Live from Texas A&M, with Jenny Anchondo, Paul Poteet, Special Olympics, Food Bank of New York, and more

T=win City Mission

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Alex Sezer of Texas A&M Aggies Football

Alex Sezer of Texas A&M Aggies Football

We begin this show with a live audience at Texas A&M as we broadcast with Aggies Football. Texas A&M Defensive Back Alex Sezer joins us to tell us about their service work wit Twin City Missions to help families in the College Station area. Our feature interview is with Fox 4 Dallas TV Journalist and Fitness Expert Jenny Anchondo to talk about 5K training tips and a healthy lifestyle. Segments include talking with Paul Poteet from Pet Pals TV about Summer Dog Safety;
Promoting the Special Olympics with a Special Olympics swimming champ; and highlighting Baltimore Ravens defensive end Chris Canty and his work with the Food Bank of New York City.

T=win City Mission

Live from Missouri State University, with NFL’s Jonathan Newsome, Penn State GA Leadership Skills, Wisconsin Sigma Phi Epsilon, 360 Mindset, and more

360 Mindset

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Adam Ritz interviews NFL rookie J-New Jonathan Newsome

Adam Ritz interviews NFL rookie J-New Jonathan Newsome

This show starts with a live audience at Missouri State University as we highlight a student initiative called Healthy Heroes. Our feature interview is with Jonathan Newsome of the NFL. J-New is a rookie with the Colts, and we chat about service and transition. Segments include learning about the leadership skills Jim Chester, the Athletic Director at Penn State Greater Allegheny, shares with his student athletes; Sigma Phi Epsilon community service at the University of Wisconsin Platteville; and Lowell Wightman from 360 Mindset joins to tell us about Miss Representation and their female empowerment initiatives.

Live from Mount Aloysius College, with the NHL’s Chris Clark, Child Obesity Initiative, and more

NHL Blue Jackets

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Coach Chris Clark with the NHL Blue Jackets

Coach Chris Clark with the NHL Blue Jackets

We begin with a live audience at Mount Aloysius College as we honor their entire student athletic body for their community service work over the past year. Our feature interview is with Chris Clark, Development Coach with the Columbus Blue Jackets of the NHL. Chris shares his 13 years of NHL playing experience with the new draft picks to help them assimilate into the league, and he shares his leadership role with us. We also talk with the “Mustard Girl” Jennifer Connor, about how her Mustard Company is socially aware and works with a Child Obesity initiative called Common Threads. She also shares her inspiring story of how she came to own a Mustard Company.

NHL Blue Jackets

NHL Blue Jackets

Live from the IHSAA Student Leadership Conference, with Brian Polian, Unified Track, David Thornton and more

Special Olympics

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The Adam Ritz Show at the IHSAA Student Leadership Conference

The Adam Ritz Show at the IHSAA Student Leadership Conference

We begin with a live studio audience talking leadership and service at the IHSAA Student Leadership Conference. Our feature interview is with Brian Polian, the head football coach at the University of Nevada. Coach Polian talks fatherhood family and football with us from Reno. Segments include reports from the Unified Track State Championships with Special Olympics IN, and an inspiring story of perseverance from NFL veteran David Thornton.

Nevada Wolfpack head football coach Brian Polian talks with Adam Ritz

Nevada Wolfpack head football coach Brian Polian talks with Adam Ritz

Live at Sacred Heart University, with NFL Rookie Tony Washington, Wheelchair Rugby, Oklahoma and LSU service awards, Skin Cancer Awareness, and more

Keshaudas-Spence

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Tony Washington on The Adam Ritz Show

Tony Washington on The Adam Ritz Show

We begin the show with a live audience at Sacred Heart University, and learn about The Dunbar Project from student athlete Keshaudas Spence. Our feature interview is with NFL rookie Tony Washington talking about the transition from college to the pros, as well as his advice for high school student athletes that want to play college sports. Segments include a report from the Wheelchair Rugby National Championships, national service recognition awarded to Oklahoma and LSU, a skin cancer awareness update with The Passion Foundation in Florida, and talking character and integrity with Southern Miss Director of Football Operations John Carr.

Wheelchair Rugby National Championships

Wheelchair Rugby National Championships

Live with the Progress House, with Ryan Orourke, Pledge Platform, WWE’s Jim Ross, Zimbabwe Orphanage, and more

Progress House

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Dennis Bender from The Progress House with Adam Ritz

Dennis Bender from The Progress House with Adam Ritz

This show kicks off with a live audience at the Progress House with an interview with Executive Director Dennis Bender. Dennis tells us how the Progress House works with men to assist with their addiction and recovery.

Next up we chat with Ryan O’Rourke from the AFLV, the Association of Fraternal Leadership & Values, about how they work with college students to encourage great accomplishments on campus and after graduation.

Scott Shirley, from Pledge Platform, joins us to talk about a way technology is helping athletes and student athletes raise money with performance based fundraising.
WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross is on the show talking about his work with the future wresting stars and his efforts to raise awareness for Bells Palsy.

We wrap up the show talking to Bishop Bonnie Radden about her work with orphans in Zimbabwe, as well as inclusiveness, faith and families.

Adam with Ryan O'Rourke from the AFLV

Adam with Ryan O’Rourke from the AFLV

WWE legend Jim Ross on The Adam Ritz Show

WWE legend Jim Ross on The Adam Ritz Show

Adam with Bishop Bonnie Radden and Bishop Yvette Flunder from The Fellowship of Affirming Ministries

Adam with Bishop Bonnie Radden and Bishop Yvette Flunder from The Fellowship of Affirming Ministries

Live from Texas A&M Commerce, with Tom Coons, Champions Together, Mark Thomas, and more

Texas A & M University Commerce

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Adam Ritz interviews Tom Coons, former Nazareth College Lacrosse player and Carmel head lacrosse coach

Adam Ritz interviews Tom Coons, former Nazareth College Lacrosse player and Carmel head lacrosse coach

The show begins at Texas A&M Commerce with a live studio audience supporting Breast Cancer Awareness and the Make A Wish Foundation. Feature interviews include talking with former Nazareth College Lacrosse player Tom Coons, talking about teamwork and overcoming adversity. We also talk with Lowell High School principal Lori Pavell about Special Olympics and Champions Together. We learn about Church For The Nations, founded by former NFL player Mark Thomas. And we report from Nebraska with a group of fraternity men from Alpha Tau Omega who pitched in to buy a special bike for a special young man.

Adam Ritz with Lowell HS principal Lori Pavell

Adam Ritz with Lowell HS principal Lori Pavell

Live from Furman University, with MDA spokesperson Luke Christie, Trent Mossbrucker, SMU Leadership, and more

Make a Muscle

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Adam Ritz with Luke Christie, MDA National Youth Spokesperson

Adam Ritz with Luke Christie, MDA National Youth Spokesperson

This show begins with a live audience at Furman University in South Carolina as we showcase the community service of a special student on campus. Our feature interview is with MDA Youth Spokesperson Luke Christie. Luke shares with us his role with the MDA as well as his work with the national telethon.

Segments include talking with former Iowa Hawkeye football player Trent Mossbrucker about working with young student athletes and student leadership. We also chat with Kevin Saberre, the Director of Fraternity and Sorority Life at SMU in Dallas, TX, about the Greek Life work taking place on campus with Special Olympics and more.

Adam Ritz with Kevin Saberre, Director of Fraternity and Sorority Life at SMU

Adam Ritz with Kevin Saberre, Director of Fraternity and Sorority Life at SMU

Live from AFLV in San Diego, with Memphis Tigers head football coach Justin Fuente, Super Bowl Champ Kipp Vickers, UT Tyler Team Impact, and more

Association of Fraternal Leadership & Values

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Adam Ritz broadcasting at the AFLV West convention in San Diego

Adam Ritz broadcasting at the AFLV West convention in San Diego

This show starts with a live audience at the AFLV West Conference in San Diego, as we interview students from Arizona State University and the University of Idaho about their amazing community service. More info about the the Association of Fraternal Leadership & Values at www.aflv.org.
Our feature interview is with Justin Fuente, the head football coach at the University of Memphis. Coach Fuente shares with us the 4 Pillars touching on character with his student athletes.
Segments include a tragic story this week out of California with a lesson learned… Catching up with Super Bowl Champ Kipp Vickers to talk about Fatherhood and Fitness… and learning about Team Impact at UT Tyler in Texas with the soccer team helping kids with cancer.

Adam Ritz with Nate Fisher from the University of Idaho

Adam Ritz with Nate Fisher from the University of Idaho

Wesley Flaum from Arizona State on air with Adam Ritz

Wesley Flaum from Arizona State on air with Adam Ritz

Champions Together from the IHSAA and Special Olympics, with Lee Lonzo, Andrew Peterson, and more

Champions Together

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Adam Ritz with the Director of Champions Together, Mr. Lee Lonzo

In this show we feature a new initiative known as Champions Together. Champions Together Director Lee Lonzo joins us to explain how the IHSAA and Special Olympics IN are working together to help change the culture in high schools with volunteerism, leadership, fund raising, and awareness. Student Athletes and Special Olympics Athletes working side by side, with Servant Leadership, Changing Lives. We will meet a very special young man, Andrew Peterson, and hear his motivational message he delivers as a Special Olympics Global Messenger, and talk with Andrew about competing this summer in New Jersey in the National Special Olympics. Join the Inclusion Revolution at www.facebook.com/ChampionsTogether.

Andrew Peterson on The Adam Ritz Show

Special Olympics Global Messenger, Andrew Peterson