Lessons From My Father
Jarrett Payton, son of the late NFL Hall of Famer Walter Payton, is a radio host, businessman, philanthropist, motivational speaker, former NFL and CFL running back, and devoted husband and father. In his keynote address, Jarrett shares the inspiring story of what it was like growing up with the most famous football player in the world as his dad. You’ll learn about the difficulties he faced living up to the Payton name and what it meant to carry on his father’s legacy. Jarrett describes the challenges he faced on the football field and off – as he speaks about the death of his father and how it impacted him. Jarrett shares why he chooses to honor his father’s legacy of making a difference in the community and tells the story of how he became an entrepreneur. He addresses the importance of finding your passion in all that you do whether it be family or work-related. Most notably, Jarrett emphasizes the importance of investing in our youth and why we should serve as role models who stress the value of sports, education, and character.
Participants will also be able to:
• Never undervalue the passion and drive of the human spirit.
• Recognize the potential for greatness that lies within each of us.
• Appreciate the importance of finding one’s own personal or professional passion.
• Identify and relate how parks and recreation makes a difference in the communities they serve through youth activities and sports programs.