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In July, 2014 Mike Simmel was awarded the
Distinction of a Kentucky Colonel by the Govenor of Kentucky for his work in the Special Needs Community
Yes, when they experience “Mighty Mike” Simmel – Recipient of the 2009 Ten Outstanding Your Americans Award. . . Mike travels nationally speaking to audiences regarding goal setting and how to pursue your DREAM.
“Mighty Mike” Simmel has been on a roller coaster ride in life and he will take you and your audience on a journey through the ups and downs of living his dreams despite his many obstacles. Your audience will be amazed when they learn that Mike is a person living with epilepsy. As a young child, they will also learn that Mike could not skip or hop on one leg, was debilitated to special-ed gym class, only then to now see him perform dazzling multi-basketball handling tricks that has made him a successful player on the circuit with the Harlem Wizards basketball team and at high profile events! The Mighty Mike message is that “everyone has an inner talent and we must find that talent, maximize it to its fullest potential and make a positive impact on the world.” Mike’s message will show how to lead and persevere through adversity. He will show each and every person how to reach their dreams and overcome adversity in their individual everyday lives! The program will condense an interactive basketball show with the themes of goal setting, anti-bullying, confidence building, healthy living and disability awareness. Your audience will learn that self-belief and determination can turn debilitating effects of failure into success. The lessons will show each child that no matter what adversity they may face they can use that as a positive outlet and reach toward a better tomorrow. Mike’s teaching will combine both the substance and style that has made him very successful speaking at events for schools, colleges, the Epilepsy Foundation of America, and its many state affiliates, the US National Public Policy Institute, civic groups, national pharmaceutical companies, for Church Organizations, at various top colleges and on the summer basketball camp circuit.
Everyone will feel motivated with the purpose accomplish something positive in and out of the classroom, workplace or in their daily lives. If your audience loves music, fun, sports and high energy, with a dedicated message to follow their dreams, this is the speaker for your next event.
“Mike has taken his experience with Epilepsy to give meaning to his life and is passionate in his mission to show others that they can also live a productive and meaningful life.”
– Patrick Connelly, Director of Marketing, Epilepsy Foundation of NJ
For information on how to feature Mighty Mike at your next corporate or educational event please contact Mighty Mike Basketball.