Councilman Jay Roberson served as the Master of Ceremony for the “U Can Make A Difference Banquet” as 200 guest attended to support the non-profit organization Appointed Time which was founded by Pastor Sam Dansby.
An emotional Karlos Dansby took the stage as the keynote speaker and delivered a message that was straight from his heart. He thanked his wife, family and father for all of the contributions they made throughout his life. He described his journey from middle school to the NFL and described what he called epic moments that changed his life.
One of his first epic moments was sharing with his father his desire to quit football to focus on basketball and work a job. He told the audience his father asked him why he wanted to quit basketball and his response was he wanted to work and help the family. His father told him he would provide everything he needed and told him one day he would want for nothing. Through his fathers encouraging words he stuck with both sports and went on to win a state basketball championship with the Woodlawn High School Colonels. Other epic moments include marrying his wife, playing SEC football at Auburn University and getting drafted to the NFL.
Karlos shared with the audience that although he is blessed to be in his ninth season he feels like he is just beginning as he enters into the world of business. Inspired by Magic Johnson, Karlos has a business venture with Butler’s Executive Grooming that has partnered with SAKS Fifth Avenue as well as a multi-million dollar new venture dealing with bio fuel. Both ventures look to be promising and could set Karlos Dansby up to be a billionaire before he retires.
One of the highlights of the evening was the presentation of the U Can Make A Difference – Difference Makers Award presented to the Wenonah High School Basketball Team. The Dragons have won the 5A state high school championship for the past two years. Pastor Dansby and Karlos presented the trophy to the team.
Appointed Time Outreach offers several programs under its umbrella which includes the Bibles and Balls Faith Based sports camps, Family Tech Day, the On Course Golf Tournament, healthy food and let’s move campaigns plus several programs that give student athletes a foundation for college level sports and education opportunities.
For more information on Appointed Time Outreach and all of its community programs visit www.appointedtimeoutreach.org.