Editor’s note: We are pleased to present the second story in our latest blog series, “Foundation for Success: 10 Year Anniversary Celebration.” In this installment, we share our excitement that Jackie Slater, former Los Angeles Rams star, will deliver the keynote address.
What could possibly be as exciting for a true football fan than the return of the Los Angeles Rams to California? That would have to be the opportunity to hear firsthand from a legendary former Rams offensive tackle.
KidWorks’ Foundation for Success luncheon will provide exactly that opportunity when we welcome Jackie Slater as our keynote speaker.
The event will be held at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, Santa Ana/Orange County Airport, on Thursday, Nov. 17, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Jackie played his entire 20-year career with the Rams organization. He was considered the most consistent member of one of the most potent offensive lines in NFL history. Jackie was selected to play in seven Pro Bowls and broke a record for most seasons with one team. His jersey number was retired and he was inducted to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2001.
Jackie was a recipient of the Bart Starr Man of the Year Award in 1995, which is given to the player who best exemplifies outstanding character and leadership on and off the football field. He lives up to this award even after retiring as he continues to positively shape the lives of others as the offensive line coach at Azusa Pacific University in Azusa, California.
“KidWorks and I share a passion for helping young people reach their full potential,” Jackie says. “Football is one of the most competitive sports ever, but the playing field is nothing like the challenges within the neighborhoods KidWorks serves. I’m looking forward to meeting KidWorks’ supporters and sharing my story at the 10th anniversary of the Foundation for Success Luncheon.
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