Bruckner Chase

On August 24, 2010, at 4:00 AM, surrounded by a community of supporters, Bruckner Chase embarked on a 25-mile marathon swim to connect Santa Cruz to Monterey while also binding those on land with the Monterrey Bay National Marine Sanctuary.

Those twenty-five miles developed into an epic fourteen-hour journey in which he encountered everything from massive jellyfish to blue whales, fog to white-capped swells. Read more

Mehmet Oz

One of the most accomplished heart surgeons in the world, Dr. Mehmet Oz shares his guidelines for good health and health care that, if adopted, can change your life and save others’ lives.

Given the title “America’s Doctor” by Oprah Winfrey, Dr. Mehmet Oz is Vice-Chair and Professor of Surgery at Columbia University. Dr. Oz also directs the Cardiovascular Institute and Complementary Medicine Program at New York Presbyterian Hospital. Mehmet Oz’s research interests include heart replacement surgery, minimally invasive cardiac surgery, complementary medicine, and health care policy. Read more

Naomi Judd

Grammy Award winning singer Naomi Judd makes up half of country music’s most famous mother/daughter duo, The Judds. Over the course of her stunning career, Naomi won 5 Grammy Awards and an array other music awards and honors. After receiving Hepatitis C diagnosis, Naomi retired from music, but continues to inspire others through humanitarian activities and awareness campaigns. Naomi’s meteoric rise to country music superstar and American icon – from her humble beginnings as a single mom in a small Kentucky town – is an inspiring story of overcoming the odds through optimism and hard work. Read more

Jungle Boogie Crew

Jungle Boogie Crew

Jungle Boogie Crew made their mark on Season 5 of Randy Jackson Presents: America’s Best Dance Crew

Since the hit MTV show Jungle Boogie Crew has continued to expand their resume with performances including Disney’s Shake it Up, Old Navy’s Gobblepalooza Dance campaign, and working with top choreographers such as Fatima Robinson and Rozero Mccoy! Read more

Matt Roloff

Matt Roloff

Matt Roloff is best known for starring in the hit TLC reality show ‘Little People, Big World.’ In over 225 episodes, tens of millions of people around the world have followed the lives and challenges of Matt and his family at their home in Oregon, but there is more to Matt Roloff’s story than the TV show and being a devoted husband and father of four children. Matt operates a successful family farm, has authored two books, was a top salesman for Fortune 500 companies, and currently owns a manufacturing company specializing in mobility equipment designed for little people. Read more

Richard Roundtree

Richard Roundtree

Don’t believe the hype: breast cancer doesn’t discriminate. The American Cancer Society estimates that in 2009 about 1,910 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed among men in the United States. After an early diagnosis, actor Richard Roundtree, better known as the world’s beloved Shaft, thought he might become a statistic before he became proactive in his treatment. Fast forward 16 years later and you’ll find the Hollywood vet quite vocal about his breast cancer survival story as he encourages others to pay attention to their health. Read more

Curtis Sliwa

Curtis Silwa

Curtis Sliwa’s core ideas resonate well beyond the streets safeguarded by The Guardian Angels. With a unique combination of conviction and charisma, he often speaks before corporate teams, media professionals, senior executives, non-profit associations and educators. Drawing upon community activism as a backdrop, Sliwa draws direct comparisons. The challenge is this: “You have to get involved in the process. Don’t sit on the sidelines.” Sliwa has been privileged to speak for a variety of esteemed organizations including The Children’s Miracle Network, the YMCA, the Boy Scouts of America, Read more

Chi Chi Rodriguez

What separates Chi Chi Rodriguez from the rest is that he has coupled his success on the golf course with a strong personal desire to make a positive impact through his Chi-Chi Rodriguez Youth Foundation. Chi Chi’s foundation is home to troubled and abused youngsters, and its mission is simple: to give kids a chance. “I figure kids are the future. If I made it, anybody can do it. I think I can be a good role model for them because they can look at me and say, ‘Look, he’s a small guy, very poor, and he worked hard and made it.’ If I can help one kid become successful, that’s all I ask for.” Chi Chi Rodriguez’s philanthropic activities on behalf of indigent children through his youth foundation have shown that he is not only a champion in golf, but a champion in life. Legendary on the course for his famous sword dance when he holes a putt, Rodriguez has demonstrated time and again that he’s a great golf champion, and an even greater champion to underprivileged youths and the Hispanic community.

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Make it Great: Pride, Passion, and Relentless Determination

CHI CHI RODRIGUEZ BOOK

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Full Biography

Juan Chi Chi Rodriguez is one of the great showmen in sports history. In a career which spans four decades, Chi Chi Rodriguez won 22 Senior PGA Tour victories, 8 regular PGA Tours and has career earnings of over $7 million dollars.

Chi Chi Rodriguez was born in Rio Piedras in 1935, and as a young boy helped his father work the hot, dusty sugar cane fields. He began caddying at the age of six and actually learned how to play golf with clubs fashioned out of guava tree limbs and tin cans hammered into balls.

Chi Chi’s golf expertise began at the age of 12, when he shot a 67. Chi Chi Rodriguez became known for his eye hand coordination and imagination skills that more than 40 years have help him overcome all kinds of obstacles.

It has been said that pound for pound, Chi Chi Rodriguez is the longest hitter in the history of golf. At 5’7″ and weighing 132 pounds, the wiry Puerto Rican has at times driven a golf ball over 350 yards. He has consistently been at over 250 yards throughout his career.

Chi Chi’s talent extends beyond what he does on the golf course, as he has a strong desire to make a positive impact on today’s youth. He has founded the Chi Chi Rodriguez Youth Foundation in Clearwater, Florida, which is a home to troubled and abused youngsters.

Chi Chi’s incredible career includes winning PGA tournaments four times in each of the 1990-91 seasons and was the only winner of back to back events in 1991. He became the first player on the Senior Tour to win the same event three consecutive years, set a senior tour record with eight consecutive birdies en route to a win at the 1987 Silver Pages

Classic, represented Puerto Rico on 12 World Cup Teams, won the Hispanic Achievement Recognition Award (’86) and Replica’s Hispanic Man of the Year (’88), and was inducted into PGA’s World Golf Hall of Fame in 1992.

Despite a strong, successful career, Rodriguez‘s health started failing him and it showed in his game. He fiddled with equipment, worked on his game, tried to find out what was wrong, but couldn’t figure it out. He was feeling weak, had severe stomachaches, and a pain persisted in his jaw, but Chi Chi Rodriguez never saw a doctor. He didn’t believe much in medicine, so he left it unattended.

In October 1998, Chi Chi Rodriguez had a heart attack just before he was to play in a Senior PGA Tour event in California. Fortunately, with the help of doctors and modern-day medicine, Rodriguez has recovered and we will continue seeing him on the golf course doing his famous sword dance when he holes a putt.

APPLE – A Tribute To The Beatles

APPLE features the Country’s top Beatles sound-a-likes! APPLE has traveled the World re-creating the Beatles “live in Concert”. With authentic instruments and costumes, APPLE performs the Beatles most Classic and Greatest hits. From “Love me do” to “Let it be” Apple takes you on a grand roller-coaster ride of classic Beatles hits. Featuring precise note-for-note renditions of your favorite Beatles songs! See the four lads with “Mop Top” haircuts and thin black ties, transform into “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” And close the show with a final stroll down “Abbey Road”.

Meet The Cast:

Dan Carson…..as Paul McCartney
Dan brings to the stage the Charm and Enthusiasm of “Sir” Paul McCartney. With exact attention to detail, Dan’s renditions of “Yesterday” and his piano performance of “Hey Jude” are truly Awesome!

Tom Perkins…..as George Harrison
Tom takes on the role of the “Quiet” Beatle. From “Roll over Beethoven” to “Something”, Tom delivers note-for-note George Harrison guitar licks to pure perfection!

Tim Piper………as John Lennon
Tim is the complete John Lennon. With excellent guitar, harmonica, vocal and keyboard skills, Tim takes the audience on a Grand tour of classic Beatles hits! From “Twist and Shout” to “Revolution” Tim is Brilliant!

Gene Martin……..as Ringo Starr
Precise Drumming and Vocals best describes Gene. From “I wanna be your man” to “Yellow Submarine” Gene captures the Personality and Spirit of Rocks most famous Drummer! As Ringo……Gene has no equal.

So don’t miss this theatrical tribute to the greatest Rock N’Roll Band of all time… The Beatles! A Splendid Time Is Guaranteed For All!