On March 27, 2018, the Ed Thomas Family Foundation will expand on it’s 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 8:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
Session 1 will be at 9:00 a.m. Sessions completed by 2:00 p.m.
Des Moines, Iowa - Iowa Events Center
FIVE SPEAKING SESSIONS
Aaron Thomas - 9:00 a.m, Guest Speaker - 10:00 a.m, Guest Speaker 2 - 10:30 a.m
Al Kerns -Lunch A - 11:10 a.m Al Kerns -Lunch B - 12:10 p.m Guest Speaker 3 - 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 limited to the first 450 participants.
3 Guest Speakers to be Announced Soon
Former Teacher and Coach at Aplington-Parkersburg
Al Kerns began teaching and coaching at Parkersburg High School in 1978. He retired from Aplington- Parkersburg in 2014 after 36 years of teaching. During his career at Parkersburg/ Aplington-Parkersburg, he was an assistant coach to Ed Thomas for over 30 years, and the head girls’ track coach for 29 years.
High School Principal Aplington-Parkersburg
Aaron Thomas is the oldest son of the Late Ed Thomas. At a young age Aaron knew he wanted to go into education and coaching because he saw the impact his father was able to have on young people. Every day he witnessed the passion Ed Thomas displayed while working with young people.