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Jay Bilas: With his infinite basketball knowledge, ceaseless Jeezy Twitter quotes and unabashed opinion on the state of college basketball affairs, it’s clear Jay Bilas is hip to the game. From the court at Cameron Indoor Stadium at Duke University! ESPN’s most prominent college basketball analyst recently served as the Master of Ceremonies at the 60th anniversary of Jayhawk basketball at the University of Kansas. Sport Speaker Bilas has the ability to impact a crowd like none other and is a great choice if you are in the market to hire a motivational sports speaker. The ball’s in your court now!
Ronda Rousey: Ronda “Rowdy” Rousey has a lot on her plate, what with becoming the first American woman to receive an Olympic Medal in Judo in the Summer Olympics of 2008 as well as currently defending her title as the UFC Bantamweight Champion. Sports Speaker Ronda recently signed an endorsement deal with clothing brand Buffalo David Bitton. The UFC’s most popular female fighter has entertained a number of new endorsement deals this year in addition to her new deal with the clothing brand. Here’s your chance to hire an inspirational speaker who has literally fought her way to the top!
Lee Corso: For college football fans, Saturday morning is not complete without Lee Corso’s longstanding tradition of putting on the headgear to represent his guess of the winning team that week. This past week marked the 250th time he has put on headgear since it all started 18 years ago. As the college football season winds to a close, Sports Speaker Lee will begin to have much better availability for paid appearances outside of ESPN. Don’t miss out of your opportunity to hear from the Master of College Gameday Ceremonies!
Anita Marks: Sports speaker Anita Marks has worn multiple hats throughout her career from the host of “The Anita Marks Show” on NBC Sports Radio, to making a name for herself as talented QB in the WPFL in the early 2000’s. Marks recently signed an endorsement deal with Pandora Jewelry, who will be unveiling 32 new charms to represent the 32 teams in the NFL. She’s bringing a whole new aspect to the love of football and joins country music darling Kellie Pickler and Olympian Gracie Gold as celebrity spokespeople for the brand.
Madison Bumgarner: At just 25 years old, 2014 World Series MVP Madison Bumgarner recently found himself on the couches of The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon showing off the 3rd World Series trophy in his career. With perhaps his best season yet behind him, Sports Speaker Madison has signed an endorsement deal for Jockey’s “MadBum” underwear, a part of their Supporting Greatness Campaign. Bumgarner joins the late MLB great Babe Ruth, Astronaut Buzz Aldrin, and General George Patton in the newest Jockey celebrity spokesperson ad campaign.
Phil Mickelson: If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. That’s exactly what PGA Golf Player Phil Mickelson is thinking after renewing his endorsement with Callaway. Sports Speaker Phil has been with Callaway for 10 years now and has zero intention for that to change. One major change in his career plans however is his new position as an assistant golf coach for the Arizona State University, the place he won 3 individual titles himself as a college golfer. Phil loves giving back to the game that has given him so much and his inspirational life story will ignite a new zest for life at your next corporate event or fundraiser.
Dick Vitale: College basketball season is the perfect opportunity to let the March Madness theme run wild when considering a guest keynote speaker for your future event. Sports Speaker Dick Vitale is the game’s most respected vet in the broadcast booth and his catchphrases will certainly live on in college hoops lore. He has used his influence as an ESPN analyst and college hoops guru to bring attention to a number of charitable causes throughout his career including supporting his late friend Jimmy Valvano and the V Foundation for cancer research. Not to mention his books are awesome baby! His experience as an analyst transfers seamlessly into motivational speaking at anything from sales seminars, fundraisers and leadership conferences.
Jeff Gordon: Engines are running hot on the track as the NASCAR Race to The Chase enters it’s final stages, but off the track Sports Speaker Jeff has taken a more charitable approach. Jeff and former crew chief Ray Evernham have restored a 1999 Pepsi Racing car model from their last season working together to auction off at the Barrett Jackson Car Auction in Scottsdale in 2015. Proceeds from the classic whip will go to the Jeff Gordon Children’s Foundation. It’s hard to find a more well-liked NASCAR personality for your next corporate event or paid appearance than the Rainbow Warrior.
Robinson Cano: Robinson Cano was just what the doctor ordered for the Seattle Mariners this year and mobile developer HTC is hoping he will have the same impact as a new brand ambassador for the company. The multi-year deal with most certainly include a rollout or print and digital ad campaigns featuring the Mariner’s All-Star second baseman. Sports Speaker Robinson has become a role model for American fans as well as fans in his home country of the Dominican Republic. The offseason is a perfect chance to lock in well-known MLB personalities who are not available during the long and rigorous season schedule each year.
Peyton & Eli Manning: The Manning brothers are always up to something be it together on the football field, or their unique off field antics. Denver Broncos Quarterback Peyton Manning recently was featured in a new advertisement for Fritos Chili Pizza at Papa Johns. (Yum!) Sports Speaker Eli Manning recently starred in an Anti-Domestic Violence PSA alongside other NFL personalities including Cris Carter and Antonio Gates to be aired during NFL Games. This dynamic brother duo have made it a point to become more than football players and more importantly represent a positive public figure for their fans to look up to.