Contact us today to hire the best Sports Motivational Speakers for your corporate conference, business meeting or special event! Below are the top trending sports stars from the 2015 ESPY Awards:
Ronda Rousey: Okay sports fans, play time is over. Ronda Rousey has more than a fighting chance of stealing the show at Wednesday night’s 2015 ESPY Awards! She’s been nominated for Best Female Athlete and Best Play for her unreal 15 second arm bar victory over Cat Zingano. She’s also duking it out with an all-male list of nominees for Best Fighter. Iconic female Sports Motivational Speakers like Ronda use their experiences in sports to empower others to be great on work and in life!
Devon Still: Life is bigger than the game of football. Devon Still will be the first person to tell you that. The Bengals defensive tackle and his superhero sidekick Leah will be accepting the Jimmy V Perseverance Award at the 2015 ESPY Awards. In the past year, Leah’s battle with cancer has helped inspire nationwide fundraisers for pediatric cancer research. Devon falls into a category of Sports Motivational Speakers who can relate to cancer survivors, their families and experiences first hand.
Lindsey Vonn: She may have been down but never out. Olympic skier Lindsey Vonn fought back from a series knee injury that kept her out of the 2014 Olympic Games to set a world record for World Cup wins in 2015. She’s been nominated for Best Comeback Athlete in addition to Best Female Athlete. Lindsey is an Olympic Gold Medalist who has faced setbacks in her career like many Sports Motivational Speakers. It’s how she’s dealt with them that makes her such an inspiring figure for women in sports.
Mike Krzyzewski: The category for Best Coach is a huge toss-up this year – so many memorable moments! Geno Auriemma continued to rewrite the record books with his 10th national title while Urban Meyer led the underdog Buckeyes to a national title. Steve Kerr won his first NBA title in his first year while Bill Belichick was busy winning his 4th Super Bowl. But when it comes down to it, 1,000 wins and a 5th national title victory should be enough to send Coach K to the podium on Wednesday night.
Jordan Spieth: Best Breakthrough Performance you say? How about becoming the first golfer to win the first 2 major tournaments of the season since Tiger Woods? Sports Speaker and pro golfer Jordan Spieth is on a magical run that hardly a player on the PGA Tour can stop. He’ll miss the awards ceremony Wednesday in chase of his 3rd major victory at the British Open in Scotland. Jordan is undoubtedly the new face of professional golf and a role model for other young athletes.
Serena Williams: Hard courts, grass or clay, Serena Williams rules the pro tennis scene with an iron backhand. To fully appreciate the greatness of Serena Williams, you have to understand the power of her dominance in the sport. Nominated for Best Female Athlete, Serena is so good tennis fans have come to expect it from her. When the only surprising storyline is a loss, you know you’ve reached a plateau that only the most elite athletes have ever reached before.
Stephen Curry: NBA MVP and Dad of the Year Steph Curry is enjoying the life at the top this offseason. Last week he celebrated the birth of his second daughter and Wednesday he’s going up against Lebron, Aaron Rogers and J.J. Watt in the biggest ESPY category of the night for Best Male Athlete. What a year and what a future for Mr. Curry! As his career continues to progress, Steph has the opportunity to join fellow NBA legends as Sports Motivational Speakers for special events.
Julie Foudy: No doubt Sports Speaker Julie Foudy had flashbacks of her own World Cup glory days watching the USWNT bring home the Gold Medal last week. Julie captained the last triumphant USWNT in 1999 that won the World Cup thanks to Brandi Chastain’s memorable PK. Julie served as a primary ESPN commentator during World Cup coverage and is scheduled to present an award at the ESPYs this week. Sports Motivational Speakers like Julie serve as fitting Keynote Speaker for leadership events and fundraisers.
Kelly Clark: For those of you who like to play in the snow, Olympic Gold Medalist Kelly Clark is one of the coolest Sports Motivational Speakers on the mountain! This year she’s been nominated for a 5th consecutive year as the ESPY’s Best Female Action Sports Athlete. When she’s not winning snowboarding medals, Kelly gives back to the sport, empowering youth to reach their goals through her snowboarding foundation. Contact Sports Speakers Bureau today to hire Motivational Speaker Kelly Clark for your event!
Peyton Manning: As his historic NFL career begins to wind down, Sports Motivational Speaker Peyton Manning is entering his finest hour. Last year he took home ESPY Awards for Best Record-Setting Performance and Best NFL Player. His 509th career TD pass this season could lead to a repeat in the Best Record-Breaking Performance category. Peyton is a walking ESPY Award. His courage, leadership and hard work have made him a role model everyone wants to emulate on and off the field.