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sunday,october 28

Jim “The Rookie” Morris

6:00pm – 6:45pm

Opening Keynote: DREAM MAKERS
“Never give up on your dreams.”


Jim shares his memoirs, documented in the movie, “The Rookie” and about those dream makers who helped to shape his life. He incorporates each client’s request and event theme while sharing the life lessons passed down to him by his grandfather and the lessons he learned from a small-town baseball team who helped him pursue his long-time dream of becoming a major league baseball player. Through Jim’s self-deprecating humor and his ability to take the audience on an emotional ride, everyone is inspired as he shares his journey of failures and successes while chasing his dreams and overcoming life’s obstacles.


Jim “The Rookie” Morris

Jim’s Cinderella story serves as testimony to the power of dreams and their ability to inspire and transform human life. His meteoric rise from 35-year old high school teacher to flam􀀁throwlng major league pitcher In three months made cinematic history with the releaae of The Rookie, starring Dennis Quaid. Jim’s ri se from obscurity became the feel-good story of 1999. After pitching for the Tampa Bay Devil Rays In 1999 and 2000. Jim Morris signed with the Los Angeles Dodgers and retired from baseball In 2001.

Jim lives with his family near San Antonio and travels the world as America’s foremost lnsplratlonal and motivational speaker. His story has become an Inspiration to anyone Interested in overcoming life’s obstacles and living their dreams. Jim has participated in such prestigious events as The MTlllon Dollar Round Table, numerous speaker showcases. and Is the author of ‘The Rookie.*

Jim’s story has provided a platform to give back, Inspire and encourage people of all backgrounds and ages to pursue their dreams and neYer give upl His philanthroplc efforts Include partnerships with the following organizations:

  • Arms of Hope
  • BCFS, cCommunity Services Division, Health & Human Services
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of America
  • Boy Scouts of America
  • Play It Forward
  • Texas Youth Commission