Charlie Adams, 35 Years of Igniting
Evenings and Audiences
Life Lessons from Mystical Lake Placid and the Miracle on Ice
It is like going to Oz or an enchanting destination in a fairy tale.
Down this road is a place were incredible things have happened.
Charlie Adams is dedicated to igniting events and
inspiring people with his compelling back story of the only place in
America to host two Winter Olympics and the remarkable Miracle on Ice
The energy, patriotism and inspiration in the room with
What a powerful story!
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less than 3000 people in the Switzerland-like enchanting village of
Lake Placid in upstate New York, they have put someone in every Winter
Olympics since 1924. Why? Because there is a spirit there and a belief
that with hard work and belief, you can achieve your dreams!
I literally had to choke back tears about 5 times listening
to Charlie, and I now feel
as if I can do ANYTHING!!
When you think of Lake Placid, front and center
of course is the Miracle of Ice of 1980, named the greatest moment in
U.S. sports history. On February 22nd of 1980 with America at an
all-time low point of self esteem, Herb Brooks fresh faced young men
slew Goliath, the Soviet hockey team. They got America back on track.
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What Charlie has put together is one of the best talks I
have ever attended,
and that goes back through 47 years of working for the Naval Academy
and Notre Dame.
Within their story are powerful lessons of
what we can accomplish
through commitment to team, love for one another, work ethic,
patriotism, and leadership.
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Charlie Adams does an amazing job of sharing what we can
take into our own lives from this
group that made America feel good
about itself again. THIS IS A MUST HEAR!
Charlie Adams was an award winning sports
broadcast journalist for 25
years, covering The Masters, NFL, Major League Baseball, the NBA and
college sports. In all his travels he says no place comes close to Lake
Placid as far as inspiration.
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Lake Placid is America's first winter resort. Created by the man who
brought us the Dewey Decimal System, Melvil Dewey originally made Lake
Placid as a place for north easterners to vacate stifling summer heat,
thus leading to the word vacation. As you hear their story, you will
find yourself amazed at their accomplishments, like bringing in the 3rd
ever Winter Games!
For the 1980 Games, Lake Placid's Olympic Organizing Committee
President was Rev. Bernie Fell, preacher at the local United Methodist
Church, who had once been a town policeman shot in the line of duty.
In this sometimes emotional, humorous and rip roaring program, your
heart will be tugged when learning of stories such as:
This experience is far beyond a motivational or inspirational talk. It
will touch your heart. You will laugh during this presentation. You
will choke back tears. You will be reminded of what made our nation
great and how we can get back there again.
Billy Fiske, the first
American to die in WWII. At age
16, he won gold in the 1932 Games in Lake Placid. He lived a life like
he fell from the pages of an F. Scott Fitzgerald novel, marrying a
former Countess, and taking his gift of speed to the Royal Air Force
before America got in WWII, and making the ultimate sacrifice.
always said Lake Placid
was her favorite place in the
world, and where she would spend 40 summers. This woman, with composer
Irving Berlin, gave us God Bless America, and song with a power within
it unlike no other.
At 5 feet and 100
pounds the figure skater was asked
to lead the 1980 US Olympic team out in the Opening Ceremonies. Find
out why his inspiring back story led to this honor.
Games, Lake Placid High
School was made the world's
media center for journalists. As many of them like to hit the sauce,
Lake Placid High remains the only school in America to ever have been
awarded a liquor license!
Games, Lake Placid was
able to get Government funding to
build the Olympic Village, with the promise that it would then turn
into a prison. It did, later becoming home to John Gotti!
Afterhearing this message, our church members pledge twice as many
tithes as the
Ligonier United Methodist Church
Inside this amazing story are so many life lessons and Charlie you
deliver them in a
way that will capture the hearts of all
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program on the backstory of Lake Placid and lessons from the Miracle on
awesome! It was everything we wanted and
more for our 2015 annual conference.
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was at the edge of their seats as he went through his presentation at
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