February 4, 2010 , Miami, FL
ESP Celebrates Super Bowl XLIV in Miami
The inaugural Entertainment & Sports Plus Super Bowl celebration was a rousing success.
Networking guru George Fraser addressing student-athletes from Broward and Miami-Dade counties in the first annual Business of Sport Summit as part of Super Bowl XLIV activities
Nearly 200 student-athletes from Miami-Dade and Broward counties participated in the first annual Business of Sport Summit co-sponsored by Entertainment & Sports Plus and Sports Entertainment Team (SET), a group of NFL moms and other entrepreneurial women Two dozen professionals from various segments of the sports business industry informed and motivated students to do better academically in order to pursue non-playing careers in professional and collegiate sports, i.e. administration, athletic trainer, broadcasting, catering, coach, chiropractor, community affairs, equipment manager, facilities, finance, groundskeeper, human resources, information technology, marketing, media relations, operations, personnel (college/pro) ,public relations, security, sponsorship, ticket sales, technical services and video services.
NFL great and namesake of the John Wooten Leadership Award, John Wooten, accepting the inaugural award at the VIP Reception aboard the luxury Biscayne Lady Yacht
Our signature event, the VIP Reception honoring John Wooten and his 50 year association with professional football, was magical as over 200 celebrities, current and former football players, front office personnel and NFL moms enjoyed the ambiance of Miami aboard the luxurious Biscayne Lady Yacht. A benefit for Haiti and Autism Speaks, the reception was co-hosted by Vivica Fox and 103.5 The Beat's Vanessa James, with entertainment by Kym Whitley. Hall of Fame running back Jim Brown, a former teammate of John Wooten with the Cleveland Browns, presented John with the inaugural John Wooten Leadership Award to be given annually at the Super Bowl to the college and professional football player who best exemplify the leadership and vision of the man behind the Fritz Pollard Alliance (www.fpal.org), the organization that has acted as the change agent in terms of changing the complexion of management, coaching and scouting positions in the National Football League.
John Wooten Leadership Award winner, John Wooten, Chairman of the Fritz Pollard Alliance, and former NY Giant great and NFL Hall of Famer Harry Carson, President of the Fritz Pollard Alliance acknowledge the announcement of the inaugural award at the VIP Reception.
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Sports and Entertainment Team's Cheryl Foster, mother of former NFL running back Desean Foster, and ESP's Everett Glenn, acknowledging guest as the first annual Super Bowl VIP Reception honoring John Wooten, Chairman, Fritz Pollard Alliance.
ESP client Reshard Langford of the Kansas City Chiefs participated in the Business of Sport Summit and shared his experiences with the 200 student-athletes in attendance. Reshard also joined 40 other NFL players and Grammy Award and Stellar Award vocalist Donnie McClurkin, BeBe and CeCe Winans, Karen Clark-Sheard, Israel and New Breed and Canton Jones in the 11th Annual Super Bowl Gospel Celebration. Produced by Results, Inc., a leading urban faith-based entertainment and promotions agency that works with leading companies to develop faith-based initiatives to reach the valued faith-oriented consumer, the legacy concert is the first and only gospel concert officially sanctioned by the NFL for Super Bowl Weekend. Reshard’s jam packed Super Bowl schedule culminated with his participation in the Gridiron Celebrity Hoops, the first and only celebrity basketball game to have become sanctioned by the National Football League. Produced exclusively by Jam Sports & Entertainment, LLC., www.jamsports237.com this un-matched fan-favorite experience has become one of the most anticipated events during the Big Game weekend, where NFL players, streetballers, champion boxers, professional wrestlers, models, and other celebrities come together for a high-profile game of hoops to highlight the importance of "fostering hope, fostering care, and inspiring infinite possibilities" for abused, abandoned, and neglected children from Juli's Kids Motivated to Succeed.
John Wooten Leadership Award namesake, John Wooten, whose influence in NFL circles knows no bounds and whose insight and knowledge is virtually unparalleled in the NFL, accepting the inaugural John Wooten Leadership Award from ESP's Everett Glenn.
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ESP's Everett Glenn and actor/comedian Kym Whitley, share a laugh during the VIP Reception aboard the luxury Biscayne Lady Yacht
Photos by Jeff Lewis link to www.jefflewisphotography.com