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25th NASC Symposium
Chicago Northwest

Keynote Luncheon

 Tuesday, Mar 28, 2017

Rick Reilly

Sports Author and Writer

The New York Daily News called him “one of the funniest humans on the planet.” Publishers Weekly called him, “an indescribable amalgam of Dave Barry, Jim Murray, and Lewis Grizzard, with the timing of Jay Leno and the wit of Johnny Carson.” And he is this year's keynote speaker.

Rick Reilly has been voted National Sportswriter of the Year 11 times and the author of 10 books. He is a front-page columnist for ESPN.com and delivers human-interest television features for ESPN's Monday Night Countdown, opinion essays and features for ESPN's golf coverage, and essays for SportsCenter, which he also occasionally anchors.

For two years, he was the host of ESPN's Homecoming with Rick Reilly, a one-hour interview show which has featured Michael Phelps, John Elway and Magic Johnson, among many others.

During his keynote speech, sit back, relax, and enjoy storytelling at its finest and anecdotes about your favorite athletes.

Keynote Luncheon Menu
  • Spinach Salad with Dates, Walnuts, Fried Pita Croutons with a Honey/Lemon Dressing
  • Herb Brined Chicken Breast with Tobacco Onions, Mashed Parsnips and Potatoes, Roasted Brussels Sprouts, Butternut Squash, Red and White Pearl Onions, Red Bell Pepper with Rosemary and Sage
  • Lemon Meringue Pie in a Jar

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