I had a speech last week in Nebraska and before I caught my flight home, I made my way over to the US Olympic Swimming Trials in Omaha to catch up with two of the greatest competitors on the planet.
Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte have established in the pool what Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer had on the golf course or Jimmy Connors and John McEnroe had on the tennis courts. Anytime they are in the same event, all eyes are locked on the two best swimmers on the planet.
Warrick Dunn is one of the most exceptional people I’ve ever met.
Warrick played 13 years in the NFL, becoming the smallest player in the league’s history to carry the football for more than 10,000 yards. While in high school, his mother, a police officer, was killed during a robbery at a bank. When Warrick made it to the NFL, he started a foundation and continues today to help buy homes for single mothers like his. To date, he has helped 115 single parents and 306 children wake up in homes they get to call their own. (Read more...)
This weekend in Sarasota the most recognized voice in college basketball, Dick Vitale, gathered 900 of his closest friends to make a difference.
The gala was built to raise money for the cure of pediatric cancers and the night was a celebration of Vitale’s one-time broadcasting partner, Jim Valvano.