New Speaker Announced for Brownwood Drug Training Event
The Central Texas Training Coalition announced that Kevin Brooks will be the keynote speaker at a drug training event scheduled for August 31st in Brownwood. Brownwood Chief of Police Mike Corley, a key member of the coalition, said that Brooks will speak on the dangers of drug abuse, most notably alcohol.
“Kevin lost a good friend and is paralyzed as a result of drinking and driving. His story is both sad and uplifting,” Corley said.
Brooks' presentation is set for 9am, August 31st at the Brownwood Coliseum as part of a day-long training program. Brooks is scheduled to speak for about an hour.
“We truly believe that Kevin has a story our young people, and parents, need to hear. We still plan to have as many school kids hear Kevin as we can handle,” encouraged Corley. “We will not charge admission to hear Kevin’s story – it is free to the public. We encourage everyone to come hear Kevin’s story.”
Chris Herron was originally scheduled to speak at the event; however scheduling difficulties will prevent him from being able to accommodate the Brownwood event schedule, Corley said.
Brooks' presentation will be the start of a training seminar that will cover topics such as local drugs, networking and resources, and drug trends to name a few. Organizers said that is a good training for those who work with kids, schools, or hospitals.
Cost for the entire seminar is $60 for the entire day or the early bird special for $50 if registered by August 15th. Those attending only the one hour speech by Kevin Brooks will not be charged admission.
For registration information, contact Von Bates at 325-646-5939 or Donna Thompson at 325-641-8823. The seminar will count at 8 CEU's for most disciplines.
About keynote speaker Kevin Brooks:
Kevin has an honest and a straightforward presentation that impacts the audience. His unique style of motivation will inspire people to appreciate life in a profound new way, and in turn, make better, smarter, moment to moment decisions.
Kevin shares his story of the night that changed his life forever. Kevin left a party after consuming a large amount of alcohol and drove at excessive speeds. He had a horrific crash, that changed the lives of two young men. His childhood friend Brendan did not survive the crash, and Kevin is in a wheelchair after being paralyzed. He is living proof that one poor choice can change one’s life forever, or even end it.
Kevin tells his life changing story to audiences of all ages and sizes across North America. He speaks on impaired driving, suicide prevention, and overcoming obstacles. He has reached over half a million people with his story. He speaking is known to leave long-lasting impressions with powerful take-aways that will leave you wiggling your toes!