Chuck Winters grew up in the tough Herman Garden projects of Detroit, Michigan. In 1992, he escaped the violence of his neighborhood to attend the University of Michigan. While at the University of Michigan, Chuck played both baseball and football and was extremely active in many philanthropic activities on campus. Chuck received a B.S. in Kinesiology from the University of Michigan in 1996. Also, Chuck earned his MBA in Marketing from American Intercontinental University in 2009.
Upon graduation, Chuck hung up his spikes and embarked on a four year professional journey but felt that something was missing. Following his four year absence from sports, he earned a position in the Arena Football league playing for the Detroit Fury. This was an honor as he was selected out of 400 athletes that attended open try-outs. After three seasons in the Arena league, Chuck was honored with the 2002 Arena Football League Hero Award. This award is presented annually to the AFL player who best exemplifies the “hero” concept by showing a strong commitment to the community and philanthropic activities. Chuck was then selected to play for the Toronto Argonauts in the CFL. In 2009, Chuck retired from the game of football after seven memorable professional seasons and now devotes his time to his family and to inspiring others. Chuck is an “very inspirational” public speaker.
B.S. Kinesiology - University of Michigan
Teacher Certification – University of Michigan
MBA Marketing – American InterContinental University
Awards & Honors:
University of Michigan Football & Baseball Athletic Scholarship Recipient
Big Ten Best Two-Sport Star
2 time Major League Baseball Draftee
AFL Hero Award Winner
3 time CFL Tom Pate Award Nominee
Spokesperson, Toronto Argo’s Huddle-Up Against Bullying Program
Spokersperson, Toronto Argo’s Make the Right Call Program
Mentor, Stop the Violence
CEO, Last Play Training
Founder, Speaking DJ “The Resilience Program”
President, Halton Cowboy
Board Member, MCRC
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR COMING AND SPEAKING AT OUR SCHOOL. YOUR MESSAGES AND EFFORTS TOWARDS ENDING GENDER BASED VIOLENCE ARE TRULY APPRECIATED. THE WORDS YOU SPOKE WERE VERY INSPIRATIONAL AND TOUCH MANY LIVES.
STUDENTS AND STAFF
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