Bo Jackson, recently named winner of ESPN's Sport Science "Greatest Athlete of All Time" and the centerpiece of Nike's "Bo Knows" advertising campaign, will hold a press conference on Wednesday, May 1, 2013 at 10 a.m. to announce his inaugural Bo Jackson Football Coaches Clinic.
The event, hosted by The Ritz-Carlton Chicago, at 160 East Pearson Street, will take place in the Trianon A Room.
For members of the media unable to attend, dial in number is 712-432-1500 and the access code is 1000404#.
Jackson's clinic, which will be held Saturday and Sunday, June 8 and 9 at the Bo Jackson Elite Sports Complex located at 17130 S. Prime Blvd in Lockport, IL, continues in his efforts to provide a positive environment for today's youth.
Emphasis on making the right decisions as they grow and the need to focus on education are points that Jackson and his staff stress. In addition, the kids receive outstanding instruction and coaching in their sports.
Former National Football League players and coaches will be the featured speakers. Topics include presentations on concussion awareness and safety in the game as well as instruction on fundamentals, mechanics and techniques for offense and defense.
"Offering this opportunity to youth, high school and college coaches is so important, Jackson said, because they are in constant contact with our young people and do play a prominent role in the athletes' lives."
Jackson, himself, provides a great example for today's youth and young adults because as the eighth of ten children in his family Bo was the first to attend and to graduate from a major university.
He also is the first athlete to be named an All-Star in two major American sports.
In 1989, Bo was an All-Star selection as a member of the Kansas City Royals and named the 1989 MLB All-Star Game MVP. He was selected to the 1990 NFL Pro Bowl as a running back for the Raiders for whom his career average was a phenomenal 5.4 yards per carry.
Bo's numerous successes in the NFL with the then Los Angeles Raiders and MLB with the Royals, the Chicago White Sox and the California Angels in addition to his feats as a two-time All-America and 1985 Heisman Trophy winner at Auburn have been highlighted in an ESPN 30 for 30 production.
This football coaches clinic fits perfectly with Jackson's plans to offer additional youth camps and clinics in addition to the current activities and events staged at his complex.
For contact about the press conference, please call Blaine Blanchard at 312-806-7400.