April 9, 2013
Perhaps no one understands the game of life – and particularly how to play it with enthusiasm, energy and verve – than the inimitable Dick Vitale. Seemingly emblematic of his own last name in that he’s always full of vitality, Vitale shares with audiences his secrets for tacking the problems of life head-on, with the boundless optimism he seems to posses in large amounts. Vitale speaks enthusiastically about the lessons learned from sports and how to apply them to business and daily life. Dick uses a combination of humor and inspiration drawn from his career as a sixth grade teacher, a college and professional basketball coach, and years as one of the best known – and perhaps most beloved -- network basketball analysts in history.
Probably no one can inspire an audience with enthusiasm and energy and teach us lessons of life and business that transcend athletics better than the inimitable, one-of-a-kind Dick Vitale.
One of America’s most beloved sports personalities, Dick Vitale exudes optimism and a boundless passion for consistently giving 110% − qualities that put him on the path towards coaching and broadcasting success. For Vitale, winning “The Game of Life” begins with a can-do attitude that he himself inspires in audiences, motivating them towards achieving their individual and organizational goals by applying lessons from the sports world. His strong character, genuine personality and endless energy permeate the entire room as he helps audiences become revitalized, ready to tackle any circumstance and meet life’s challenges head on. Known for calling nearly 1,000 basketball games for ESPN, Vitale is a true American icon recognized for his catchy “Vitale-isms” as well as for his tireless work for the V Foundation (named for the late NCAA coach Jim Valvano), an organization dedicated to curing cancer. Vitale the author of several books including his most recent Dick Vitale's Fabulous 50 Players and Moments in College Basketball: From the Best Seat in the House During My 30 Years at ESPN.