Madden Sports Speakers
JOHN AMATT Straight to the Top and Beyond! - Through an awe- inspiring, multi-media presentation, John Amatt relives his death-defying climb to the top of Mount Everest - inspiring success, professional achievement and peak performance! Find out why "the key to success is preparation" - you'll be glad you did!
ERNIE BANKS "Let's Play Two" For 19 years Ernie Banks delighted Wrigley Field fans with his long and frequent home runs, steady fielding and cheerful disposition. He belted 512 home runs, five times hitting over 40 in a single season. Banks smashed a record five grand slams in 1955 and his 47 round-trippers in 1958 are the most ever by a shortstop. He won the National League MVP in consecutive years, 1958-1959. Known for his classic quip, "let's play two!"
ROCKY BLEIER was not very big and not very fast, but he was an incredibly determined athlete when the Pittsburgh Steelers picked him late in the 1968 draft. Before he could prove himself as a rookie, he was drafted again—this time, for combat duty in Vietnam.
GREG GUMBEL CBS Sports Announcer - Greg's newest keynote presentation "Rewind. Review & Replay" is an entertaining and inspiration speech offering his personal stories and insights into the world of sports drawing from his nearly 40 years of experience.
LARRY CSONKA travels the country visiting various clubs and corporations as a Sports Humor/Motivational Speaker. His speeches are laced with humor and dramatic personal experiences. He has a tremendous story to tell and backs it up with a warm sincere approach that will have listeners on the edge of their seats. Larry will speak about the game, the players, coaching and starring moments of a great career. His audiences delight in his humor and leave feeling that they have always known him.GARY FENCIK Yale and Northwestern graduate, successful businessman (and one great football player!) One of the most accomplished speakers from football, Gary Fencik outlines the many lessons that have propelled him to success, both on and off the field. A real Chicago Bear & Super Bowl champion!
BRUCE JENNER Finding the Champion Within - Bruce Jenner captivated the world when he broke the world record by scoring 8,634 points in the decathlon at the 1976 Olympic games in Montreal and earned the title, "World's Greatest Athlete." In the years since this athletic achievement, Bruce has captivated numerous audiences worldwide with his inspiring Olympic, personal and professional success story.
BRIAN HOLLOWAY is more than "just another" professional athlete. He is an inspirational speaker, an expert futurist, and a "true" business professional. A former All-Pro football player, Brian understands how to attain optimum results and, most importantly, he can communicate it. Brian excels at providing transformational outcomes for individuals and companies who must breakthrough to an extraordinary future - perfect for all types of organizations!
TEAM HOYT - Dick Hoyt and Rick Hoyt are a father-and-son team from Massachusetts who together have competed an impressive 224 Triathlons, 65 Marathons (including 25 Boston Marathons) and 6 Ironmans - in addition to numerous other competitions. They have also climbed mountains and once trekked 3,735 miles across America in just 45 days. It’s a remarkable record of exertion — all the more so when you consider that Rick can’t walk or talk. At Rick’s birth in 1962 the umbilical cord coiled around his neck and cut off oxygen to his brain. Dick and his wife, Judy, were told that there would be no hope for their child’s development. Undaunted, the couple brought their son home determined to raise him as “normally” as possible. After fighting local school bureaucracies for years, Rick was finally admitted into a public school in 1975. Two years later, Rick told his father (via a new computer program designed by Tufts University) that he wanted to participate in a five-mile benefit run for a local lacrosse player who had been paralyzed in an accident. Dick, far from being a long-distance runner, agreed to push Rick in his wheelchair. They finished next to last but they felt they had achieved a triumph. That night, Dick remembers, “Rick told us he just didn’t feel handicapped when we were competing” and both of their lives were changed forever.
LARRY HOLMES Larry Holmes is the epitome of a champion whose humbleness overshadows his celebrity status. His struggles and determination lead him onto a path of being one of the greatest athletes in history – a 7 ½ world championship reign that was just one victory shy of tying Rocky Marciano’s 49-0 unbeaten streak. And, on October 2, 1980, Holmes’ 11th round victory over Muhammad Ali, cemented his claim as world heavyweight champion.
MAGIC JOHNSON Among the elite of professional basketball history, there are few whose greatness compares to that of Ervin “Magic” Johnson. A hero in the annals of NBA record books, his 12-year career, his five titles, and even his multiple MVP recognitions are second thoughts compared to the legendary on court rivalries that brought professional basketball into the mass media limelight. Since leaving the sport, Johnson has redefined himself as a businessman and advocate of AIDS awareness. Donating his time, his money, and his fame, he now focuses his efforts on revitalizing neglected communities and providing quality entertainment and services, while also working to raise funds for community—based organizations dealing with HIV/AIDS education and prevention programs. Ervin "Magic" Johnson is a survivor that proves through his life that the game isn’t over until the last whistle blows.
BOB LOVE A severe stutterer most of his life, Bob Love went from Chicago Bulls superstar to low-paid dishwasher almost overnight. But Bob refused to give up and fought back to become one of the most sought-after speakers today. No ordinary speaker, this uplifting program is one that you'll never forget!
MIKE SCHLAPPI Inspirational speaker, author, MBA, husband, father and two-time Olympic gold medal winner - Mike Schlappi has proven that Just Because You Can't Stand Up, Doesn't Mean You Can't Stand Out. He was a star athlete who survived an accidental gunshot that left him paralyzed for life. Mike's patented “Attitude Therapy” has inspired thousands of audiences to adapt, overcome, and Light The Fire Within. Mike’s life story earned the “Special People Award” by the American Medical Association and he is listed by the State of Utah as one of it’s TOP 50 ATHLETES OF THE PAST CENTURY.
DAVID MILN SMITH "Life is not a spectator sport" according to this accomplished author and featured cover of Sports Illustrated. In stirring presentations, David Smith details his remarkable, true-life stories of overcoming obstacles, taking action, and embracing the unknown with passion, courage, & confidence. You just won't believe what this man has done and accomplished!
You've seen him strut his stuff on the football gridiron, now TOM WADDLE showcases his sports knowledge on WGN Radio's "Sports Central." The former Chicago Bear appears with David Kaplan on "Sports Central," heard weeknights from 7:00-9:00 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday afternoons at 4:00 p.m. Waddle also covers Bears pre- and post-game programming, and offer sports-related commentary throughout the week serving as a daily sportscaster fill-in. Tom is also a well-respected sports host for FOX Chicago since 1996.
It ain't over till it's over. Yogi Berra
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