Thursday, February 29, 2024

Deion Sanders to headline Steward Speakers Series in Indianapolis

Pro Football Hall of Famer and Colorado University Buffaloes football coach Deion Sanders is the featured speaker at the 2024 Steward Speakers Annual Gala and Award Ceremony, occurring April 11, 2024, at Lucas Oil Stadium in Downtown Indianapolis.

The Steward Speakers Series’ mission is to “inform, inspire, and invoke action by fostering meaningful dialogue and cultural exchanges, by providing exceptional lectures and events designed to engage youth, families, adult learners and others who rarely have access to nationally and internationally-renowned African American leaders.”

This is the eighth consecutive year that IUPUI is acting as the title sponsor of the Steward Speakers Series.

IUPUI Communications and Community Engagement Strategist Vernon Williams recently shared his excitement about “Coach Prime” Deion Sanders joining the Steward Speaker Series.

“Coach Sanders’ impact on HBCUs and all of college football is immeasurable,” Williams said. “Sanders’ presence in college football has single-handedly brought the history, pride, and challenges historically black colleges and universities face to the forefront, bringing national attention to the pressing issues that impact equitable access to education and resources.”

Sanders, known for his flashy personality, outspokenness and successful NFL career, is the former head coach of the Historically Black College Jackson State University football program and current head coach of the Colorado Buffaloes.

Steward Speakers President and Founder Matthew Steward said the organization is excited to bring Sanders to Circle City.

“We are excited to be the vehicle that brings Coach Prime to Indianapolis, supporting our mission to bring attention to issues that impact our community,” Steward said.

The event is part of Steward Speakers’ 2023-2024 speaker season, which is appropriately themed “Sports & Education and the Impact on the African American community.”

Deion Sanders joins the 2024 Steward Speakers Annual Gala and Award Ceremony takes place April 11, 2024, 7 p.m., at Lucas Oil Stadium. For more information, click here or call 317-297-2905.


Contact multi-media staff writer Noral Parham III at 317-762-7846. Follow him on Twitter @3Noral. For more news from the Indianapolis Recorder, click here. You can also check out the Indiana Minority Business Magazine by clicking here.

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