Life After Sports: Giving Back

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Presented by The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee at Vanderbilt Football Team Meeting Room, Nashville TN

Dec 08 2017
Life After Sports: Giving Back

The Sports Fund Lecture Series Inaugural Event

A trio of former Nashville sports greats will be the guest speakers as part of the inaugural The Sports Fund Lecture Series event.

Former Tennessee Titans stars Chris Sanders and Chris Hope will be joined by Vanderbilt University basketball record-setter Shan Foster for a panel discussion titled “Life After Sports: Giving Back”.

Former Tennessee Titans safety Chris Hope played 11 seasons in the National Football League before retiring after the 2012 season. He spent six of those seasons with the Titans (2007-11), during which he was named to the Pro Bowl in 2008. The Rock Hill, S.C. native was drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers out of Florida State University, where he was a two-time Academic All-American. He earned a Super Bowl championship ring with Steelers to cap the 2005 season.

Former Titans wide receiver Chris Sanders was drafted by the then-Houston Oilers in 1995 and played seven seasons for the Oilers/Titans before his NFL career ended in 2002. Sanders graduated from Ohio State University, where he also was an 11-time track and field All-American. The Denver native works at Montgomery Bell Academy as an assistant football and track coach as well as athletic department liaison and admissions counseling.

A native of Kenner, La., Shan Foster (pronounced Shane) retired from a five-year professional basketball career in 2013. He is the all-time leading scorer in Vanderbilt basketball history, earning consensus Southeastern Conference Player of the Year honors in 2008. Since 2015 Foster has worked at the YWCA of Nashville & Middle Tennessee, where he serves as senior director of external affairs and director of MEND, an innovative primary prevention initiative dedicated to ending violence against women and girls in our community.



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Additional time info:

The schedule will include:
8:00am-8:30am Bagels & Coffee, Meet & Greet
8:30am-9:30am Program
9:30am-10:00am Q & A

Limited parking will be available at McGugin Center – parking garage one block away, corner of Highland Avenue and 25th

* Event durations (if noted) are approximate. Please check with the presenting organization or venue to confirm start times and duration.


Vanderbilt Football Team Meeting Room

2601 Jess Neely Drive, Nashville, TN 37212
(Neighborhood: West End)

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