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Richard Sherman And Brian Williams Will Headline SFU Clan Breakfast 2014

Richard Sherman And Brian Williams Will Headline SFU Clan Breakfast 2014

Simon Fraser University Clan Athletics is pleased to announce that Super Bowl Champion and Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman will be the keynote speaker at the 2014 Gathering of the Clan Breakfast and that Canadian sports broadcasting icon, Brian Williams will host the event.

The fifth annual fundraiser for athletic scholarships will take place on May 30 at the Vancouver Convention Centre West.

“The Gathering of the Clan is our highlight fundraising event,” said Senior Director of Athletics and Recreation Milton Richards. I am very excited that Seattle Seahawk Richard Sherman has agreed to be our guest speaker at this event, and I am certain that everyone will enjoy Richard’s life story. From his humble up bringing to his college career at Stanford and now as a member of the Super Bowl Champion Seattle Seahawks, he has great insight and experience to share with those in attendance.”

In its first four years, the Gathering of the Clan has raised over $1,000,000 for athletic scholarships at Simon Fraser University.

Sherman has a degree in communications from Stanford University and returned to the school post-graduation to pursue a Master’s degree. Richard Sherman was also a key member of the Seahawk’s 2014 Super Bowl winning team, the first in franchise history.

He was selected by the Seahawks in the fifth round of the 2011 NFL Draft and was named to the 2011 Professional Football Writers All-Rookie Team, leading the league’s rookies with 16 passes defended, four interceptions and 55 tackles that year.

He has solidified himself as one of the top cornerbacks in the league, and helped lead the Seahawks defensive unit that allowed the NFL’s fewest passing yards this past season.

A Canadian broadcasting icon, Brian Williams will act as host at the Gathering of the Clan Breakfast for the first time.

With a career that spans over 40 years in the field, he is renowned as one of the most respected broadcasters in the country, as the Winnipeg native was named to the Order of Canada in December 2011 for both his broadcasting career and extensive community and volunteer work.

Williams has been inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame Football Reporters Wing, recognizing his contributions to the CFL.

Event Summary
SFU Clan Breakfast 2014
Venue: Vancouver Convention Centre West
Date: May 30.
Time: 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m
Tickets: Seats cost $200.00 while tables of ten are available for $2000.00 each. On sale on Friday, April 14 at 12:00 p.m.

Charitable tax receipts will be provided following the event.

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