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IOU Sports 2012 NGWSD with Vera Jones

Hosted by Alverno College Athletic Department, the 2012 NGWSD was a huge success. Featuring: Youth Sports Clinic with current collegiate players to speak to the youth about everything from good sportsmanship, learning a new sport, to the importance of leadership. The speakers also serve as role models to show kids about excellence in hard work and the importance of never limiting your dreams or aspirations. Keynote speaker Vera Jones is a motivational speaker, writer, award-winning television and radio broadcaster, and Syracuse University Hall-of-Fame athlete. She is most widely known for her extensive background in broadcasting, serving as a Women's Basketball Analyst and Reporter for various networks over the past two decades including ESPN, Fox Sports, Madison Square Garden Network, and NBA-TV. She currently spends the NCAA Women's Basketball season broadcasting for the Big Ten Network.
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Bernell Hooker

Bernell Hooker is the Founder and CEO of Images of Us (IOU) Sports; a non-profit organization that empowers girls and women through education and sports. "Think of yourself as an athlete. I guarantee you it will change the way you walk, the way you work, and the decisions you make about leadership, teamwork, and success." - Mariah Burton Nelson