2009 Guest Celebrities

Henry "Killer" Lawrence
Offensive Tackle-Oakland/LA Raiders (1974-1986)
*1st round draft pick-1974 NFL Draft from Florida A&M
*3 time Superbowl Veteran
*2 time Pro-Bowler
*Manatee County Proclamation Honors
"Henry Lawrence HomeTown Hero Day"
*Henry was the Very First Athlete to Embrace
and Support Athletes for Hearts, Inc.

Mike Alstott
Bucs Running Back #40
*franchise best 71 TD's
*six consecutive Pro Bowl Selections
1997-2002
*Scored in 58 different games from 1996-2006
*Ranks 2nd all-time on the club's rushing
list with 5,088 yards

Callista Balko
College Softball Player
*Women's College World Series
Champion 2006 & 2007
*Holds Career Putouts for University of Arizona
*First-team all-Pacific Region 2007
*All-Pac-10 Honorable Mention 2006
*Caught every pitch of every game 2007 & 2008



Jay Feaster
Served 7 seasons as the Executive VP
& GM of the Tampa Bay Lightning
*Qualified for the Stanley Cup Playoffs
in four consecutive seasons
*Stanley Cup Champions 2003-2004
*Feaster ranked 2nd among general managers
in pro sports by Forbes Magazine in 2007
*Served on the USA Hockey International Council
*Now appears regularly on NHL Live,
the NHL's official show on XM Satellite Radio
and the NHL Network, as an NHL Insider
*Also contributes to The Hockey News Magazine,
ESPN, and the Sporting News
*Prior to joining the Lightning, Feaster was the
President of the Hershey Bears and Vice President
of Hershey Sports & Entertainment


Ken Griffey Senior
Major Legaue Baseball Player
*Cincinnati Reds 1973-1981
*New York Yankees 1982-1986
*Atlanta Braves 1986-1988
*Cincinnati Reds 1988-1990
*Seattle Mariners 1990-1991
*Lifetime batting average of 0.296
*Lifetime slugging percentage of 0.431
*Appeared in 3 MLB All-Star games
76', 77' and 80' *All-Star MVP 1980
*Became the first father-and-son combination
in MLB history to play as teammates

Kelly Kretschman
Olympic Silver Medalist - Softball (2008)
*Gold medalist at Pan American Games (2007)
*World Cup Champion (2007)
*World Cup Runner-up (2005)
*Olympic Gold medalist (2004)
*Three-time First Team
All-SEC-University of Alabama
*Four-time NFCA All-American
*Member of the All-Women's
College World Series Team (2000)
*Honda Award Nominee for Nation's
Top Softball Player of the Year (2001)
*During freshman season, led NCAA in homeruns
(25) and slugging percentage



Juan Long
Linebacker
*Arena Football League (1999-2000)
*NFL Europe (1997-98)
*Played with the Buffalo Destroyers (2000)
*Fullback for the Grand Rapids Rampage (1999)
*2nd season to lead NFL Europe in tackles
with the Barcelona Dragons (1998)
*Started two years as linebacker at
Mississippi State University
*At MSU he had 10 tackles and one interception
in Bulldogs upset of then No. 2 ranked Florida
Gators in 1992

Caitlin Lowe
2-time National Champion - Softball (2006 & 2007)
*Four-time NFCA All-American (2004-2007)
*Two-time Top Three Finalist for USA Softball
*Collegiate Player of the Year (2005 & 2007)
*Two-time Top 10 Finalists for USA Softball
*Collegiate Player of the Year (2005 & 2007)
*Two-time member of All-Women's
*College World Series team (2006 & 2007)
*Gold medalist at the Pan American Games (2007)
*Two-time World Cup Champion (2006 & 2007)
*World Champion (2006)
*Olympic Silver medalist (2008)
*One of the youngest members of the
2006 World Championship team

Dave Moore
Bucs TE #83
*Miami Dolphins (1992)
*Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1992-2001)
*Buffalo Bills (2002-2004)
*Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2004-2007)
*2007 Pro Bowl
*Former All American
*Current Bucs Color Analyst
with Gene Deckerhoff

Taryne Mowatt
College and Professional Softball Player
*Women's College World Series
Champion 2006 & 2007
*University of Arizona's Ace 2008
*Women's College World Series
*Most Outstanding Player 2007
*NFCA second-team All-American
*Won ESPY Awards for Best Female Athlete
and Best Female College Athlete
*First-team all-Pac-10
*First-team all-Pacific Region
*Four-time Pac-10 Pitcher of the Week
*Set WCWS records for victories (6)
innings pitched (60), strikeouts (76)
and complete games (8)
*Member of the All-ASA team in 2001 &
Named league MVP in 2001, 02, 03 & 04
*Los Angeles Times Player of the Year 2004

Tim Watson
NFL Safety
*Kansas City Chiefs (1993-1995)
*New York Giants (1995)
*Philadelphia Eagles (1997)
*Attended Howard University
where he holds the record for
blocked kicks with 7
*Has the distinction of being
the first Athlete in the history
of Howard University to be named
to the GTE Academic All-America
Team (1992)
*Howard University Athletic
Hall of Fame (2005)

2009 Guest Celebrities

Michele Smith
Two-time Olympic Gold Medalist in Softball
*Named Worldwide Softball Ambassador
*Top Pitcher eleven times, Top Hitter four times
and MVP eight times in the Japan Pro League
*ESPN Color Analyst & Commentator
*Spokesperson and a Founding Board Member of
Athletes for Hearts, Inc.

Mark Carrier
NFL Wide Receiver from 1987 to 1998
*With the Bucs from 1987 to 1992
*Leads Bucs in all time receiving
yard (5018)
*2nd in Bucs history for receptions (321)
*Bucs Pro Bowl selection 1989
*86 receptions for 1,422 yards
and 9 touchdowns in 1989
*Fourth all-time on the Carolina
Panthers' all-time receiving
*On 9/1/1996, Carrier Scored the
first NFL points and touchdown
in North Carolina

Darren "Dutch" Daulton
Catcher for the Philadelphia Phillies and Florida Marlins
*Member of 83' & 93' NL Champion Philadelphia Phillies
*Member of 1997 World Series Champion Florida Marlins
*Named to 3 NL All Star Teams (1992-93 and 1995)



Jaci Davis
College Softball Pitcher and College Coach
*University of Tampa's pitching coach 2004 to present
*Georgia State University's pitching coach 2002-2003
*Currently does private pitching instruction at the
US Select Softball Academy as well as some
broadcasting for Softball Magazine
*Four-year letter winner for Georgia State University
& earned all-conference and All American honors
*Holds Missouri state high school career records
in strikeouts, wins and innings pitched.

Linda Derk
Professional and Collegiate Softball Coach
*1999 First Full-Time Coach in the Women's
Professional Softball League History
*1999 WPSL Regular and Post Season Champions
*1999 WPSL Coach of the Year
*1999 WPSL All-Star Coach
*St. Leo College Women of the Year Team
Award for Most Wins in a Season (37)
*Head Softball Coach Indiana State University
*Head Softball Coach East Stroudsberg University
*Assistant Coach US Softball Team

Tony Esposito
Chicago Blackhawks Goalie 1969 - 1984
*Elected to Hockey Hall of Fame in 1988
*NHL All-Star First Team, 1969-70, 1971-72,1979-80
*NHL All-Star Second Team, 1972-73, 1973-74
*Played in NHL All-Star Game, 1970-74 & 1980
*Winner, Calder Trophy, 1969-70
*Winner, Vezina Trophy, 1969-70
*Holds the NHL single-season record for shut-outs (15)
*General manager, Pittsburgh Penguins, 1988
*TB Lightning Assistant Manager 1990 - 1999


Charlie Garner
NFL Running Back
*Second Round Draft Pick
*Philadelphia Eagles (1994-1998)
*San Francisco 49ers (1999-2000)
*Oakland Raiders (2001-2003)
*Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2004)
Selected to the Pro Bowl (2000)
*Career Rushes 1,537
*Career Yard 7,097 yards
*Scored 39 touchdowns
*Caught 419 passes for 3,711 yards



Melissa "Skeeter" Gentile
College & USA Softball Player
*USA Pan-American Team 1997
*2 WCWS Appearances-1996 & 1997
*WCWS All Tournament Team Selection-1996
*University of Michigan 2nd Team All American-1997
*NCAA Finalist for Sportswoman of the Year-1999

Jim Hickey
Tampa Bay Rays Pitching Coach since 2006
*Spent 16 seasons as Houston Astros Pitching Coach
(2005 & 2006 on the major league staff)
*In each of his two full seasons as major league
pitching coach Houston finished second
in the NL in ERA - 3.51 in 2005 & 4.08 in 2006
*Houston posted the league's ERA Champion
Roger Clemens in 2005 & Roy Oswalt in 2006
As a player, Hickey Was a 13th round selection for
the Chicago White Sox in the 1983 Draft
*He played 8 seasons in the minor leagues
with the White Sox, Dodgers and Astros

Lyndsey Klein
College and USA Softball Player
*All American UCLA
*1999 NCAA Champion UCLA
*UCLA Career Leader IN Doubles
*2002 USA Softball World Champion
*2004 NPF Champion NY/NJ Juggernauts

Ricky Reynolds
Starting CB for the Bucs 87-93
*Scored a TD in 3 Different Ways: Interception,
Fumble Recovery, and Blocked FG Attempt
*Played for the New England Patriots in 1994

Jim Thorpe
PGA Golfer
PGA Tour wins
1985 (2) Greater Milwaukee Open,
Seiko-Tucson Match Play Championship
1986 Seiko-Tucson Match Play Championship
Other wins
1982 Canadian PGA Championship
1991 Amoco Centel Championship
Champions Tour wins
2000 (2) The Transamerica, Gold Rush Classic
2001 (2) Kroger Senior Classic,
Allianz Championship
2002 (1) The Countrywide Tradition
2003 (2) Long Island Classic,
Charles Schwab Cup Championship
2004 (2) Farmers Charity Classic,
Commerce Bank Long Island Classic
2005 (2) FedEx Kinko's Classic,
Blue Angels Classic
2006 (1) Charles Schwab Cup Championship
2007 (1) Charles Schwab Cup Championship

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