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Motivational Speaker and Author Kyle Maynard to Speak at Kent State on Nov. 8

Posted Oct. 29, 2012
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Motivational speaker, author and entrepreneur Kyle
Maynard will speak at Kent State University on Nov. 8.
Maynard was born a congenital amputee with arms that end
at his elbows and legs that end near his knees.

Photo credit: Kyle Maynard

On Thursday, Nov. 8, Kent State Athletics and the Center for Student Involvement will co-sponsor an event featuring motivational speaker, author and entrepreneur Kyle Maynard. Maynard will present his program “No Excuses” at 7 p.m. in the University Auditorium at Cartwright Hall. The event is free and open to the public.

Maynard wrestled for one of the top teams in the Southeast, set records in weightlifting, fought in mixed martial arts, owns his own CrossFit gym and recently climbed to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro. He was born a congenital amputee with arms that end at his elbows and legs that end near his knees.

Maynard has appeared on a variety of shows, including The Oprah Winfrey Show, ESPN Sportscenter, Larry King Live, and 20/20. In 2005, he authored his own book titled No Excuses.

Seats for Maynard’s presentation will be first come, first served.  Doors will open at 6 p.m.  Attendees are advised to arrive early to grab a seat. 

For more information about Kent State Athletics, visit www.kentstatesports.com.

For more information about Kent State’s Center for Student Involvement, visit www.kent.edu/csi.

For more information about Maynard, visit http://kyle-maynard.com/.