So you want to hire top sports speakers to headline your next event? You’ve come to the right place! Sports Speakers Bureau is a leading speakers bureau dedicated to assisting companies and organizations in hiring the best sports motivational speakers to fit the theme and desired goals of each unique event we help coordinate. We work exclusively on behalf of your organization to secure a retired legend or current sports star at the best possible price within your budget range. To get your search started, below is a list of the top trending sports motivational speakers for hire who are now accepting new appearance opportunities for 2017:
Kerri Walsh-Jennings: The queen of beach volleyball Kerri Walsh-Jennings is the top requested female sports speaker for events heading into 2017. After a 4th straight Olympic Medal in Rio this summer, Kerri has cemented her legacy as the best women’s beach volleyball player in history bar none. This month, it was announced that she will be sitting down with attendees at the 2017 REALTOR Broker Summit in February for a moderated Q&A to discuss her continued drive for success, setting new goals and overcoming obstacles. Kerri does a great job at taking her experiences as a superstar athlete and translating them to the business world. Her universal tips for success can help inspire your organization to set lofty goals and face new challenges head on.
Tim Tebow: He’s a 2-Time National Champion, Heisman Trophy winner, former NFL quarterback, NY Times bestselling author and a college football analyst. But above all else, Tim Tebow is an inspiration. Tim was recently tapped as the featured keynote speaker for the SEPC Southern Exposure Conference being held next March in Orlando, Florida. Tim is a Florida native and will be going back to his roots to share his testimony of strength in the face of new and unforeseen challenges. As a keynote speaker for corporate events, Tim can speak to a variety of different topics including his experiences as a professional athlete and sportscaster, his faith, the importance of helping others and leaving a legacy.
Mia Hamm: In November, former USWNT soccer star Mia Hamm kicked it with the Peak Vista Community Health Center to keynote their annual Breakfast of Champions event. Mia has been retired from professional soccer for several years now but stays busy as a mother of three and popular sports motivational speaker for corporate conferences and special events. She has also focused on using her fame as a platform to help others through philanthropic endeavors including her own non-profit foundation. The Mia Hamm Foundation is dedicated to helping raise funds for families in need of a bone marrow or cord transplant as well as providing more opportunities for young women in sports.
Adam Silver: As the commissioner of the NBA, you might think a day in the life of Adam Silver is all about basketball. In reality, Adam is involved with so much more than just the league and the game itself. Adam sat down for a moderated Q&A session at the 2016 SVG Summit in NYC a few weeks ago to discuss the current state of the sports programming industry and how the evolving media landscape could shape the future of sports broadcasting. He also discuss how digital media has helped accelerate the globalization of sports. Adam is an intelligent sports businessman who makes for a very engaging and informative keynote or moderated Q&A session at sports industry conferences and other business events.
Shannon Miller: Olympic icon and cancer survivor Shannon Miller was in Savannah, Georgia in early December to keynote the Anderson Cancer Institute’s annual fundraising luncheon. As an elite athlete, Shannon knows how to fight to win. When she was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2011, she knew this fight was her most important battle yet and she was determined to beat it. Now cancer free, Shannon strives to use her voice to create hope in the fight against cancer and encourage others to adopt a “Gold Medal Mindset” that helps you win each day no matter the obstacles or challenges you may face.
Robin Roberts: Former ESPN sportscaster turned anchor of ABC’s Good Morning America Robin Roberts was officially inducted into the Sports Broadcasting Hall of Fame along with Verne Lundquist and the late Craig Sager during a special ceremony held on December 13th. The honor is well-deserved after her many years spent with the ESPN family of networks and she provided a few inspirational words during the induction. Her message? Dream big and focus small. She also touched on the importance of believing in yourself but also recognizing your need for help from others to reach your goals.
Jim Craig: Do you believe in miracles? We do now! Jim Craig was the U.S. goalie in net for the historic “Miracle on Ice” hockey game at the 1980 Olympics in which the U.S. achieved the seemingly impossible and beat the Russian National Team to bring home the Gold Medal. It is still considered one of the greatest moments in sports history. Jim now travels the country as a sports motivational speaker sharing his inspirational first-hand story of that fateful team and how that moment has shaped the rest of his life. He does an incredible job of weaving in his own personal experiences with the themes of the event to use his story to further the goals of the organization he is speaking for.
Lindsey Vonn: This fall, Olympic skier and fitness icon Lindsey Vonn released her first book titled Strong is the New Beautiful: Embrace Your Natural Beauty, Eat Clean and Harness Your Power. Lindsey is a small town Minnesota girl at heart and her book is aimed at helping women love their bodies and feel confident and capable in their own skin. In recent weeks, Lindsey traveled to Edwards, Colorado for a meet & greet and book signing at a local bookstore. Guests raved about her humble, down-to-earth nature and they could tell that she truly cared about encouraging and inspiring others to be the best version of themselves every day.
Kobe Bryant: Kobe may not play for the Lakers anymore, but he’s still taking big shots in his career after founding his own venture capital fund this fall. Kobe has always been a savvy businessman away from the court and now will focus on helping others grow and expand their businesses as a mentor and investor. He has also opened up his schedule to more personal appearances and keynote opportunities as we enter 2017. Kobe serves as an incredibly inspirational figure who speaks to audiences about the drive to succeed, developing a game plan for success and beating the competition time and time again.
Leigh Anne Tuohy: Leigh Anne is a bestselling author and motivational keynote speaker whose inspirational story was immortalized in the 2009 film The Blind Side starring Sandra Bullock. Leigh Anne is the mother of 3 children including NFL lineman Michael Oher whom her family adopted when Michael was in high school. As a motivational keynote speaker for charity events and corporate conferences, Leigh Anne focuses on the power of lifting up others. Her speech topics center around several key themes including recognizing the full potential of individuals, finding value in those who society has deemed valueless and her personal stories from raising a blended family.
If you would like to hire top sports speakers from the list above or another sports motivational speaker from our database, contact us today! Sports Speakers Bureau can help you determine speaker fees, hire top sports speakers and provide logistics and event support to ensure a great event for you and your audience. Contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (212) 410-4243 to hire top sports speakers and speak with a Sports Speakers Bureau representative.