On Tuesday, March 31, the Ed Thomas Family Foundation will expand on its goal of keeping the legacy of Coach Ed Thomas alive. Coach Thomas was a leader whose main objective was teaching young people to “Do What’s Right”. He was a great role model who lived his life true to the values that he taught to all. The Ed Thomas Family Foundation will provide an opportunity for high school students to strengthen their positive leadership skills and character by sponsoring the Ed Thomas Legacy Leadership Academy.
Registration will be 8:15 a.m. to 8:45 a.m.
Session 1 will begin at 8:50 a.m. Sessions completed by 2:00 p.m.
Iowa Events Center – Des Moines, IA
FIVE SPEAKING SESSIONS
Dr. Amber Warners - 9:10 a.m.
Dr. Amber Warners- 10 a.m.
Break-out Session - 10:30 a.m.
Al Kerns -Lunch A - 11:10 a.m
Al Kerns -Lunch B - 12:10 p.m
Aaron Thomas - 1:10 pm
$10 per participant & supervisors: each participant (including supervisors) will receive a T-shirt, lanyard + name tag, notebook, and pen. A sack lunch with a sub, fruit, and chips will be provided for each student. Water will be available free of charge.
*Checks can be mailed to: Ed Thomas Family Foundation, P.O. Box 536, Parkersburg, IA 50665. Currently, we do not have the capabilities to process credit card payments. Thank you for your understanding.
Each school is limited to no more than 12 student participants and 2 supervisors per school. Registration will be on a first-come-first-serve basis as we fill up very quickly.
DR. AMBER WARNERS
Dr. Amber Warners has completed her 18th year as head coach of the Calvin volleyball program. She also served as interim head volleyball coach at Hope College in 1994. Warners has compiled an impressive overall record of 568-90 for a winning percentage of .863 that ranks first amongst all active Division III head coaches in terms of winning percentage. As Calvin’s head coach, she has compiled a record of 547-79 for a winning percentage of .874. Under Warners the Knights have won three national championships, doing so in 2010, 2013 and 2016. Warners is a four-time AVCA Division III National Coach of the Year (2010, 2012, 2013 and 2014).