The Pros & Cons of Athletes as Role Models

Whether people like it or not, sports celebrities are now more influential than ever before.

And while not all people think athletes as role models are a good thing, the truth is, there are both positive and negative sides of the issue to explore.

In this piece we’ll be answering the age-old question: are athletes good role models?

Why Athletes Are Good Role Models

Although athletes get both negative and positive coverage in the press and in general, the truth is, there are plenty of reasons why it’s a good thing that athletes are role models.

For starters, professional athletes as role models makes sense because there are simply so many to choose from. There’s a handful of widely popular sports, each of which has its own celebrities, stars, and leaders, which means that there’s never a shortage of accomplished people who can share their stories and provide inspiration to all types of audiences. ... Read More

Notre Dame Football Legend Rudy Ruettiger To Speak at SouthArk Lecture Series

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Former Notre Dame Football Rudy Ruettiger will speak about his journey to achieve his dream of playing football for the Fighting Irish at the SouthArk Lecture Series. The event is open to the public and will take place this upcoming Thursday October 11th at 7 pm at The El Dorado Conference Center at 311 S West Ave, El Dorado, AR 71730.  There is no cost to attend.

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MLB Legend Darryl Strawberry Nominated as The Keynote Speaker for the 10th Annual Harvest of Hope Gala Fundraiser

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A Keynote Speech By Darryl Strawberry About His Journey With Recovery

Former MLB player Darryl Strawberry will speak about his struggles with addiction, and his road to recovery that ultimately led him to be the man he is today at the 10th annual Harvest of Hope Gala Fundraiser hosted by The Good News Rescue Mission.

The event will take place on Saturday, October 6 at 6 pm at the Redding Civic Auditorium,  700 Auditorium Dr, Redding, CA 96001. For more information and tickets, please visit: ... Read More

Hockey Legend and Hall of Famer Phil Esposito Appearance and Autograph Signing in Wilmington, MA – Nov 5

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Upcoming Phil Eposito Autograph Signing

WILMINGTON, MA – Meet hockey legend, broadcaster and Hall of Famer Phil Esposito at an autograph signing in Wilmington, MA on Sunday, November 5, 2017. Phil Esposito will make an appearance at a time to be announced sometime during show hours between 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. to meet and greet fans and sign autographs and memorabilia at the 32nd Annual GBSCC Sports Card & Memorabilia Show hosted by the Greater Boston Sports Collectors Club (GBSCC). The event will take place at the Aleppo Shriners Auditorium, 99 Fordham Rd, Wilmington, MA 01887. Source: GBSCC ... Read More

World Series Champ Jason Varitek to Make Appearance at Boston, MA Charity Gala Event – Nov 3

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BOSTON, MA – World Series champion Jason Varitek will make an appearance at the Pedro Martinez Charity Gala in Boston, MA on Friday, November 3rd, 2017. The purpose of the fundraiser will be to help raise money for the relief effort for people affected by hurricanes Irma and Maria in the Caribbean. Jason Varitek will make an appearance from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. to dine with guests at the special gala dinner. The event will take place in the Grand Ballroom of the Colonnade Hotel, 120 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02116. Source: Eventbrite ... Read More

Hall of Famer Jonathan Ogden Appearance and Autograph Signing in Glen Burnie, MD – Oct 27

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GLEN BURNIE, MD – Meet Hall of Famer Jonathan Ogden at an autograph signing in Glen Burnie, MD on Friday, October 27, 2017. Jonathan Ogden will make an appearance from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. to meet with fans and sign autographs at the Grand Opening of the Dash In at Arundel Plaza. The event will take place at the Dash In, 6616 Ritchie Hwy, Glen Burnie, MD 21061. Source: Facebook ... Read More

Former Chiefs Legend Christian Okoye Appearance and Autograph Signing in Topeka KS – Oct 28

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TOPEKA KS – Join former Kansas City Chiefs legend Christian Okoye at an autograph signing in Topeka KS on Saturday October 28 2017. Christian Okoye will make an appearance from 11:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. to meet and greet fans and sign autographs and memorabilia at Legends Sports in the West Ridge Mall. The event will take place at Legends Sports, 1801 SW Wanamaker Rd, Topeka KS 66604. Source: Facebook ... Read More

Six-Time All-Star Willie Randolph Appearance at Little Falls, NJ Charity Dinner and Auction – Oct 26

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LITTLE FALLS, NJ – Join Six-Time All-Star Willie Randolph at a charity dinner and auction in Little Falls, NJ on Thursday, October 26, 2017. Willie Randolph will make an appearance between 6:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. to meet and greet dinner guests and speak at a Q and A session at the gathering. A porton of the auction proceeds are to benifit Autisum plus there will be additional items available for purchase. The event will take place at The Falls by Frungillo Caterers, 215 Route 23 South, 07424 Little Falls, NJ 07424. Source: Facebook ... Read More

Three-Time World Series Champ Vida Blue Appearance and Autograph Signing in Shakopee, MN – Oct 28

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SHAKOPEE, MN – Three-time World Series champion Vida Blue will be at an autograph signing in Shakopee, MN on Saturday Oct 28, 2017. Vida Blue will make an appearance from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. to meet and greet fans and sign autographs and memorabilia at the Minneapolis Sports Collectible Show and Autograph Convention. The event will take place at the Canterbury Park Racetrack and Casino, 1100 Canterbury Rd, Shakopee, MN 55379. Source: Cactus League Sports ... Read More

World Series Champ Bret Saberhagen Appearance and Autograph Signing in Hempstead, NY – Oct 21

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HEMPSTEAD, NY – World Series Champ Bret Saberhagen will be at an autograph signing in Hempstead, NY on Saturday, October 21, 2017. Bret Saberhagen will make an appearance from 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. to meet and greet fans and sign autographs and memorabilia at the The Long Island National sports memorabilia show. The event will take place at Hofstra University – David Mack Center, 100 Hofstra Blvd, Hempstead, NY 11549. Source: JP’s Sports and Rock Solid Promotions ... Read More