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    Diversity- Kyle Maynard

    Date: October 20, 2011, 5:00pm – 7:00pm
    The James River Conference Center
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    Meeting Schedule

    5:00 p. m - 5:30 p. m (Registration & Networking)
    5:30 p. m  - 6:00 p.m.  (Dinner & Meeting)
    6:00 p.m. - 7:00p.m. (Presentation)


    Traffic jams, bills, bad weather, and work are things everyone complains about, but Kyle Maynard doesn't complain. Born without arms or legs below his elbows and knees, he excels as a champion athlete, motivational speaker, author, model, and entrepreneur.

    A 2004 ESPY award winner, Kyle has appeared as a guest on The Oprah Winfrey Show, Larry King Live, ABC's 20/20, Good Morning America, the CBS Early Show. He has also appeared on HBO Real Sports, and as a cover story in USA Today. Kyle continues to inspire others as the author of his autobiography, No Excuses (2005), a New York Times Best Seller.

    He recently opened his first fitness center, No Excuses CrossFit, in Suwanee, GA. He continues to train and compete in power lifting and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. And amidst much debate over his capability to compete in the sport, on April 25th 2009, Kyle made history by becoming the first quadruple amputee fighter ever to step into a cage and fight in Mixed Martial Arts.

    Today, Kyle travels the U.S. and the world delivering his inspirational message to a wide range of audiences. He is extremely passionate about his work with the Wounded Warriors and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Kyle has accomplished it all with no complaints and No Excuses!

    And here is a description of his presentation:

    Kyle Maynard’s No Excuses keynote is teaching audiences around the world that there are no worthy excuses. No matter how challenging your difficulties may seem, everyone has the ability to overcome; Kyle will show you how.

    Maynard was born with a condition known as congenital amputation that has left him with arms that end at the elbows and legs that end near his knees. Crowds are spellbound as Kyle chronicles his life experiences and relates his emotions to each individual group. Maynard’s accomplishments as an athlete speak for themselves, but he believes it’s a part of his mission to show others they’re capable of achieving greatness in their lives as well. 

    As a wrestler, Kyle lost every single match his first year and most his second, but he wouldn’t quit. Maynard managed to become one of the top wrestlers in the nation, and even broke multiple world weightlifting records - bench pressing as much as 420 lbs!  

    Mixing humor and hard truths, Kyle understands what it takes to teach any audience to persevere, even when you’re hit with setbacks. We all have things in life we wish we’d do something about, instead of continuing to hesitate. Hearing Maynard may be what finally makes you act!