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Brescia to host Chris Singleton for virtual event Monday

February 21, 2021 | 12:08 am

Updated February 21, 2021 | 10:03 am

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Nationally renowned inspirational speaker former pro athlete Chris Singleton will be the featured guest in a virtual event hosted by Brescia University to celebrate Black History Month. Singleton will speak on overcoming adversity.

This event is set for 7 p.m. Monday and will be held virtually through a livestream, and it will not be recorded. To watch the event live, click here

Singleton, a Chicago Cubs minor league farmhand from 2017-18, has traveled the country passionately speaking to over 60,000 students.

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Singleton helped galvanize the city of Charleston and the nation by forgiving the man who murdered his mother in 2015.

He continues to share the message of forgiveness, inspiring his audiences through his personal experiences of adversity and his belief that God can guide someone through any difficult situation.

Singleton has been featured on ESPN’s E:60, Sports Illustrated, CNN, The Today Show and USA Today.

His first book, “Different,” has sold thousands of copies and has been featured by numerous outlets, including The Obama Foundation.

Singleton has also created the Love Your Neighbor clothing brand with a message of spreading love and putting an end to racism.

Dr. Josh Clary, BU Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students, said they are excited for Singleton to speak to the students. 

“His message of overcoming adversity and that the power of love always overcomes hate is greatly needed in our culture,” Clary said. “His experience as a professional baseball player, as well as the tragedies he has experienced, give him a unique perspective and ability to connect with our students, especially our student athletes. Mr. Singleton is a true example of living out the spirit of caritas we hope our students embody.”

February 21, 2021 | 12:08 am

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