ADRIAN, Mich. (March 3, 2015) – This is a story of a girl—a girl who grew up to love sports through the support of her father during a time when athletically gifted females were told sports were simply not for them. On Tuesday, March 10, Adrian College will welcome acclaimed author and journalist Christine Brennan to campus as part of the Jean Lok Freligh Community Speaker Series. Brennan will share her experiences through her heartwarming talk: Fathers and Daughters.
Brennan’s dad, a rock-ribbed Republican, became her own personal Title IX. Through his support, she not only pursued, she blossomed toward a career in sports. Now, Brennan has covered pro and college football teams, reported from the sidelines of the Olympic Games and addressed critical sports-related issues including: role models, youth engagement, steroids and other hot topics. For Brennan, her success is rooted in her childhood joy of loving sports with her dad. Her moving keynote celebrates the special bond between fathers and daughters and brings to light just how, with a dad’s encouragement, little girls can achieve big dreams. The event will be held in the Adrian/Tobias Room beginning at 6:30 p.m. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Stefanie Mineff at (517) 265-5161 Ext. 4466 or firstname.lastname@example.org.