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Olympic Gold Medalist To Speak In Salina

Todd Pittenger - September 16, 2014 8:38 am

The Salina Area Chamber of Commerce is bringing another high profile speaker to town. 1984 Olympic Gold medalist figure skater, and cancer survivor, Scott Hamilton will speak at the organization’s annual banquet and membership meeting February 5th.

Hamilton is one of the most recognized male figure skating star in the world. He has won 70 titles, awards and honor including an Emmy Award nomination, induction into the United States Olympic Hall of Fame and a privileged member of the World Figure Skating Hall of Fame. He captured the attention of the world 30 years ago with his Olympic Gold medal performances in Saravejo and since has shared his love and enthusiasm for the sport as a commentator, performer and best-selling author. He further inspires others as a speaker, philanthropist and cancer and pituitary brain tumor survivor.

The chamber has a history of bringing big name speakers for the event. Last year Mick Huckabee spoke. Previous speakers have included NFL Hall of Fame quarterback Terry Bradshaw, Sarah Palin, Former President George Bush, Former British Prime Minister John Major, Bob Costas, and Cal Ripken Jr., among others.

“Scott Hamilton is a very dynamic and energetic speaker,” stated Dale Heuszel, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Chamber. “He has a great message regarding overcoming obstacles in people’s lives. We are looking forward to an enjoyable and entertaining evening.”

The banquet will be held on the floor of the arena (tables of eight which includes dinner). Tickets for Chamber members are $50 per person for the banquet. Tickets for non-members are $75 per person for the banquet Reservations can be made by Chamber members now through November by calling the Chamber office ticket hotline at 1-785-827-9310, ext. 123, stopping by the Chamber office, 120 W. Ash, or email Sandy at scole@salinakansas.org. Tickets will go on sale to the general public beginning December 1. Tickets will be reserved on a first-come, first-serve basis.