Las Vegas (Sept. 23, 2015) – Another memorable Titans of the Trade Breakfast of Champions is in the books as the sixth installment of the Floyd Mayweather fight-day tradition which took place on Saturday, Sept. 12 at MGM Grand in Las Vegas presented by Mayweather Promotions, resulted in a morning of excellent speeches, networking and recognition of some of the most influential and formidable women in the sports industry.
TITANS OF THE TRADE BREAKFAST OF CHAMPIONS BIGGER AND BETTER THAN EVER
Honorees included the first female coach in the NFL Dr. Jen Welter, Mayweather’s mother Deborah Sinclair and the first female boxing judge Patricia Jarman.
The breakfast was emceed by star of HBO’s Ballers Jazmyn Simon who opened with an inspirational story of a struggling actress who after over 200 different auditions finally landed her big break.
“It’s not how you start, it’s how you finish,” said Simon.
The event culminated with an inspiring speech by Dr. Welter as she accepted the “Titans of the Trade” award. She spoke about the power of achieving one’s goals, not being afraid to pave your own way and the close bond that sports creates amongst people from all walks of life.
“It doesn’t matter how you get in the door, what matters is what you do when you get there,” said Welter. “It’s a full time hustle to be a woman in sports…but God kept me humble and I just try to do everything I can to be the best I can be.”
Overall, the event was a great success and while Mayweather fight days may be a thing of the past with his recent announcement of retirement, the Titans of the Trade Breakfasts will continue.
“What started as a relatively small gathering of women from all facets of the boxing industry has become a fun outside the box event that continues to get better and better,” said Nicole Craig, Vice President of Marketing and Operations for Mayweather Promotions. “This year we added live entertainment, some extra star power and inspiration with the speeches and attendees. It is great to see that this event continues to just get better and better.”
In conjunction with this great event, those who have a strong desire to work and contribute their efforts within the Sports and Entertainment Industry that the Floyd Mayweather Jr. Foundation offers a scholarship for women on a bi-annual basis. This program is designed to offer assistance to women with the potential to make a positive impact, further their education, and benefit the profession as a whole. To apply for The Floyd Mayweather Jr. Foundation: Advancement of Women in Sports & Entertainment Scholarship visit http://tfmjf.org/scholarships/. The deadline to apply for the sprint semester is November 15.
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The Titans of the Trade: Breakfast of Champions WAS sponsored by: MGM Grand, Showtime Networks Inc., Guy Jam Capital, Saks Fifth Avenue, Swanson Communications, FNOM, Subzero Recovery, Artiques, Miru Vodka, Tea Drift, Healing Hearts and A Wildflower.