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Corey Anderson

Sport Stories


Thursday, June 22 @ 7 p.m.
(doors open at 6:30 p.m.)


Veterans Memorial Hall
211 N. Main St., Rockford


Purchase tickets here!
Free admission (but limited tickets are available)

Keynote Speaker

Featured keynote speaker is Corey Anderson, UFC #6 Light Heavyweight in the world. This Rockton, IL native is also the 2014 The Ultimate Fighter Season 19 Champion.

The evening will begin with the keynote presentation by Anderson, followed by a moderated Q&A session with the guest panelists highlighting their career accomplishments, thoughts on the value and role of sports in a community and how they see sports as a catalyst for tourism and quality of life in the region. Attendees will be allowed to ask questions, as well.

Guest Panelists

Angel Martinez

Angel Martinez

  • Team USA Boxing National Champion
  • Golden Gloves National Champion
  • Auburn High School Senior
Misty Opat

Misty Opat

  • 4-Time NJCAA Women's Basketball Champion
    Head Coach
  • 12-Time NJCAA Champion as Rock Valley College's
    Director of Athletics
Fred VanVleet

Fred VanVleet

  • Toronto Raptors
  • 4 Consecutive NCAA Tournaments with Wichita
    State University
  • Auburn High School Alum