The Annual NEXUS Leadership Luncheon will take place on March 22 at Second Presbyterian Church. We will recognize those that share our passion for mentoring with the Memphis Mentoring Awards. We are excited that the Commercial Appeal’s Geoff Calkins will be the keynote speaker. The luncheon will begin at 12 noon. Tickets are $30, purchase tickets HERE.
Geoff Calkins is the lead sports columnist at The Commercial Appeal and the host of The Geoff Calkins Show from 9-11 a.m. on 92.9FM ESPN.
Calkins — the eighth of nine children from Buffalo, N.Y. — graduated magna cum laude from Harvard College and Harvard Law School, clerked for the Hon. James L. Buckley of the D.C. Circuit, and worked for the D.C. law firm of Hogan & Hartson before deciding to chuck his legal career to become a sportswriter.
Calkins has been the columnist in Memphis for 22 years and has been named the best sports columnist in the country by the Associated Press Sports Editors four times. He’s a member of the Scripps-Howard Hall of Fame and and the author of a collection of columns called “After the Jump.” Calkins has three sons and three shaggy Bernese Mt. Dogs.
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