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August 2009

Journal August 20, 2009

I spoke in San Antonio for Cardinal Health, the largest distributor of medical and surgical supplies in the country. The evening gathered more than 1,800 individuals and was a terrific dinner. I was glad to serve as the motivational speaker and share my thoughts and ideas regarding success and The Game of Life. I can't thank enough Mark Rosenbaum, former Tennessee football player now serving as Chief Customer Officer for Cardinal Health.

Cid Rhomberg was also a tremdous help during our visit to San Antonio. It was terrific meeting all the wonderful executives with Cardinal Health and I sincerely thank them for their warm reception. 

 

DICK VITALE

Journal August 14-16, 2009

I had a another great visit to the Atlantis Resort on Paradise Island, Bahamas.  Ernie Cambridge, Vice President of VIP Services for Atlantis was once again an amazing host to me and my wife. We were joined on the trip by my daughter, Terri, son-in-law, Chris Sforzo, and my two grandkids, Sydney and Ryan.

We had the pleasure of staying at The Cove at Atlantis which offered us a totally new and spectacular experience at the resort.  The rooms were fabulous and the beach and pools were amazing.  We also had a great time swimming with the dolphins and my grandkids had a blast with the new sea lion interaction at Dolphin Cay.  

While at The Atlantis, they were filming the MIss Universe Paegant 2009.  I also caught up with NBA star, Kevin Durant, who was also enjoying a vacation at the Atlantis.

We had a great end of summer vacation as it is one of my favorite vacation spots to enjoy with my family.

 

DICK VITALE

Journal August 8, 2009

Two days later we were back in Florida and went to see my friend, Kenny Chesney perform. Over the years, Kenny and I have become friends and he kindly let us auction off at the Dick Vitale Gala in May a package which included 4 incredible tickets to his Tampa concert, the opportunity to meet him backstage before the show and to receive an autographed guitar. 

The auction winners were Ryan Carr and Neal Wilkinson with SPARTA Asset Management who bid $25,000 for the package. My wife and I joined them and their wives for the concert along with our good friends Joe and Mary Barbetta, John and Barb Moran, and John Stote from Anaconda Sports. John Stote had made custom basketballs with Kenny's picture and tour information on it. Kenny was so surprised! 

Kenny is truly a special entertainer. He puts on a show like no other, but most importantly he is a giving, caring person. 

DICK VITALE

Journal August 6, 2009

My wife and I were in Boston for a two day trip and were able to get last minute tickets to see Paul McCartney at Fenway Park. 

He was absolutely sensational! He brought the entire stadium to their feet with his classic songs and incredible enthusiasm and energy.  

DICK VITALE

Quote of the Week

"The 192 Dolphins are celebrating as the Chiefs lost, leaving no unbeaten teams in the NFL."

  -Dick Vitale