Former University of Miami linebacker Darrin Smith (www.Attitudeofa- Champion.com), a two-time All-America/ National Champion and a two-time Super Bowl winner with the Dallas Cowboys, recently received the Rising Star Award from Fresh Start Family Services of Homestead.
Smith, a motivational speaker, gave the keynote address at Fresh Start’s recent first annual “Star Awards” at the William F. “Bill” Dickinson Community Center Ballroom.
“To have someone of Darrin’s stature as our keynote speaker was a fantastic way to kick off our first fundraising event,” said Dr. Ted Greer Jr., president and CEO, Fresh Start Family Services.
“He has created a powerful message of a champion that is fitting for men, women and youths from all cultural backgrounds, corporate America, and the nonprofit and faith communities,” Dr. Greer said. “He inspired and motivated our audience of individuals of all ages and professional backgrounds including our mayor and vice mayor.”
Companies and civic organizations from throughout the United States and Caribbean have called upon Smith to address and motivate their corporate employees and sales forces with his “Attitude of a Champion” presentation. For these organizations, his message of positive, forward thinking and overcoming barriers — no matter how formidable they may seem — has stimulated and excited his audiences. They walk away from a Darrin Smith speech with a “yes I can” attitude.
Fresh Start is a nonprofit organization offering a wide array of programs and services to children, youths and families, including individuals living at or below the federal poverty level. The organization serves as a much needed safety net to help individuals and families needing community resources to achieve a fresh start in their economic, educational, vocational, career, health and social development activities.
For more information or to book Darrin Smith for a speaking engagement, contact Lewis Matusow, Total Sports Marketing, at 305-238-1889 or send email to Totalsportsmrkt@aol.com.