Why are they trending you might ask? Let the experts at Sports Speakers Bureau break down who’s hot and uncover why these Sports Speakers are making headlines.
Rachel Nichols: In the past decade, Sports Speaker and Sports reporter Rachel Nichols has solidified herself as a meaningful voice in an industry dominated by male personalities. Her new CNN show, Unguarded, has been a prime example of her professionalism and her ability to chop it up with some of the biggest sports figures in the world including Lebron James, Floyd Mayweather and Derek Jeter. Rachel is a great conversationalist and would provide the perfect motivational speaker for your next event or conference.
Joe Montana: Back and Joe Cooler than a polar bear’s toenails, the 49ers fearless Hall of Famer is now on his selfie grind! Sports Speaker Joe joined Instagram this week and wasted no time in snapping his first selfie. 20 years removed from his glory days with the 49ers, Joe is an active motivational speaker and recently participated in a charity football game at Candlestick Park back in July with other former 9er greats.
Robin Roberts: Each October we dedicate the month to those who have survived and are currently battling breast cancer. Sports Speaker and breast cancer survivor Robin has used her story to inspire others who have been affected in some way by this disease. She is actively involved with The V Foundation and other charities that are dedicated to cancer research and patient support. We are truly inspired by Robin’s courage and the way she continues to use her experiences to lift up and encourage others.
Abby Wambach: You would be hard pressed to find a better leader on the soccer field than Abby Wambach. Sports Speaker Abby is gearing up with the USWNT for the 2015 Women’s World Cup and while this may be her last go round, her presence will be felt. The woman who has scored more international goals than any male or female ever is poised for a final World Cup of epic proportions. The lasting impact she has left on the game, her teammates and fans is likened to that of other former greats Mia Hamm, Julie Foudy and Brandi Chastain.
Geno Auriemma: Is anybody else registering the magnitude with which UConn Huskies head coach Geno Auriemma is leaving his mark on women’s basketball? He is like a category 5 hurricane that has slowly engulfed the sport over the course of the last 3 decades. He recently led the U.S. Women’s National Team to the 2014 FIBA World Championship title in Turkey. The kicker? The team was largely comprised of his former players at UConn. We would say Sports Speaker Geno knows a thing or two about success and would undoubtedly make a great inspirational guest speaker for your event.
Maya Moore: 2014 just keeps getting better for this former UConn standout turned WNBA star. This week she made Turkey her sandwich and ate up the competition at the 2014 FIBA Women’s World Championship to earn the tournament MVP and lead the U.S. to the title. Sports Speaker Maya has emerged as a popular figure in the world of women’s sports after taking home the ESPY for Best WNBA Player and making an appearance in the 2014 MLB Celebrity Softball Game in Minnesota.
Drew Brees: Move over Brett, Wrangler Jeans has a new backyard football pro tossing the pigskin in their TV, online and print ad campaigns. The New Orleans Saints gunslinger and Sports Speaker Drew Brees was hired as the new celebrity spokesperson for the brand. His down home, laid-back personality fits the brand and their target demographic to a tee, or to a pair of jeans you could say. Drew is a model of character and class, and makes a great motivational speaker for corporate events and keynote speeches to youth.
Landon Donovan: The hero, the icon, the captain of American Soccer as we know it will take his final cap as a player for the U.S. Men’s National Soccer Team tonight in a friendly against Ecuador on ESPN. With the end of his international career comes a wave of emotions for many but also will give fans one last chance to see Sports Speaker Landon with the yellow armband in the red, white and blue. His list of endorsement opportunities has certainly increased with more free time. A legendary athlete like Landon is sure to delight sports fans at your next event.
Lindsey Vonn: The world’s favorite female Olympic skier is back on the slopes after rehabbing from knee surgery. What’s more is the announcement that she has once again been chosen as a celebrity ambassador for the 2016 Youth Winter Games in Norway. Sports Speaker Lindsey has become a role model and inspirational sports icon and the Olympic Committee knows she will provide a great mentor for the young, future Olympic hopefuls.
Clint Bowyer: Some NASCAR drivers are getting in on the action to raise breast cancer awareness with pink paint schemes. Clint Boyer and his 5-Hour Energy Toyota will feature a sporty new white and pink paint scheme for 3 races starting this Sunday at Charlotte. Sports Speaker Clint and 5-Hour Energy are advertising a special pink lemonade edition of 5-hour Energy to support the Living Beyond Breast Cancer Organization.