Colts defensive captain Gary Brackett to speak at Ball State on overcoming adversity

Topics: Speakers, Student Affairs

February 13, 2009

Indianapolis Colts defensive captain and member of its 2006 Super Bowl championship team Gary Brackett will visit Ball State University on Feb. 23 to share his story of overcoming adversity, both on the gridiron and in his personal life.
On the field, Brackett has certainly had to battle his share of misfortunes, including a leg injury last season that caused him to miss part of the regular season and the playoffs. Losing his mother, father and brother within a 16-month period however, has taught him how to deal with hardships off the field as well.

Gary Brackett's Impact Foundation, which provides opportunities and resources to children affected by cancer, and a football camp that he conducts each summer for kids in his hometown of Glassboro, N.J., are opportunities for Brackett to help others conquer adversity.

The event, co-sponsored by Student Life and the Multicultural Center, begins at 7 p.m. in Pruis Hall and is free and open to the public.

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