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Corey Anderson

Sport Stories

The 2017 Sports Stories featured keynote speaker 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 included 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.

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