Jackie Maier and Special Olympics, Part 2

Special Olympics
Adam Ritz with Jackie Maier
This show is the continuation of an amazing conversation with Jackie Maier, one of the many talented volunteers with Special Olympics.  In this episode, we get to meet Jackie’s extraordinary children and hear about their volunteer experiences.
Jackie Maier with a Special Olympics Champion
Special Olympics

Jackie Maier and Special Olympics, Part 1

Special Olympics

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Adam Ritz with Jackie Maier

Adam broadcasts an amazing conversation with Jackie Maier, an educator who has devoted her life to Special Needs Children and the Special Olympics.  This is Part 1 of the conversation, touching on the importance of Volunteering, with Jackie’s team

Jackie Maier with a Special Olympics Champion

Special Olympics

 

Live at K-State, With Jim Bridge, Big Shoulders Fund Chicago, and more

Duke

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Adam Ritz with Jim Bridge with Duke University Football

We begin this show in front of a live studio audience at K-State as we speak to the student athletes about their community service projects.  Our feature interview is with Jim Bridge, assistant football coach at Duke University.  Jim shares with us his thoughts on fatherhood, family, integrity, character, social media, and more. We finish the show with a report from contributor Peter Bobrinskoy in Chicago as he chats with Josh Hale, the Executive Director of the Big Shoulders Fund, benefiting inner city kids achieve their dreams through access to quality, values-based education.

Big Shoulders Fund

David Thornton

On this episode Adam welcomes Ray Hilbert from Bottom Line Faith and David Thornton from the Indianapolis Colts to talk about Faith and Leadership in the marketplace.  David Thornton is the Director of Player Engagement for the Colts, and works with the players to inspire and instill leadership qualities.  David’s faith and perseverance have played major roles in his leadership in the NFL, and it’s an inspiring story for this broadcast.
Adam Ritz at Indianapolis Colts HQ with David Thornton and Ray Hilbert.

Adam Ritz at Indianapolis Colts HQ with David Thornton and Ray Hilbert.

Colts Player Engagement Director David Thornton talks with Ray Hilbert and Adam about Faith and Leadership.

Colts Player Engagement Director David Thornton talks with Ray Hilbert and Adam about Faith and Leadership.

 

Adam Ritz, David Thornton, and Ray Hilbert

Adam Ritz, David Thornton, and Ray Hilbert

Coach’s Corner with Adam Ritz

Adam Ritz Show

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Adam goes in depth with some of the country’s top coaches and athletic personalities, including Bob Stoops, Larry Brown, Rod Woodson, Jim McElwain, Brandon McManus and more.

Bob Stoops, head football coach of the Oklahoma Sooners

Bob Stoops, head football coach of the Oklahoma Sooners

Brandon McManus, kicker and Super Bowl Champion Denver Bronco

Brandon McManus, kicker and Super Bowl Champion Denver Bronco

Jim McElwain, head football coach of the Florida Gators

Jim McElwain, head football coach of the Florida Gators

Larry Brown, Coaching Legend, currently head coach of SMU hoops

Larry Brown, Coaching Legend, currently head coach of SMU hoops

NFL Hall of Famer Rod Woodson

NFL Hall of Famer Rod Woodson

Live from Boston College, with School on Wheels, and more

Camp Harbor View

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School on Wheels team members Kris Hurst and Claire Brosman with Adam Ritz

School on Wheels team members Kris Hurst and Claire Brosman with Adam Ritz

We begin this show with a live studio audience at Boston College as we feature a student athlete community service project at Camp Harbor View to help children.  Our feature interview is with Claire Brosman with School on Wheels.  Claire shares with us how School on Wheels provides tutoring for homeless children in Marion County.  Learn more at www.indySchoolOnWheels.org.  Other reports include Pledge Platform, a segment from Kalamazoo MI, and an update on how professional athletes are consulted on making good decisions.

Camp Harbor View

Live from Fresno State University, with Tom Britt, and more

Geist Half Marathon

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Adam Ritz with Tom Britt of the Geist Half Marathon

We begin this show in from of a live studio audience in California at Fresno State University, as we feature a community service project with the Fresno State Athletic Department.  Our feature interview is with Tom Britt.  Tom is the director of the Geist Half Marathon, which raises money for health and fitness programs at Geist area elementary schools.  100% of the money raised goes to fund these health initiatives.  More info, register, and donate at www.geisthalf.com.  We also feature a report on the Special Olympics with proud parent Tom Watts, and a report from K-State University about leadership.

Tom Watts being interviewed by Adam Ritz Geist Half Marathon

Live from Southern Illinois University, with Brad Lambert, and more

St Judes Children's Research Hospital

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UNC Charlotte Head Football Coach Brad Lambert with Adam Ritz

UNC Charlotte Head Football Coach Brad Lambert with Adam Ritz

We begin this broadcast at Southern Illinois University in front of a live studio audience at Greek Week.  SIU Tau Kappa Epsilon member Chris Lewis joins us to talk about their work with St. Jude Children’s Hospital.  Our feature interview is with Brad Lambert, the head football coach at the University of North Carolina Charlotte.  Coach Lambert talks about how character and integrity and even social media plays into recruiting a Division 1 student athlete.  Other segments include a report on Cystic Fibrosis and a Women’s Mentoring Program.

Adam Ritz interviewing Chris Lewis at Southern Illinois University

Adam Ritz interviewing Chris Lewis at Southern Illinois University

St Judes Children's Research Hospital

 

 

Live at the University of Florida with Vernon Hargreaves III, with Andrew McKenna, and more

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Andrew McKenna with Adam Ritz

This show literally kicks off at the University of Florida in Gainesville with probable NFL 1st Round Draft pick Vernon Hargreaves III.  Vernon shares with us the community service projects that he enjoyed serving on while playing for the Gators.  Our feature interview is with Andrew McKenna, addiction expert, keynote speaker, and author of Sheer Madness, From Federal Prosecutor To Federal Prisoner.  Andrew shares his amazing story of addiction and how his life behind bars has helped so many people deal with the growing epidemic of Heroin Addiction in America.  Also included is a report from Bradley University on Big Brothers Big Sisters.

NFL 1st Round Draft hopeful Vernon Hargreaves III from the Florida Gators

Live at Guilford College, with Little Red Door Cancer Agency, and more

Little Red Door

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Katie Means and Nick Duvall from the Little Red Door Cancer Agency with Adam Ritz

Katie Means and Nick Duvall from the Little Red Door Cancer Agency with Adam Ritz

This broadcast begins with a live studio audience at Guilford College in Greensboro NC.  We talk with Guilford student athlete Gregory Mello about their work with Big Brothers Big Sisters.  Our feature interview is with Katie Means and Nick Duvall from the Little Red Door Cancer Agency.   Join Little Red Door for their Trivia Night benefit April 19 at District Tap.  More info atwww.LittleRedDoor.com.  Segments include reports on a Bionic Hand, and Student Leadership.

Adam Ritz interviews Gregory Mello at Guilford College in Greensboro NC.

Adam Ritz interviews Gregory Mello at Guilford College in Greensboro NC.

Little Red Door

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