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.
Miami Dolphins Karlos Dansby to Speak at the Inaugural U Can Make A Difference Banquet and Fundraiser
Raised funds will go to the support of the non-profit Appointed Time Ministries which provides community outreach through a host of programs.
Two of the programs offered by Appointed Time Ministries includes Bibles and Balls Inner City Outreach, a faith-based sports camp that focuses on the development of discipline, athletic skills, Biblical principals and faith building and Family Tech Day an annual event that promotes the use of technology in low income communities as well as encourages inner city youth to pursue careers in math, science, technology and engineering. Appointed Time Ministries also offers support to parents and student athletes seeking athletic scholarships and an opportunity to try out for college recruiters.
The U Can Make A Difference Banquet and Fundraiser will take place on Saturday, April 28, 2012 at the Sheraton Birmingham Ballroom from 6:00pm – 8:30pm. Individual tickets are $75.00 and tables for (10) are $750.00.
For more information visit www.appointedtimeoutreach.org
About Karlos Dansby
A former participant in the Bibles and Balls Outreach program and son of Bibles and Balls founder, Pastor Samuel Dansby, Karlos Dansby was an All-State linebacker and wide receiver at Woodlawn High School in Birmingham, Alabama. He caught 51 passes for 857 yards and five touchdowns on offense, 81 tackles, six sacks, three interceptions, and two fumble recoveries on defense as a senior. He also played basketball, as a power forward earning all-state honors as a junior.
As an Auburn Tiger Dansby was a Butkus Award semi-finalist regarded as one of the premier defenders in college football.
Karlos was drafted in the second round by the Arizona Cardinals in 2004. Since being drafted, Karlos has become one of the NFL’s most productive linebackers, recording 24.5 sacks and 9 interceptions, taking two back for scores.
On March 5, 2010, Dansby signed with the Miami Dolphins to a five-year, $43 million contract with $22 million guaranteed, which made it the richest contract for an inside linebacker in NFL history.
We are excited to have Karlos Dansby as the speaker for the Inaugural “U Can Make A Difference” Annual Banquet. We ask that you join us as we raise funds to support the mission and inner city outreach campaigns of Appointed Time Ministries.
Appointed Time Ministries