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Dwight Edward to be the Guest Speaker for the Angel Fire Shootout in July

March 16, 2016 11:23 AM

Dear Friends, Past Tournament Players, and Sponsors:

Dwight_EdwardsI am proud to announce securing Dwight Edwards as our keynote speaker at the Texas Shootout party this summer on Saturday evening July 23rd at Angel Fire Resort.  Dwight is a professional speaker with a very strong tennis background.  He was the keynote speaker at the Texas USTA/USPTA Convention and was highly recommended from my good friend Ken McAllister, former Executive Director of Texas USTA.  He will be talking on the great benefits of our sport, particularly perseverance!  Dwight works at the River Oaks Country Club in Houston and is trying to encourage teams at his club to come to the tournament.  My friend and former world class player Dennis Ralston is also encouraging teams to come up from his club in Austin.  I greatly appreciate your past support of this wonderful event and I hope you continue this year.  I am alive and thriving due to all of the work on research and therapies funded by the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.  I have met so many fellow blood cancer survivors and wonderful human beings connected to this great organization!  Thank you again for your support and I hope you can join us this summer!

Dwight's Bio is below:

Dwight grew up in El Paso, Texas. He was nationally ranked throughout the juniors and in 1971 was the number one ranked 18 and under in the Southwest section. He went on to play for Pan American University from 1972-73, where he held down the number one position as a freshman. He also became the first freshman in the school’s history to be awarded “most valuable player” for that season.

He then played professionally from 1973-75 and later graduated from Mary Hardin Baylor University. He has also served as the volunteer assistant for both the Texas A&M and Rice men’s tennis team.

Dwight is a pastor, best-selling author, professional speaker, and High Performance coach at River Oaks Country Club in Houston, Tx. He has authored six books – “Revolution Within”, “Releasing the Rivers Within” (both published through Random House), “High Octane for the Spirit”, “Say ‘No’ to Vanilla”, “Kindling for the Fire”, and “A Tale of Three Ships”.  His book, “A Tale of Three Ships”, won the prestigious “Champion of Literacy Award” for 2009.

He is the president of High Octane for the Mind, a company dedicated to helping individuals, companies, and teams achieve peak performance. He authors a bi-weekly email service entitled “High Octane for the Mind – reflections on peak performance and extraordinary living.” (www.highoctaneforthemind.com)

Having spent more than 30 years in ministry, Dwight brings a wealth of experience and wisdom in dealing with human behavior and peak performance. He has spoken for the last 30 years throughout the U.S. and many parts of the world. He has given presentations at Yale, Princeton, Vanderbilt, Rice, Texas A&M, The Air Force Academy, West Texas A&M, Mary Hardin Baylor, U. of Houston, and many other universities and High Schools. As well he has spoken to myriads of businesses and governmental agencies.

Dwight and his wife, Lauri live in Houston.