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BRADENTON, Florida (November 20, 2014) – Pittsburgh Pirates Manager, Clint Hurdle, joined Major League Baseball in 1977 playing with the Kansas City Royals. He closed his playing career in 1987 with the New York Mets. After retiring from playing baseball, Hurdle became a manager where he led the Colorado Rockies to their first National League pennant in 2007. Hurdle was hired as the manager of the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2010, leading them to their first winning season since 1992. His 37 year baseball career highlight was receiving the National League Manager of the Year Award in 2013. Hurdle’s leadership message will encourage and motivate the community.
The Leadership Prayer Breakfast is mirrored after the National Prayer Breakfast held in Washington, D.C. since 1953. Every U.S. president since Dwight D. Eisenhower has participated in the breakfast, which brings leaders together to develop relationships and create common ground in building strong communities.
Hurdle will inspire the audience on Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015 at 7:30 a.m. at the Renaissance on 9th, Bradenton, FL 34205. The Leadership Prayer Breakfast includes many local dignitaries, business, religious, educational, and community leaders which provides an opportunity to support local students.
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Take Stock in Children is a powerful and proven college mentoring and scholarship program for low-income, at- risk students. Students are accepted as early as the sixth grade through an application process. Once the student is selected, the student along with their parent or guardian, sign a performance contract committing to good grades and behavior, remaining drug free and crime free, and most importantly, to meet with a mentor for thirty minutes every week during the school year, on the school campus. Upon graduation, as long as the student has maintained their agreement, they receive a 4 year college scholarship. The Take Stock in Children program has a 96% success rate, of keeping students in school, receiving their diploma, attending college and entering the workforce.
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