Author, athlete and activist to speak at SUNY Canton as part of National Crime Victims' Rights Week
Thursday, April 3, 2014 - 2:31 pm



CANTON -- Author Joe Ehrmann will speak at three events as part of National Crime Victims’ Rights Week about how sports can bring communities together on April 6-7.

Event takes place at SUNY Canton’s Roos House, 34 Cornell Dr. from 5 to 7:30 p.m. on April 6 and from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on April 7.

Ehrmann has been an athlete, educator, author, activist, pastor and coach for more than 25 years.

He was an All-American football player at Syracuse University and was selected to the Syracuse All-Century Football Team. He went on to play professional football for 13 years and was named the Colts “Man of the Year” and was the NFL’s first Ed Block Courage Award winner.

“Coaching for Change: A Game Plan for Life” will be held on Sunday and tackles how sports can bring together the various facets of community through strategic and intentional focus, understanding that physical, academic, social, emotional, moral and civic competency can be accomplished through sports.

This event has free admission for all coaches and athletic directors only.


The program “Community for Change: Rebuilding a Winning Culture” will be held on Monday and covers information about informing, inspiring and initiating societal change that will empower men and women to be their very best, personally, professionally and relationally.

Admission is free and this program is open to the public.

He will have copies of his book “InSideOut Coaching: How Sports Can Transform Lives” for sale and will sign copies at both events.

He is also scheduled to speak with Massena High School students on April 7 about bullying. This is a closed event for Massena students only.

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