Three-time Olympian to Appear at Convention!
Monday, March 3, 2014 – The 2014 Winter Olympics may be over, but the winning Olympic spirit lives on in Visalia, CA.
LPC proudly announces that Bill Schuffenhauer, Olympic Silver Medalists and three-time Olympian, will speak about his perseverance and triumph. Following his retirement from the Olympics, Schuffenhauer’s entrepreneurial aspirations kicked in and he is now the President and CEO of Silver Retreats, a company that focuses on group and team building retreats for companies and executives. He also serves on the Board of Directors for Love Of Life Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit charity that supports and advocates for people affected by cancer and other illnesses. His career led to his participation in national and international fundraisers, charity events, keynote speaking opportunities, entertainment, and product promotions.
Schuffenhauer’s devotion to helping others led him to work with local and national youth groups, too. He continues to travel the world as a motivational speaker and has worked with companies and organizations such as Budweiser, Special Olympics, United Way, Adecco, Glaxo Smith Klein, and Procter & Gamble.
Schuffenhauer’s childhood was filled with adversity. His mother was a prostitute and his father a drug addict, and they usually left him to fend for himself, even for his food. However, in high school, he discovered his love for track and field. After he spoke to his grandmother, he had a dream to become a track and field Olympian. However, that dream was crushed by a near-debilitating ankle injury while training in Sydney. But only 18 months later, Schuffenhauer had a new Olympic dream that motivated him to try for the 2002 Winter Olympics, where he qualified and placed in the 4-man bobsled team. They won the Silver Medal at the 2002 Olympics in Salt Lake City, right behind Germany, the second time in history that a U.S. bobsled team placed in that event.
Bill will share his remarkable story of hardships, pain, agony, love of life, triumph, and sweet victory at the LPC convention in Visalia, California, which is scheduled for the last weekend of March. Read more about it and make your reservations to spend that weekend with others who, like Bill Schuffenhauer, constantly struggle to achieve their dream of success.
Room Discount Deadline
If you need overnight accommodations at the Holiday Inn Visalia for LPC’s 2014 convention, the hotel will guarantee our special discounted room rate through this Wednesday, March 5. Although the discount may still be available after that date, the hotel can’t promise it. And we know that there are two other events taking place at the Holiday Inn Visalia that weekend, so be sure to make your reservation early this week!