Tickets are available for the 2013 Tom Osborne Leadership Award Seminar and Banquet at the Adams County Fairgrounds in Hastings on Friday, October 25. 8-year-old Jack Hoffman of Atkinson, Neb. and the Team Jack Foundation will be honored at the banquet with the fourth annual Tom Osborne Leadership Award presented by Leadership Hastings. Jack and his parents have been at the national forefront of the battle against pediatric brain cancer, raising awareness and funds for research. Tickets for the event are available now by contacting Leadership Hastings at the Hastings Area Chamber of Commerce.
The Tom Osborne Leadership Award is presented annually to a top leader in Nebraska or a top national leader with ties to Nebraska. Jack Hoffman’s unique friendship with the Husker football team resulted in his inspirational 69-yard touchdown run in the team’s spring football game that earned Jack an ESPY Award for “Best Moment.” His family’s efforts along with the Team Jack Foundation’s work have resulted in thousands of dollars raised for pediatric brain cancer research.
The events on October 25 begin at 12:30 p.m. with a leadership seminar. Dr. Connie Reimers-Hild, a leadership and innovation coach, educator and author will present the workshop “Be You & Do Something Cool: 10 Ways to Lead with Confidence and Have More Fun!” The keynote for the seminar will be from national motivational speaker and Nebraska native Paul Bryant, author of “The Purpose Living Leader.” Bryant and Team Jack Foundation co-founder Andy Hoffman will hold a leadership question-and-answer session with seminar participants as well. The Tom Osborne Leadership Award banquet begins that evening with a social at 5:30 p.m., dinner at 6:30 p.m. with the program following. Jack Hoffman and his family will be joined at the event by legendary Hall of Fame football coach Tom Osborne.
The seminar and banquet are open to the public. Tickets for the leadership seminar and banquet are available at a price of $60 each. Tickets for the banquet only are $40 each. Tickets for the seminar only are also available for $25 each with a student discount price of $20 each. Sponsorship opportunities are still available. Proceeds will go to support the Leadership Hastings program. A portion of the proceeds will also be donated to the Team Jack Foundation. For information on tickets or sponsorships, call Leadership Hastings at(402) 461-8411.