We Strive, We Excel, We Are
First of all, I would like to say Congratulations to the 2011 award recipients. They embody this year’s theme, ‘We Strive, We Excel, We Are’, having inspired so many with their outstanding list of accomplishments. To them I say Thank you! It is quite evident that they tapped into their inner greatness, strove tirelessly to excel, and have now become role models in their respective fields. Selecting the recipient for each Award category is no easy task, and I am sure that by the end of this evening you will be inspired by these distinguished individuals to continue striving and excelling in your chosen path. To our sponsors – Thank you so much for your unwavering support. You too have demonstrated that you will continue to labor with us on our journey to excellence. For those who have yet to embark on this journey, now is a great time to start!
The keys needed to strive and excel lie within you. Tap into them – they are just waiting to be discovered! The late Harry Jerome tapped into his inner greatness, not only as an Athlete but as a social activist who believed in equality for all. As we continue to embrace his legacy, I am proud of the addition of the new Diversity Award category this year which will be presented to an individual who has been instrumental in championing diversity & inclusion. We thank Harry for striving to ensure equality for all.
Excellence begins with you. In order for us as individuals to strive for personal excellence, we must first ensure that we have a good understanding of who we are, our abilities and what makes us great. A great understanding of who we are will enable and empower us to work through any personal obstacles which may come our way. What I have learned, is that greatness can only be obtained if we believe that we can achieve. This year, I am extremely honored to be a part of the celebration of another round of outstanding recipients. Thank you for inspiring me!
Ladies and gentlemen, I urge you to be the best you, as by doing so you will effortlessly strive and excel in all that you do. And remember as We Strive, as We Excel, We Are Phenomenal!