Sports

Former NFL QB Joe Theismann to Speak at Boy Scouts Breakfast in May in Basking Ridge

40eab9bc8119df1826ed_2018_Stars_and_Stripes_Invite.jpg
629dbae1f70869f68960_2018_Stars_and_Stripes_Invite2.jpg
40eab9bc8119df1826ed_2018_Stars_and_Stripes_Invite.jpg

BERNARDS TWP., NJ –The Patriots’ Path Council of the Boy Scouts of America has chosen former NFL quarterback Joe Theismann as the keynote speaker at its second Stars and Stripes Breakfast Wednesday, May 2, at The Ridge – Verizon’s Learning and Development Center in Basking Ridge.

The former Washington Redskins quarterback joined ESPN in April 1988, reuniting with play-by-play voice, Mike Patrick. Theismann joined ESPN after spending two seasons as an NFL analyst for CBS Sports. The public is invited to register in advance for this event to hear Theismann speak and to learn more about the Boy Scouts of America.

A 12-year NFL veteran, Theismann played in 163 consecutive games from 1974-1985 and holds Redskins’ records for passing yardage (25,206), completions (2.044) and attempts (3,602). A two-time Pro Bowl selection, Theismann led Washington to a 27-17 victory over the Miami Dolphins in Super Bowl XVII.

Sign Up for E-News

Theismann was selected the NFL’s “Man of the Year” in 1982 for his community service and dedication to the health and welfare of children. He won the league’s 1983 “Most Valuable Player” Award for leading the Redskins to an NFL-recorded 541 points and a second consecutive Super Bowl appearance. His career ended abruptly in 1985 after sustaining a broken leg during a game against the New York Giants.

Theismann graduated in 1971 from the Notre Dame, where he received All-America honors and led the Fighting Irish to consecutive Cotton Bowls. He was runner-up to Jim Plunkett in the Heisman Trophy balloting. In 2003, Theismann was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame. Theismann began his career in 1971 with the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League, after being drafted by the Miami Dolphins and Major League Baseball’s Minnesota Twins.

Theismann, a much sought after motivational speaker, also oversees a popular Washington, D.C. restaurant that bears his name. He is also the author of The Complete Idiots Guide to Understanding Football Like a Pro. He was named the recipient of the 2013 Walter Camp Football Foundation “Distinguished American” Award.

Although there is no charge to attend the event, attendees at the Stars and Stripes Breakfast will have an opportunity to help America’s future leaders. All attendees will be asked to make a voluntary donation to support the council’s youth programs, which include Cub Scouting, Boy Scouting, two co-ed programs: Venturing and Exploring, and help aid at-risk low-income youth reap the benefits of the Scouting program. Patriots’ Path Council currently serves over 16,500 youth who participate in more than 400 Scouting units located in communities throughout norther and central New Jersey.

To register for the Stars and Stripes Breakfast, or for information on Scouting, contact George Hemenetz, Development Director, at 973-765-9322 ext. 235 george.hemenetz@scouting.org or Joseph Gonnella, ext. 242 joseph.gonnella@scouting.org. Online registration is available at https://ppcbsa.org/give/special-events/  

TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Be Interested In

Sign Up for E-News

Basking Ridge

Bedminster Woman Dies From Injuries After Being Struck by Car at Bridgewater Mall Parking Lot

July 12, 2018

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - A Bedminster woman has died from her injuries after being struck by a car in the parking lot of the Bridgewater Commons Mall on Monday.

Marion Kelley, 62, was struck by a vehicle while walking in Lot 4 near the Macy's merchandise pick up area at around 3:20 p.m. Monday.

The 2017 Mazda was driven by Chinmayi Parikh, 33, of Piscataway.

The crash is still being ...

Upcoming Events

Sat, July 21, 9:00 AM

The Wayrick Gallery, Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary, Bernardsville

NJ Audubon: NJ Audubon Photography Instructors’ ...

Arts & Entertainment Green

Sun, July 22, 9:00 AM

The Wayrick Gallery, Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary, Bernardsville

NJ Audubon: NJ Audubon Photography Instructors’ ...

Arts & Entertainment Green

Basking Ridge Resident Cycles Toward $52 Million Goal in the 2018 Pan-Mass Challenge

July 19, 2018

Local man will ride to fundraise for live-saving cancer research and patient care at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

NEEDHAM, MA – On Aug. 4 and 5, Jim Morris of Basking Ridge will cycle up to 192 miles in the Pan-Mass Challenge (PMC) with the goal of topping last year’s record-breaking gift and raising $52 million for critical cancer research and patient care at ...

Avoiding 10% Tax Penalty

Do you want access to money from your retirement accounts but aren't sure of the real costs involved?

Most retirement accounts have a set age requirement you must reach before making penalty-free income distributions, which is usually 59.5 but can sometimes be as early as age 50. If you decide to access your accounts earlier, you could face penalties ranging from 10%-25%, which is not ...