Inspirational speaker aims at students, parents, businesses
Former All-American and National Football League quarterback Tom Flick will be in Craig Wednesday to spread a message of goal setting and choices.
Flick’s visit is primarily sponsored by Tri-State Generation and Transmission who have invited him to speak as part of its Wellness Day.
Flick will make three presentations Wednesday to employees of Tri-State.
Craig Middle School counselor Kathy Bockelman decided to take advantage of Flick’s presence and has asked Flick to make a presentation to students and parents while in Craig.
Flick will speak to seventh- and eighth-grade students on the morning of their first day of school.
“I’m real excited,” Bockelman said. “It’s kind of a new way to kick off the new year.”
Flick will speak to students about setting goals and how the use of drugs and alcohol can get in the way of achieving those goals.
“I think he has a real important message to give about setting goals and about not letting alcohol and drugs get in the way of those goals,” Bockelman said.
Students will receive a goal-setting workbook as part of the presentation and the lesson will be integrated into the school system.
Flick will make a presentation to parents at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Moffat County High School auditorium. His message to parents will be about challenging children to set goals, teaching them to abstain from poor choices and about communication.
Flick led the University of Washington Huskies to the 1981 Rose Bowl and was voted the Pac-10 “Player of the Year” and was elected Most Inspirational and Team Captain by his teammates. He played seven seasons in the NFL for the Washington Redskins before retiring in 1988. Since then, Flick has been speaking full-time.
Tri-State will pay for Flick’s expenses and its portion of the seminars. Grand Futures donated $1,150 for the presentation and Victory Motors’ Partners for the Future program and the Craig Middle School “Friends First” group both contributed $250.
Bockelman urges parents to attend the Wednesday night presentation.
“It’s really important that parents realize how important of a role they play in their child’s life,” she said.
This year, a handful of Moffat County High School graduates are setting out to carry on the family tradition. From business to education, these students plan to follow in the footsteps their parents and in some cases, grandparents and great-grandparents.