The biggest Olympian of all time.
That’s all we need to know about a keynote orator during The Palm Beach Post’s initial Best of a Preps party May 24 during a Palm Beach County Convention Center.
Michael Phelps, who competed in swimming during 5 Summer Olympics, is a many flashy Olympic contestant in story with 28 medals, including a record 23 golds.
His 8 bullion medals during a 2008 Beijing Games pennyless associate American Mark Spitz’s record of 7 set in 1972. Phelps owns countless universe swimming annals and among his honors is Sports Illustrated’s Sportsman of a Year in 2008.
When he announced his second retirement in 2016, he had won some-more medals than 161 countries.
“Mark your calendars now! This will be a once-in-a-lifetime dusk that a high propagandize athletes, families and coaches will never forget,” Palm Beach Post Publisher Tim Burke said.
The Best of a Preps banquet, sponsored by Florida Crystals, Keiser University and Brightline shortly to be Virgin Trains USA, will respect Palm Beach County high propagandize athletes who warranted first-team honors for a fall, winter and open sports. The masculine and womanlike athletes of a year in any competition will be denounced that night as good as a altogether Male and Female Athletes of a Year and a Coach of a Year. There also will be a special endowment or dual announced during a banquet, that will underline copiousness of dash and sizzle, a sit-down cooking and Phelps.
We announced a Best of a Preps tumble sports athletes in December. Inside today’s paper, we will find a special territory honoring a Best of a Preps winter sports athletes. All athletes who already have warranted first-team honors will be receiving letters this week with information about a party and how to sequence tickets. And a open sports honorees will be selected in early May to make certain they accept their invitations to a banquet.
One of a highlights of a eventuality will be Phelps’ appearance, that will embody a question-and-answer session.
The latest unite to join this jubilee of high propagandize entertainment is Brightline shortly to be Virgin Trains USA.
“South Florida isn’t usually where we’re headquartered; it’s home,” pronounced Patrick Goddard, boss of Brightline shortly to be Virgin Trains USA. “As good neighbors, we feel good shortcoming and honour in ancillary a subsequent era of leaders. These tyro athletes have demonstrated good passion, stability and loyal grit, and we are gay to be a partial of a Best of Preps program.”
Keiser University and Florida Crystals officials also are looking brazen to conference Phelps.
“We are really vehement to co-sponsor this village eventuality that serves to showcase a well-developed high propagandize talent in Palm Beach County. We are also unapproachable to acquire Michael Phelps as a keynote orator as he serves to yield all of us a sign of that that is probable when we put your mind to it,” pronounced Dr. Gary Vonk, boss of Keiser University’s flagship campus. “High propagandize students via a village will have something to delight from this countywide recognition.”
Gaston Cantens, clamp boss of Florida Crystals, said, “It’s an extraordinary event for a internal student-athletes to get to hear from a fable like Michael Phelps. They will be desirous by a story of an particular who dedicated himself to his competition and not usually done his dreams come loyal though also forged out a place for himself in history.”
Phelps warranted his celebrity in a swimming pool, though he has been active on dry land in new years.
In 2008, a Baltimore local started a Michael Phelps Foundation, that focuses on flourishing a competition of swimming and compelling healthier lifestyles. He recently has been focusing on mental health issues, privately operative with teenagers on bullying on amicable media and traffic with serious basin and anxiety. He also has partnered his substructure with KidsHealth.org to launch a mental health module for at-risk youth.