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Former NBA Star, Walter Bond to Speak at Salvation Army Luncheon in Fort Worth

As a professional basketball player, Bond was in the starting lineup for the Dallas Mavericks
04/30/2019

CONTACT:
Solomon Moriba
Public Relations Manager
214-637-8290 – Direct
214-799-2622 – Cell

FORT WORTH (April 30, 2019) – Inspirational speaker and former NBA star, Walter Bond will be the keynote speaker at The Salvation Army’s 2019 Annual Doing the Most Good Luncheon on Wednesday, May 15 from noon until 1:30 p.m. at TCU Brown-Lupton University Union in Fort Worth.

Bond made it to the NBA, but he didn’t stop there. Where many would consider a career with the Utah Jazz, Detroit Pistons and Dallas Mavericks some of life’s greatest achievements, Bond saw it as the springboard that would launch him into another life-transforming calling. His experience on and off the court prepared him for a thriving career in business coaching, mentorship, and public speaking.

Bond has mentored young people throughout his career. As a board member of the Boys and Girls Club of Broward County, he is able to impact the South Florida Community and beyond with his passion for mentorship.

Bond’s relentless commitment to helping get entrepreneurs, business leaders, sales teams and eager employees to the next level is what sets him apart from the rest.

Co-chairs for the Doing the Most Good Luncheon are Mary Lee Cruz and Larry Anfin. The emcee is Brian Estridge, co-host of the WBAP morning show, Director of Broadcasting at TCU, and play-by-play Voice of Horned Frogs football.

Proceeds from the luncheon will help people in need in Fort Worth, like Doug Armstrong who overcame adversity and got a fresh start. Armstrong lost his job in 2016, after 20 years as an accountant. His health degenerated as he struggled to keep up with his bills. He began drinking heavily and soon became homeless. After a year and a half on the streets with an occasional overnight stay at a shelter, Armstrong contacted The Salvation Army in Fort Worth for help. Through the permanent supportive housing program, he obtained his own apartment and maintains a sober life.

Armstrong’s testimonial video will be a feature at this year’s luncheon, and he will attend the event as a special guest.

Table sponsorships range from $1,000 to $100,000. Individual tickets are $150. For sponsorship or ticket information, please contact vanessa.palmer@uss.salvationarmy.org

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Former NBA Star, Walter Bond to Speak at Salvation Army Luncheon in Fort Worth
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