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Bobby Simmons, Luther Head, Matt Mayberry, Megan Mawicke & Stedman Graham to Speak at Evanston

High School for Athletes Against Drugs Teen Leadership Event

CHICAGO, IL – September 26, 2011 – Athletes Bobby Simmons, Luther Head and Matt Mayberry, together with CBS 2 Chicago’s Megan Mawicke, will join Stedman Graham to speak on personal identity and leadership, with 3000 students at Evanston High School for the Athletes Against Drugs (AAD) Leadership and Identity Event. Tuesday, September 27, 2011 from 9am until 11:00am [8:30am for continental breakfast and photo-op with athletes].

AAD’s teen leadership event at Evanston High School is a part of their programs that have impacted the lives of over 20,000 youth across the country. AAD programs include education, health and wellness, sports camps and events with keynote speakers and athletes. AAD’s unrelenting focus is to improve the lives of youth throughout Chicago and other major cities by instructing them on how to build healthy bodies, strong minds and to live a drug-free life.

Stedman Graham is chairman and CEO of S. Graham & Associates, and the founder of AAD. Graham has a lifelong commitment to youth and community, he has authored ten books including two New York Times best sellers, You Can Make It Happen: A Nine-Step Plan for Success and Teens Can Make It Happen: Nine Steps to Success. Build Your Own Life Brand! As a businessman and educator, Graham lectures and conducts seminars for businesses and organizations around the country.

Megan Mawicke is a four-time Big Ten Women’s Tennis Team champion and a two-time Illinois State Tennis champion. She competed on the WTA professional tour and in four NCAA tournaments. Mawicke, who joined CBS 2 Chicago in 2004, serves as weekend sports anchor, and is a sports reporter for the station during the week. Mawicke is a winner of three local Emmy Awards.

Chicago native Bobby Simmons played college basketball for DePaul University. Drafted in 2001 by the Seattle SuperSonics, he has played for the Milwaukee Bucks, New Jersey Nets and San Antonio Spurs. Currently a free-agent, Simmons co-owns Succezz clothing boutique in Chicago.

Luther Head was a college basketball star at the University of Illinois before entering the NBA a first round draft pick of the Houston Rockets. Head played for the Rockets for four seasons before signing with Miami Heat. Head would go on to play for the Indiana Pacer and the Sacramento Kings.

Matt Mayberry, a former Indiana University linebacker signed with Bears earlier this year as an undrafted free agent. Mayberry is an entrepreneur, fitness guru/model and motivational speaker.

About AAD:
Athletes Against Drugs (AAD) is a 501c3 not for profit organization founded in 1985 by Stedman Graham. AAD’s passion is to help youth lead a healthy, productive life, and provide educational programs for underserved youth. The mission of AAD [] is “leveraging national and local athletes, celebrities, and corporate leaders to educate youth to make health life decisions.” The vision of AAD is to “help youth develop life skills for economic opportunities that will change their lives.”

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