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

Live from the University of North Florida, University of Tennessee head football coach Butch Jones, the PGA charity efforts, Waldorf College update, Canisius College philanthropy, and more

Adam Ritz in Knoxville to meet with Volunteers head football coach Butch Jones

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Adam Ritz in Knoxville to meet with Volunteers head football coach Butch Jones

Adam Ritz in Knoxville to meet with Volunteers head football coach Butch Jones

This show begins with a live audience at the University of North Florida, as we honor the community service of the students and say goodbye and thank you to UNF staffer Laura Worrell, who is moving on from Jacksonville. Our feature interview is with Butch Jones, the head football coach at the University of Tennessee. Coach Jones shares with us the core values of the Volunteer football program, and their program called Vol For Life. Segments include the PGA earning over $2 Billion for charity, Waldorf College freshmen decision making in Iowa, and a Canisius College philanthropy out of Buffalo, NY.

Adam Ritz and Butch Jones, Tennessee Volunteers head football coach

Adam Ritz and Butch Jones, Tennessee Volunteers head football coach

Live from UW Platteville, with Reggie Hunt, USC Philanthropy, Kansas Jayhawks Alcohol Awareness, and more

Reggie Hunt, Appalachian State football Team Chaplain with Adam Ritz

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The Adam Ritz Show at the University of Wisconsin Platteville

The Adam Ritz Show at the University of Wisconsin Platteville

We begin with a live studio audience at the University of Wisconsin Platteville and learn about how the students are advocating the mature management of alcohol. We catch up with Reggie Hunt, the team chaplain and local pastor for the Appalachian State University football Mountaineers. Reggie shares with us some of the secrets behind his game day pre game speeches like the one he gave before App State upset Michigan in the Big House a few years ago. We have a philanthropy update from the University of Southern California and learn about how students are trying to beat a world record for making sandwiches to benefit the Hungry of Los Angeles. And we wrap up the show with Sheriece Sadberry, a counselor with the University of Kansas athletic department. Dr. Sadberry shares with us topics ranging from alcohol awareness to Rock Chalk Jayhawk.

Reggie Hunt, Appalachian State football Team Chaplain with Adam Ritz

Reggie Hunt, Appalachian State football Team Chaplain with Adam Ritz

Live at Lock Haven University, with USQRA National Championship Wheelchair Rugby, Healthy Relationships, and more

Jill Farmer from the USQRA with Adam Ritz

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USQRA National Championship Wheelchair Rugby

USQRA National Championship Wheelchair Rugby

We begin with a live studio audience at Lock Haven University showcasing a student charity to benefit the Make A Wish Foundation. Our feature interview is with Jill Farmer, with the Wheelchair Rugby National Championship in Louisville, KY. We learn from Jill about the governing body USQRA, United States Quad Rugby Association, and about the incredible inspirational athletes that compete in this sport. We also catch up with friend of the show Nonnie Owens, a relationship expert, and chat about tips to have a successful relationship with every person in your life.

Jill Farmer from the USQRA with Adam Ritz

Jill Farmer from the USQRA with Adam Ritz

Live at the University of Tennessee, with Washington State University Student Athlete Welfare, Toledo Rockets Matt Campbell, Uplifting Athletes, and more

Curt Maggitt with Adam Ritz

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Adam Ritz broadcasting with the Tennessee Volunteers football team

Adam Ritz broadcasting with the Tennessee Volunteers football team

We begin this broadcast with a live audience at the University of Tennessee, and interview Volunteers linebacker Curt Maggitt about their role in the Knoxville Community. Curt shares his experience with the Polar Plunge benefiting Special Needs Children. We shoot out to Pullman, WA and talk with Jerry Pastore at Washington State University. Jerry is the Director of Student Athlete Welfare with the Pac 12 Cougars, and we talk about Marijuana Awareness and more. Next we chat with Matt Campbell, the head coach of the Toledo Rockets football team, about the importance of Academics and Leadership. Finally, we learn about Uplifting Athletes, a national charity benefiting rare disease research, from Executive Director and former Penn State football player Scott Shirley.

Tennessee linebacker Curt Maggitt in action

Tennessee linebacker Curt Maggitt in action

Live from Leguna Beach Christian Retreat, with Tennessee Volunteers Vol For Life Director Antone Davis, Tarleton State University Drug Awareness, University of North Texas Scholarship, Appalachian State University Student Athlete Leadership, and more

Adam broadcasting at Laguna Beach Christian Retreat with Kappa Alpha Order

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Adam Ritz with Tennessee Volunteers assistant coach Antone Davis

Adam Ritz with Tennessee Volunteers assistant coach Antone Davis

This show begins at the Leguna Beach Christian Retreat with a live studio audience, as we feature Nick Koontz from Kappa Alpha Order talking about the nearly $7,000 raised for MDA at Florida Gulf Coast University. Our feature interview is with Antone Davis. Antone was an All American football player at the University of Tennessee, an NFL player with the Philadelphia Eagles, and is now back in Knoxville with the UT Volunteers football team as a coach, overseeing the Vol For Life program to facilitate life skills and more. Segments include discussing Drug Awareness at Tarleton State University in Stephenville TX, a Scholarship for a fallen brother at the University of North Texas in Denton, TX, and honoring Logan Hallock at Appalachian State University for the Mountaineers’ service work in El Salvador.

Adam broadcasting at Laguna Beach Christian Retreat with Kappa Alpha Order

Adam broadcasting at Laguna Beach Christian Retreat with Kappa Alpha Order

Live from the University of Nevada Reno, with Andrew Seymour and the Fort Myers Miracle, Purdue University Social Media Responsibility, and more

Adam with Fort Myers Miracle GM Andrew Seymour

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Adam with Andrew Seymour at Hammond Stadium, spring training home of the Minnesota Twins

Adam with Andrew Seymour at Hammond Stadium, spring training home of the Minnesota Twins

Our show begins with a live studio audience at the University of Nevada Reno with the West Coast Order of Kappa Alpha. In Reno, we honor Nicholas Loper from the University of Arizona and Matthew Mudd from Arizona State University for their chapter’s philanthropies, raising money and awareness for the MDA and a KA member who suffered a stroke. Our feature interview is with Andrew Seymour, the GM of the Fort Myers Miracle minor league baseball team. Mr. Seymour shares with us the role that the Miracle baseball players have in the Fort Myers community, as well as getting fired up to host spring training for the Minnesota Twins from their Hammond Stadium in Fort Myers. Elliott Bloom also joins us from Purdue University, where he acts as the Director of Basketball Operations for the Boilermakers. Social Media responsibility is the subject on the court with Mr. Bloom, as we get an insiders look at how a Division 1 basketball team handles Social Media throughout the course of a season.

Adam with Fort Myers Miracle GM Andrew Seymour

Adam with Fort Myers Miracle GM Andrew Seymour

Live at Wichita State University, with Oklahoma & LSU Philanthropy Awards, Oregon Ducks Football, Jim Voyles, Penn State Altoona, and more

Jac Abrahamian from Wichita State University Track and Field

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The Adam Ritz Show at Wichita State University

The Adam Ritz Show at Wichita State University

We kick off this show with a live studio audience at Wichita State University, showcasing the Shockers community service with Women’s Track student athlete Jac Abrahamian. Our feature interview is with southern gentlemen William Walker, a staffer with KA national fraternity. William shares the Philanthropy awards for their organizations at the University of Oklahoma and LSU. We catch up with Dustin Haines from Oregon Ducks Football to talk about a few O Heroes initiatives including a mission trip to Peru. Attorney Jim Voyles also joins us to discuss DUI awareness, his professional athlete consulting, and his affinity for open wheel racing. We close the show at Penn State Altoona with soccer player Katy Hartigan to share their efforts with the Penn State Dance Marathon.

Jac Abrahamian from Wichita State University Track and Field

Jac Abrahamian from Wichita State University Track and Field

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