Paralympian, National Champion to Speak at Big Bend

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Big Bend Community College will welcome world-renowned motivational speaker Jeff Griffin to campus next week, where he will share his life-altering experiences and transformational message. His keynote will take place on Tuesday, Oct. 15 at 1 p.m. in the Masto Conference Center (1800 ATEC Building). Griffin’s presentation is free and open to the public. Griffin is the author of “I’Mpossible: Desire. Dream. Do.” The book gives readers tools of courage, confidence and the wining results to overcome doubt, feat and complacency. His presentation will give attendees the same tools. Griffin was physically paralyzed after an accident in college. But with the right attitude, he was able to accomplish some extraordinary things. Griffin played in the 2004 Paralympic games in Athens, Greece and is a silver medalist for the USA men’s wheelchair basketball team. He is also a national champion who played for the Utah Wheelin’ Jazz and is a four-time All-Star MVP. He was the number one men’s wheelchair tennis player in the state of Utah and won the St. George Marathon. Griffin also has two Guinness Book of World Records. Griffin now travels across the country sharing his message with high school and college students and corporations. For more information, visit Jeff Griffin’s website HERE!

Columbia Basin Herald

MOSES LAKE — A Paralympian and national champion will speak at Big Bend Community College next week.

Motivational speaker Jeff Griffin will be on campus Tuesday, Oct. 15, for Disability Awareness Month. Griffin’s keynote address is scheduled for 1 p.m. on Tuesday afternoon in the Masto Conference Center “where he will share his life-altering experiences and transformational message.”

Griffin is the author of “I’Mpossible: Desire. Dream. Do.” More, Griffin competed in the 2004 Paralympic Games in Athens, Greece where he collected a silver medal for the USA’s wheelchair basketball team. He also won a national championship for the Utah Wheelin’ Jazz and is a four-time All-Star MVP.

In addition to his accolades on the hardwood, Griffin was the No. 1 men’s wheelchair tennis player in Utah and won the St. George Marathon. Griffin also holds two Guinness world records; one for most consecutive basketball free throws made from a wheelchair and most free throws made in one minute from a wheelchair.

Griffin’s address is free and open to the public.

— Staff report