Monday, June 27, 2011

TEDxBaltimore 2011 The Future We Make by Frank Kolarek

Frank Kolarek has an extensive sports background as a professional player and coach with the Oakland Athletics and scout with the Milwaukee Brewers and the Baltimore Orioles. After 15 years in professional baseball Frank returned to his alma mater, the University of Maryland to coach and teach. Frank has served as the Director of Baseball and Softball for Special Olympics International with programs in 152 countries as well as the National Special Programs Director for the USA/Amateur Softball Association. He continues to be regarded as one of the countryʼs top clinicians in baseball and softball presenting to schools, training centers, camps and youth groups. Mr. Kolarek has an outstanding background in marketing; he has held positions as Corporate Marketing Director for the University of Phoenix, the Cal Ripken Sports Training Center with Sinai Health Systems and Vice President of Navy Run, Jump and Throw. Frank is currently President and Founder of the League of Dreams, Inc. which is a National Organization whose mission is to provide baseball, softball and volunteer outreach opportunities for all individuals regardless of their physical or mental challenges. Last summer Major League Baseball and People Magazine selected and recognized Frank at the Major League Baseball All Star game in St. Louis as one of only 30 individuals from the entire country as their "All Star Among Us" for his League of Dreams Foundation.

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