A Speaker Emerges
Since this is my first of what will be many blog entries; I figured I should open by sharing another "first experience" with you. On this past Saturday, I had the honor of speaking to a large group of kids as part of the LeMoyne-Owen Hank Aaron Celebrity Sports Weekend. At first I wasn't that nervous because I figured I was used to large crowds and this should be a "slam dunk" for lack of better words! In front of a group of what had to be about 250-300 kids; I watched as speaker after speaker addressed the group with heart touching sentiments... Just before I was to speak, Elliot Perry; who is someone that I admire for everything that he has done to give back to this city and make an impact in the lives of children, got up and gave a tear-jerker of a speech! I 'm sitting there thinking "How in the world do I follow that up"! That's when I realized that it probably wasn't going to be as easy as I thought it would! Overall, I think I did okay, I hope that I said something that the kids can take with them to help them make positive decisions in their lives. It was a first for me, and I am thankful to be given such an opportunity! Thanks again to Roger Brown, with the Office of Institutional Development at LOC! I enjoyed being a part of this weekends' events!
Posted by Tarence Kinsey