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From coaches, commentators and competitors, to strategy, psychology and superstition, the sports speakers, athletes and sports figures at our Speakers Bureau are authorities on every angle of the game.

Whether Hall-of-Fame pros, Olympic Gold Medalists or self-sponsored hometown heroes, our sports speakers know what it takes to dream, perform, compete and win at the highest levels.

Their stories are the stuff of Hollywood legend and many have had their experiences translated to the big screen in such popular films as Rudy, Soul Surfer, The Rookie, and Invincible.

Experts at motivation, inspiration, team building, peak performance, competition and overcoming adversity, our Sports Speakers are guaranteed to bring home the gold and make your next event a home run.

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Athletes SPEAKERS

Debi Thomas

FEE CATEGORY ** Please note that while this speaker’s specific speaking fee falls within the range posted above (for Continental U.S. based events), fees are subject to change. For current fee information or international event fees (which are generally 50-75% more than U.S based event fees), please contact us.
$10,000 to $15,000
TRAVELS FROM
Tennessee, USA

As an Olympic figure skater, Debi Thomas won a bronze medal in 1988, was crowned skating’s World Champion in 1986 and won the U.S. National Championship title in 1986 and 1988. She went on to capture three World Professional skating titles and become a frequent headliner in shows and tours, skating for four years with the Discover Card “Stars on Ice” cast. Thomas was the first and only African American… Read More

Bethany Hamilton

FEE CATEGORY ** Please note that while this speaker’s specific speaking fee falls within the range posted above (for Continental U.S. based events), fees are subject to change. For current fee information or international event fees (which are generally 50-75% more than U.S based event fees), please contact us.
$30,000 to $50,000
TRAVELS FROM
California, USA

One of the world’s most influential surfers, Bethany Hamilton was attacked while surfing at the age of 13 by a 16-foot-long tiger shark that severely severed her left arm. Bleeding profusely she had to paddle 30 minutes to reach shore in order to get medical help and save her life. After losing 60% of her blood and undergoing multiple surgeries, she returned to the water a month later, seizing her… Read More

Amy Van Dyken

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$15,000 to $20,000
TRAVELS FROM
Arizona, USA

After an ATV accident left her paralyzed from the waist down, six-time swimming Olympic gold medalist, Amy Van Dyken became more than a sports champion. She became a champion for thousands of people with spinal injuries who didn’t have access to the same resources as she did. Today her non-profit organization, The Amy Van Dyken Foundation helps provide medical supplies to individuals who cannot afford them. Amy has always pushed… Read More

Martina Navratilova

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$30,000 to $50,000
TRAVELS FROM
Florida, USA

Martina Navratilova dominated tennis in the 1980s and has been called the greatest all-round player in the sport’s history. Admired for her integrity and persona both on and off the court, the sports heroine is also a respected human rights activist and high profile ambassador for gay and lesbian rights. Born and raised in communist Czechoslovakia, Navratilova succeeded in receiving permission from the government to play in the 1975 U.S.… Read More

Magic Johnson Jr.

FEE CATEGORY ** Please note that while this speaker’s specific speaking fee falls within the range posted above (for Continental U.S. based events), fees are subject to change. For current fee information or international event fees (which are generally 50-75% more than U.S based event fees), please contact us.
$75,000 and above
TRAVELS FROM
California, USA

Earvin “Magic” Johnson went from being one of the most powerful players on the NBA court to one of the most influential business figures in the U.S. The two-time Hall of Famer, multiple NBA MVP, and Olympic Gold Medalist, is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Magic Johnson Enterprises, an investment conglomerate valued at an estimated $1 billion dollars. Having seen many former athletes fail at business, Mr. Johnson… Read More

Pat Riley

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$75,000 and above
TRAVELS FROM
Florida, USA

Famed basketball coach, Pat Riley, is a seven-time National Basketball Association World Champion and the only head coach in NBA history to win Coach of the Year honors with three different teams. He reached the 1000 victory plateau more quickly than any other coach or manager in the four major North American professional sports league. He is the all-time leader in both regular season and postseason victories for the Lakers… Read More

Gabrielle Reece

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$30,000 to $50,000
TRAVELS FROM
California, USA

Professional volleyball player and fashion icon, Gabrielle Reece (Gabby) is known for her towering 6’ 3” height. As a student at Florida State University, she was a star volleyball player and part time model, drawing attention for her unique athletic look. Gabby went on to become a professional beach volleyball player and spokesperson for Nike, bridging the worlds of sports and fashion. She co-authored her autobiography, Big Girl in the… Read More

Derek Daly

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$10,000 to $15,000
TRAVELS FROM
Indiana, USA

Derek Daly has had an extraordinary career in motor racing, both behind the wheel and behind the microphone. From the age of twelve he determined that he was going to be a professional race driver, and since that time he has never let anything get in the way of achieving his dreams. It would take a book to list Derek's achievements in motorsport; in 1978 he began racing in the… Read More

Pat Croce

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$50,000 to $75,000
TRAVELS FROM
Alaska, USA

“Take action on your passion.” Pat Croce has lived by those words everyday, and in doing so, he’s transformed a losing NBA team to championship finalists, pioneered the industry of sports medicine, learned Japanese, earned his helicopter pilot’s license, opened up a pirate museum, and led a diving expedition that resulted in the recovery of British pirate, Sir Francis Drake’s lost sunken ships. Pat received both his physical therapist license… Read More

Walter Bond

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$10,000 to $15,000
TRAVELS FROM
Minnesota, USA

With knowledge that was forged in the cauldron of the NBA, Walter Bond is known as “Mr. Accountability," due to his credo that every person must take responsibility for his or her situation. He teaches that everyone who wants to become personally accountable, successful and confident can do so if they really want it enough. Walter's principles of success were applied to his own career, in which he moved from… Read More

Robyn Benincasa

FEE CATEGORY ** Please note that while this speaker’s specific speaking fee falls within the range posted above (for Continental U.S. based events), fees are subject to change. For current fee information or international event fees (which are generally 50-75% more than U.S based event fees), please contact us.
$15,000 to $20,000
TRAVELS FROM
California, USA

With a trio of Guinness World Records to her name, a CNN Hero designation and a world champion Eco-challenge Adventure Racer, few people are better placed than full-time firefighter Robyn Benincasa to talk about Human Synergy, the force which allows ordinary people to achieve extraordinary things. She brings her experience of leadership, teamwork and overcoming adversity to her inspiring presentations. Since 1995, Robyn has been working with racing teams around… Read More




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