Retired American Olympian Mary Lou Retton has been announced as the featured guest speaker for the 2015 installment of the Archie McDonald Speaker Series at SFA which will take place on Monday, April 13. The event will begin at 7:30 p.m. and guests will get to hear from the first American woman to ever when a gold medal in gymnastics talk about how success comes from the combination of hard work, a good attitude, and dedication to whatever people set their minds to. Retton is one of the most popular people in the world to give a motivational speech, as she travels a lot now around the globe to inspire and give hope to thousands of people. The hosts of the event were very honored and grateful to get her to come to this year’s Archie McDonald Speaker Series and feel that she will make a huge impact on everyone who decides to attend.
The five-time medal winner at the Los Angeles Olympic Games in 1984 was the first female gymnast to win the all-around gold medal by beating out her opponent Ecaterina Szabo of Romania, and has been an icon for women's athletics ever since. After her professional gymnastics career was over she went on to do a variety of things such as a few television and fitness product endorsements, motivational speeches, and commentating for NBC during the 1988 Olympics. She is now also on the Board of Governors of the Children’s Miracle Network and devotes a lot of her time to helping people find the inspiration to stay healthy and get a lot of exercise.
Retton will be the featured guest at this years Archie McDonald Speaker Series at SFA and is expected to bring a great turn out, as many people remember her from her glory days on the mats and for being “America’s Sweetheart.” The talk should be very motivating and full of interesting stories from her days as one of the most competitive gymnasts in the sport.
To inquire about Mary Lou Retton's speaking fee and appearance cost, contact the agents at Athlete Speakers by calling us at 800-916-6008 or by Starting Your Booking Request Now.
Watch Mary Lou Retton Speaking about her Olympic Experience: