Thursday, October 10, 2013

Flint Hills Job Corps Center, Speaking Engagement

9-30-13 Speaking Engagement

I would like to thank Gary Vesta, Center Director at Flint Hills Job Corps Center in Kansas, for asking whether I would be interested in speaking to students regarding life, difficult times, and keeping a positive attitude to overcome difficult situations.  I worked with Gary at FHJCC back in 92'-94' as a recreational advisor before returning back to my hometown, Garland TX.

The goal of this engagement was to help inspire a "You Can" attitude.  My intent was to encourage students and let them know that they can accomplish whatever they want to accomplish in life and on the job.  Everything is a process and they should hang in there as they learn their crafts and skills.

It was an honor and I am blown away at the thought of having an opportunity to help kids.  I'm excited that I might have a chance to give with hopes of changing a kid's life in a positive way.

                       Center Director, Gary Vesta

                     Johnny Taylor 

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Frank V. Bergman Elementary School, Speaking Engagement

9-30-13 Speaking Engagement

I would like to thank Lori Martin, principle of Frank V. Bergman Elementary School, for giving me my 1st speaking engagement with  5th & 6th graders. The purpose of  this engagement was "To Encourage and Motivate". My intent was to encourage children to respect one another, pay attention to their parents, work hard  and at the end of the day have fun.

It was a wonderful experience, to share my successes from sports, coaching and work to navigate my present challenge.
                Principle, Lori Martin
                Students & Faculty

                Reggie Carney & Lori Martin




Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Kansas State University Legends

I recently had a speaking engagement in Kansas.  I had an opportunity to take photos with 3 Kansas Sports Hall of Fame Inductees.

Per website

Lon Kruger inducted 1999- a two-time Big-8 Conference basketball Player-of-the-Year at Kansas State University, and the Big-8's all-time "Mr. Hustle" honoree.

Steven Henson inducted 2009- one of the state's top all-around athletes at McPherson High School before going on to become one of the greatest basketball players in Kansas State University history.

Bill Snyder inducted 2006- it's been called the "Miracle of Manhattan" or simply the greatest turnaround in college football history.  Whatever the case, when Bill Snyder was named the head coach at Kansas State on November 30, 1988, the Wildcats were arguably the worst college football program in America.  Over the next 17 seasons, they became one of best as Snyder won 136 games, lost 68, tied one and became one of the country's most respected and admired coaches.

After all these years, they still have an open door policy with their players.