Thursday, April 10, 2008

Mentors Build Minds at Texas Relays

The running and partying ended, Texas Relays turned to business on Sunday. University of Texas women's track coach, Beverly Kearney, organized the 2nd Annual Minority Symposium. The symposium is a get-together where top notch business professionals, entertainers and professional athletes to pass along their experiences and tips for success to student-athletes. Coach Bev and UT have put together a program to strengthen athlete’s minds.

The Minority Symposium in Austin drew big speakers, such as Cheryl “Salt” Wray, recording artist of Salt n’ Pepa, former NFL great and sports analyst Keyshawn Johnson, and former Longhorn great and current NFL star Vince Young just to name a few.

“Creating a mentoring program in our minority community is just so important," Kearney said.

Bravo. Coach Bev is a leader and inspiration who should be applauded for her innovations. Courtesy of News 8 Austin.

By Jay Hicks, a.k.a. Track Evangelist.

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