Born with just one leg, this all-American wrestler shares his powerful story of defying all odds to become the NCAA National Wrestling Champion in his new book, Unstoppable.
Anthony Robles is a three-time all-American wrestler, the 2011 NCAA National Wrestling Champion, and a Nike-sponsored athlete. He was also born without his right leg. Doctors could not explain to his mother, Judy, what led to the birth defect, but at the age of five, the one-legged toddler scaled a fifty foot pole unassisted. From that moment on, Judy knew without a doubt that her son would be unstoppable. When Anthony first began wrestling in high school, he was the smallest kid on the team and finished in last place. Yet Anthony's family and coaches supported his decision to continue, and he completed his junior and senior years in college with a 96-0 record to become a two-time Arizona State champion.
Since winning the national championship in March 2011, Anthony has become a nationally recognized role model to kids and adults alike. But his story isn't simply a dramatic sports memoir, or an inspirational tale of living with a disability. It's also the story of one man whose spirit and unyielding resolve remind us all that we have the power to conquer adversity and succeed.
Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory has opened a new, original exhibition this fall entitled Baseball Hotties: Studs We Love, celebrating the boys of summer who make fans swoon. The game's steamiest superstars will be spotlighted, from the 1800s to today.
The exhibit, which runs through January 13, 2013, includes original, interactive elements, along with personal items from some of Major League Baseball's sexiest players, which will be on public display for the first time. The exhibition will include displays of baseball's hottest players throughout the decades, including a life-size reproduction of the iconic 1970s Jockey advertisement that featured baseball great Jim Palmer. Also, the Field of Dreamboats, six of today's sexiest ballplayers emerge from the museum's indoor corn field in life-size form.
There is also a tribute to Louisville's own Morganna, "The Kissing Bandit". The interactive display celebrates the fun and excitement Morganna brought to the game as she pursued the best-looking men in baseball and caught them with a kiss. Highlighting the tribute is an actual bra worn by Morganna that is on loan to the museum by sportscaster Craig Sager.
Admission to the museum includes interactive exhibits, a short feature film, historic memorabilia, the World's Biggest Baseball Bat and an award-winning factory tour. Also, all guests will receive a free souvenir mini-bat at the end of their factory tour. Tours are given seven days a week and guests are guaranteed to view bat production on each tour. There will be no extra charge to see "Baseball Hotties: Studs We Love". The exhibition will be included in the general admission price for Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory.
The museum is located at 800 West Main Street. Their hours are Monday – Saturday 9:00am – 6:00pm, Sundays 10:00am – 6:00pm. Admission is $11 for adults, $10 for seniors (60+), $6 for children (6-12), and free for children 5 and under. For more information call 502-588-7228 or visit sluggermuseum.com.
Bluegrass Brewing Company
The Bluegrass Brewing company discussed their new menu and upcoming events. To learn more about BBC, please visit their web site at www.bbcbrew.com.
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