Posts Tagged ‘From Glory Days’

Let’s Rally ‘Round Antoine Walker

Tuesday, December 1st, 2009

The media has been reporting several personal difficulties for former professional basketball player Antoine Walker. Reportedly he owes $900,000.00 to a casino and the Chicago Sun-Times has been reporting his ownership of “slum houses” in Chicago. So run down are these houses that one has a basement filled with feces from a broken sewage pipe. I personally have a number of colleagues around Chicago who know Mr. Walker (He grew up in Chicago.). Many of them characterize him as having a huge “entitlement” attitude. Now before you jump to the conclusion that this piece will be yet another blast on Mr. Walker, stop, I say we need to rally around an athlete in this condition. In fact, one of our ISPA professionals, Kurt David, specializes in helping athletes in the twilight of their careers. Helping athletes cope with life’s pressures is exactly what ISPA is about. Credentialed professionals assisting athletes in and out of the arenas and fields of play. Antoine Walker’s plight is another call for us to band together and rally for these athletes, not condemn them or even shake our heads and walk away.

We build sports careers at ISPA. Look into joining our legion of qualified professionals.

Dr. John E. Mayer, President, ISPA

ISPA Members in the Media

Wednesday, May 20th, 2009

More ISPA Members featured in the Media

Kurt David an ISPA member has become the host of a new cable television show called, ‘From Glory Days’ ┬ábased on the theme of his excellent book of the same name. To see how you can tune into his show go to Kurt’s web site, and check out the TV show and his book signings. His book is an excellent resource on athletes and what happens after their playing days. Extremely useful for all those working in the field of sports.

Dr. John Mayer was featured in two episodes of the cable television series, Escaped! on the Discovery Investigative Channel. Episode # 3 in the series, titled Torture in Suburbia aired on April 28, 2009 and Episode #6, titled Lost at Sea aired May 18, 2009. Check your local listings for replays of these shows.