Delaware Football Coach K.C. Keeler to be Keynote Speaker at Goodwill of Delaware Awards Lunch Friday, May 6
May 5, 2011
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WILMINGTON, Del. -- University of Delaware football head coach K.C. Keeler, who led the Blue Hens to a berth in the national championship game and was named the national coach of the year by two organizations, will serve as the keynote speaker for Goodwill of Delaware and Delaware County’s Annual Awards Luncheon to be held this Friday afternoon, May 6, at the Chase Center on the Riverfront.
Goodwill’s largest fund raiser of the year, the Annual Awards Luncheon recognizes the achievements of people served by the organization, along with the accomplishments of volunteers, staff and business partners who have helped Goodwill serve its mission to the community. The winner of a scholarship to Wilmington University will also be announced at the luncheon.
All the proceeds from the Annual Awards Luncheon will benefit Goodwill’s Educational Scholarship Fund.
One of the top college football coaches in the nation, Keeler has enjoyed outstanding success. He ranks among the all-time national leaders with an overall 18-year record of 162-63-1, 13 NCAA Tournament appearances, eight trips to the national championship game and a 2003 national championship title. In 2010, Keeler was selected as the AFCA National Coach of the Year while also earning Liberty Mutual Coach of the Year honors for outstanding success and community service. He also became the first coach to be named the Tri-State Coach of the Year three times by the prestigious Maxwell Football Club.
“We are excited to have Coach Keeler as our keynote speaker for this year’s awards luncheon,” said Ted Van Name, president and CEO for Goodwill. “While the real ‘stars’ of the luncheon are the award winners, we are pleased to have K.C. offer his viewpoint on what it takes to overcome challenges and adversity and become successful in life.”
For nearly 90 years, Goodwill of Delaware and Delaware County’s mission has been to improve the quality of life for people with barriers to self-sufficiency through the Power of Work and has been supported by proceeds from retail sales and donations. In 2010, Goodwill of Delaware and Delaware County provided nearly 11,000 services to individuals throughout the region.
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