|“Mighty” Mike Simmel was a 13 year professional entertainment basketball player of the world-famous Harlem Wizards. Founder of the nationally recognized Bounce Out the Stigma Project, Mike is now, a top-notch camp clinician, event performer, and motivational speaker, “Mighty” Mike will give all audiences a unique inspiring, and truly fun-filled experience. How does a kid rise from special-ed gym class to a professional basketball ball handling wizard?Only Mike Simmel can capture his audience’s imagination with the “chills and thrills” of his story. From receiving the prestigious 2009 TOYA Award, as one of the Ten Outstanding Young Americans, to being named a Kentucky Colonel by the Governor of Kentucky in 2014, is just some of the fantastic things that have happened to Mike. Be prepared for the ride of your life, captured with a performance, sure to have you standing and applauding. His personal story is told in a way that will both have you astonished and warm your heart, at the same time.
If you are seeking an extraordinary speaker who can not only motivate your audience but captivate their attention, Mike Simmel should be on your agenda. From being bullied as a young kid to becoming a professional ball player is a story unlike none others. Each performance or motivational talk combines basketball entertainment with the substance to teach truly profound life lessons. Mike’s full time activities are centered around his nationally acclaimed Bounce Out The Stigma Project, founded in 2005. Visit this site→
Mike has performed at the NCAA Final Four, has been interviewed on numerous television network shows. He has even performed live at NYC’s Apollo on TV’s “Showtime at the Apollo”. Mike has done over 800 halftime shows throughout the US and spoke at over 300+ schools throughout the country.
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