Jacksonville, Florida-based Brooks Rehabilitation is getting the kind of national publicity organizations dream about for their events and the best part about it was that it was all for a good cause. Video went viral over the weekend of Seattle Seahawks linebacker Shaquem Griffin attending a meet and greet appearance put on by the medical rehabilitation facility.
Griffin met with several fans, including several children who also only have one hand. One young boy in particular, Joseph Tidd, caught the attention of America with the heartwarming scene that was posted everywhere on social media.
Major news outlets like ESPN, the NBC Nightly News, ABC News and more picked up on amazing meeting between Griffin and the little boy. Tidd and his mom even appeared on NBC's TODAY Wednesday morning.
In addition to inspiring many across the country, the meet and greet benefited St. Pete Nitro Track and Field, a club started by Griffin and his twin brother Shaquill. Brooks Rehabilitation's event "Celebrate Independence 2019" also featured a free moderated question and answer session where Griffin talked about football and his plans for life in the future.
Athlete Speakers is proud to be the sports speaker booking agency that connected Brooks Rehabilitation with Griffin. There is nothing better than when a moment can transcend sports and bring joy to so many.
As he heads into his second season in the NFL, Griffin has continued to be a person that inspires those around him. During Super Bowl week, he gave an emotional speech when accepting Gillette's "Game Changer" award at the NFL Honors ceremony.
It is just added exposure for a player who jumped onto the national radar while at the University of Central Florida. Griffin had to overcome the odds to become the American Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Year in 2016 and led an undefeated Knights squad in 2018.
Griffin received several national awards for the impact he made on and off the field during his standout college career, including the Senior CLASS Award and the NCAA Inspiration Award. He has only gone on to break the mold even more by being the first player drafted into the NFL with one hand last spring.
With that fifth-round selection by the Seahawks, Griffin was reunited with his brother on the same NFL defense. He started the first game of his rookie campaign and the twins are expected to wreak havoc on the field in Seattle for years to come.
To inquire about Shaquem Griffin's fees and appearance costs, contact the agents at Athlete Speakers by calling us at 800-916-6008 or by Starting Your Booking Request Now.