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Conversations with Legends of Indoor Soccer - First Day
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About this Speaker
Honored Olympic athlete and youth sports consultant who designs sports infrastructures for youth; charismatic visionary focused on inclusion; well-networked with successful entrepreneurs, investors, and corporate leaders; strongly committed to the educational and athletic development of kids. Reputation for excellence. International orientation—dedication to global social change through youth sports. Born in the Republic Of Liberia, West Africa.
• Carried the Olympic Torch for the 2004 Games in Athens, Greece • 2005 Grand Marshal Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade, City of Carrollton, TX • Over 2,000 personal appearances to promote soccer during a 15-year professional career • Established scholarship fund for economically disadvantaged children – Super Star Soccer Camp, Pocono, PA • Conducted the first inner-city soccer program, Philadelphia, PA
Soccer: 15+ years as a professional soccer player; consultant, advisor, fundraiser Coaching: Junior soccer leagues, inner-city teams Consulting: Corporate, business development Managing: Fitness centers – daily operations, national expansion Current: Senior Vice President: The Last Well: Director: Liberia operations Current: Global Ambassador: Liberia YMCA Current: Sports Ministry Missionary - Covenant Church, Carrollton, Texas Current: Founder/President of DonamiSport: The largest Grassroots Soccer program facilitator in Sub-Sahara Africa.
EXPERIENCE – HIGHLIGHTS
• President, Municipal Youth Sports Consultant, Inc.
• Management Consultant to the City of Houston Soccer Program (largest municipal youth sports program in the U.S.)
• Owner, Designer Awards, Inc., Dallas Texas (largest minority-owned awards company in the U.S. • Division Supervisor, 24 Hour Fitness (supervising 65 facilities, $200 MM operation) • District Manager, Fit-Lite Fitness Clubs (a division of 24 Hour Fitness)
• Quest for Success Award, Minority Small Business Owner of the Year, Dallas, Texas • Soccer Volunteer of the Year for the U.S. (awarded by the Soccer Industrial Council of America) • Seven-times Major Indoor Soccer League (MISL) All-Star • MVP Freshman year, New England All-Star Soccer Game (SCSU 1976) • Three-time college soccer all-American (Southern Connecticut State University –76-77-78) • New York City High School Soccer Player of the Year • New York City High School Athlete of the Year
• Bronze Medal Winner, 1989 Indoor World Championship (Member, U.S. Five-A-Side Team) • 1987 – Member, Dallas Sidekicks MISL Championship Team • 1980 – Member, U.S. Olympic Team • 1979, 1980 – Member, U.S. Senior World Cup Team • 1978 – Member, U.S. Pan American Team
• President, Municipal Soccer Association
• Member, United States Soccer Federation National Board of Directors
• Founder & Chairman, Citibeat Foundation (provides soccer scholarship funds to underprivileged children) • U.S. Soccer, World Cup Foundation, Board of Directors • Member, United States Soccer Federation Executive Committee • Chairman, U.S. Soccer Cross-Cultural Committee • Chairman, U.S. Soccer Spectrum Program • 1994 World Cup member of the Dallas Host Committee Executive Board • U.S. Team Liaison, Nigerian 1994 World Cup • Served as U-16 U.S. National Team delegate to Canada • South District Team Coach, Olympic Development team • North Texas State Soccer Association (Soccer representative, Athletic Advisory Council of the United States Olympic Committee) • Olympic Representative, U.S. Soccer Federation Board of Directors • Coach, Long Island Junior Soccer League Select Team
Co-Chairman, American Cancer Society Fundraising Committee Sponsor – “I Have a Dream Foundation” Sponsor – youth choir member to tour Africa Board of Directors, Dallas Black Chamber of Commerce Team Liaison, Nigerian National Team, 1994 World Cup