Motivational speaker and long time basketball executive Pat William has been announced as the keynote speaker for the 9th Annual Don Meyer Evening of Excellence which will be hosted by Lipscomb University. The event will take place this spring on April 16 at the Allen Arena, and all reservations must be made by April 8 in order to attend the evening. There will be a complimentary dinner served for those who make a donation of at least $50 to benefit the athletics department at Lipscomb, and everything begins at 6 p.m.. Williams is likely going to discuss his long basketball career, his family which includes 19 children of his own, and possibly one of the many marathons that he has run over the years.
The Philadelphia native got started as an athlete by playing baseball, and even got an athletic scholarship to Wake Forest University to play ball for them there as a catcher. He ended up graduating from the school in 1962 he was given a contract to be on the Miami Marlins, a minor league team in the state of Florida, and eventually became a part of the Minnesota Twins family for three years before switching to basketball as his career sport. Williams got started with the NBA when he got hired by the Philadelphia Phillies as their business manager, and he got to handle things like the halftime shows and creating some of the mascots we know today. In addition to being affiliated with sports, Williams is also a motivational speaker and travels the country talking to people with a wide variety of backgrounds ranging from university students to Fortune 500 employees.
Williams will be speaking at this year’s 9th Annual Don Meyer Evening of Excellence that is being held later this April at Lipscomb University.