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TEDxBaltimore 2011 KOLAREK The Future We Make

Speaker: Frank Kolarek Frank Kolarek has an extensive sports background as a professional player and coach with the Oakland Athletics and scout with the Milwaukee Brewers and the Baltimore Orioles. After 15 years in professional baseball Frank returned to his alma mater, the University of Maryland to coach and teach. Frank has served as the Director of Baseball and Softball for Special Olympics International with programs in 152 countries as well as the National Special Programs Director for the USA/Amateur Softball Association. He continues to be regarded as one of the country?s top clinicians in baseball and softball presenting to schools, training centers, camps and youth groups. Mr. Kolarek has an outstanding background in marketing; he has held positions as Corporate Marketing Director for the University of Phoenix, the Cal Ripken Sports Training Center with Sinai Health Systems and Vice President of Navy Run, Jump and Throw. Frank is currently President and Founder of the League of Dreams, Inc. which is a National Organization whose mission is to provide baseball, softball and volunteer outreach opportunities for all individuals regardless of their physical or mental challenges. Last summer Major League Baseball and People Magazine selected and recognized Frank at the Major League Baseball All Star game in St. Louis as one of only 30 individuals from the entire country as their "All Star Among Us" for his League of Dreams Foundation. Host: Anthony McCarthy For more than a decade McCarthy has been a constant voice in journalism, public policy circles, and Maryland's progressive faith community. Whether as the host of three award-winning radio talk shows, as an aide to numerous national and local political leaders, or as a national speaker and lecturer on contemporary political and social issues, McCarthy has been engaged in informing, empowering and improving his community. Find out more about Anthony McCarthy here: http://tedxbaltimore.com/speakers/ Organizer: Mel Brennan TEDxBaltimore's lead organizer, Mel is formerly a Visiting Lecturer in the Department of Kinesiology at Towson University (MD, USA) and is currently District Executive Center Director for Baltimore City with the Y of Central Maryland. A graduate of McDaniel College, Mel's doctoral work took place at the University of Stirling, Scotland UK, with a focus on human kinetics, human rights and Olympiads. Find out more about Mel Brennan here: http://www.ted.com/profiles/bio/id/447715 About TEDx, x = independently organized event In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations) Webcast and Videos produced by Open Range Video. http://www.openrangevideo.com/Webcasting&WebVideos.html
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