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

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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

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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

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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

Live from Lexington VA with Channel KA, with Purdue head coach Matt Painter, Paul Lancaster from the Buffalo Bills, and more

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Charles Krauser with Adam Ritz

Charles Krauser with Adam Ritz

We begin this episode with a simulcast of a live television studio audience as Adam hosts Channel KA, an online video channel talking about Leadership, Decision Making, and more. Our feature interview is with Head Basketball Coach at Purdue University, Matt Painter. Coach Painter shares his thoughts on Fatherhood, Academics, Social Media, and more.
Segments include speaking with Buffalo Bills Director of Player Development Paul Lancaster about the NFL’s continuing education program…
We also highlight a conversation he had with Tim Harms from the American Heart Association about Heart Health and the www.indyheartball.org.

Adam Ritz interviewing George Beck

Adam Ritz interviewing George Beck

Adam Ritz interviewing Greg Lee

Adam Ritz interviewing Greg Lee

Live from Whittier College, with the American Heart Association, West Virginia University Charity, Alcohol and Drug Awareness, Champions Together, and more

American Heart Association

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Adam Ritz at Whittier College

Adam Ritz at Whittier College

We begin the show with a live audience at Whittier College in Los Angeles, as we meet student athletes Melanie Peel and Kevin Ewing and learn about their academics and community service. Our feature interview is with Tim Harms, a Director of Communications with the American Heart Association. Tim provides tips on heart health awareness and living a healthy lifestyle, as we promote The Indy Heart Ball, a Black Tie Gala Event this coming May 17 in Indianapolis. Ticket information and more at www.indyheartball.org.

Segments include highlighting a charity at West Virginia University… Alcohol & Drug Awareness at Furman University in South Carolina… and we wrap up the show learning about a new initiative called Champions Together, which works with Special Olympics and High School athletics to provide ‘Servant Leadership, Changing Lives.

Tim Harms from the American Heart Association

Tim Harms from the American Heart Association

Live from the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point, with Duncan Fletcher from PAADS, University of Redlands Service Work, Chicago Bears Philanthropy, and more

The Adam Ritz Show at UW Stevens Point

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PAADS.org for info about the Athlete Development Summit 2014

We begin with a live studio audience at UW Stevens Point as we honor Alexis Hartman for her work with the elderly. Our feature interview is with Duncan Fletcher from PAADS. We welcome back Duncan to talk about Athlete Development, and the PAADS Athlete Development Summit coming up in New York City May 1st and 2nd. Topics as important as Dating Violence will be covered at the Summit, hosted by the Professional Association of Athlete Development Specialists. More information at www.paads.org.

We travel to Southern California to learn about Camp For Good Times, at the University of Redlands, with Bulldogs student athlete Mike Khoury. We round out the show with the Director of Bears Care with the Chicago Bears to learn about the Windy City NFL franchise’s philanthropical efforts throughout Chicago and the United States.

The Adam Ritz Show at UW Stevens Point

Live from California State University Dominguez Hills, with Jeff Saturday, Jay Baker, Jenny Anchondo, and more

Adam Ritz at California State University Dominguez Hills

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Danny Haley tipping his hat to the CSU Dominguez Hills audience after being interviewed on The Adam Ritz Show

Danny Haley tipping his hat to the CSU Dominguez Hills audience after being interviewed on The Adam Ritz Show

The show kicks off in California with a live audience on campus at CSU Dominguez Hills as we interview Toros baseball player Danny Haley about their role in the community. Our feature interview is with ESPN analyst Jeff Saturday. Jeff and I discuss the ramifications of a lower DUI blood alcohol percentage. Next up we talk with Jay Baker about fitness and long distance biking. We are proud to have Jenny Anchondo from FOX4 in Dallas back on the show to discuss the 24 hour news cycle and how it could affect your children’s outdoor exercise time. Our show wraps up at the University of Iowa with a Drug Awareness Public Service Announcement.

Adam Ritz at California State University Dominguez Hills

Adam Ritz at California State University Dominguez Hills

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