TAVARES — Pat Williams, senior vice president of the NBA’s Orlando Magic, will be the keynote speaker at the baccalaureate celebration for Eustis High School’s class of 2013.
The ceremony will be at 4 p.m. Sunday, May 26 at the First Baptist Church of Eustis, 3551 E. Orange Ave., Eustis. Seniors are asked to be present wearing their caps and gowns by 2:45 p.m.
“We are excited and honored to have one of America’s top motivational speakers send off our promising high-school grads,” said Chairman Leslie Campione, commissioner for Lake County District 4.
Williams served for seven years in the U.S. Army, then seven years with the Philadelphia Phillies and three years with the Minnesota Twins. Since 1968, he has been general manager for teams in Chicago, Atlanta, Philadelphia – including the 1983 World Champion 76ers – and now the Orlando Magic, which he cofounded in 1987.
Williams and his wife, Ruth, are the parents of 19 children, including 14 adopted from four nations, ranging in age from 23 to 36. He and his family have been featured in Sports Illustrated, Reader’s Digest Magazine, Good Housekeeping, Family Circle, The Wall Street Journal, Focus on the Family, New Man Magazine, and all the major television networks, “The Maury Povich Show” and Dr. Robert Schuller’s “Hour of Power.”
The event is open to the public and will be presented by the Eustis High School Fellowship of Christian Athletes, a student organization. For more information, call Doug Edwards at 352-516-6675.