Power Forward, Golden State Warriors
Born and raised in Saginaw, Draymond Green long had dreams of playing for Michigan State. His experience there changed him—taught him the vaBorn and raised in Saginaw, Draymond Green long had dreams of playing for Michigan State. His experience there changed him—taught him the value of communication, hard work, and tough love.lue of communication, hard…
Born and raised in Saginaw, Draymond Green long had dreams of playing for Michigan State. His experience there changed him—taught him the value of communication, hard work, and tough love. His coach at the time, Tom Izzo, once lamented people’s lack of patience — not just in college basketball, but in every pursuit – looking for immediate success and instant results. Green, he stresses, did not. He developed slowly, laboring intently over his four years and absorbing every experience offered to him. He’s carried these hard-won lessons with him to this very day, making a point of sharing them with young people in the Bay Area, back in Michigan, and around the country.
Green’s everyman nature has much to do with his appeal. He’s had to work to stay in shape. His was not an overnight success. He plays the game with a sincerity of emotion. Through it all, he’s established himself as a passionate, tough forward key to the Golden State Warriors’ success over the past decade.
Off the court, Green has dedicated himself to philanthropic efforts, making multi-million dollar investments in young athletes in his hometown and in California. But he’s gone beyond athletics in more recent years, pushing lawmakers and community leaders to address systemic issues of race and inequality. He teamed up with Lebron James on the “More Than a Vote” initiative; he’s publicly advocated for better healthcare policies for African Americans; he’s even stepped in to mentor others on the value of managing money and practicing fiscal responsibility.
A force on and off the court, Draymond Green uplifts audiences, pushing them to envision their own success and inspiring them to help pull others up along the way.
Draymond Green an American professional basketball player for the NBA’s Golden State Warriors. Green, who plays primarily at the power forward position, is a three-time NBA champion and a three-time NBA All-Star. In 2017, he won the NBA Defensive Player of the Year.
Green grew up in Saginaw, Michigan, and he played college basketball for Michigan State, where he helped the Spartans earn two Final Four appearances and a Big Ten Tournament championship in 2012. Throughout his four-year college career, Green earned conference and national honors, including Big Ten Conference Sixth Man of the Year as a sophomore and consensus All-American and NABC National Player of the Year honors as a senior. He was drafted 35th overall in the 2012 NBA draft by the Golden State Warriors and later played a key role on the Warriors’ 2015, 2017, and 2018 championship teams.
Green, who often plays significant minutes for the Warriors as an undersized center in their “Death Lineup”, has been cited as one of the leaders in an emerging trend in the NBA of versatile frontcourt players capable of playing and defending multiple positions, making plays for teammates, and spacing the floor.
Ernie was perfect for our Elders Conference at Little River Casino Resort in Manistee, Michigan. We will definitely be using PDA again!
LITTLE RIVER BAND OF OTTAWA INDIANS
Our speaker was great and the crowd enjoyed her! She was very engaging. Thank you again PDA for the great list of suggestions!
Everything went great! and our speaker was wonderful! Thank you so much for all your help PDA! Looking forward to the next one.
UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI – KANSAS CITY
I hope that this message finds you well. We had a phenomenal time with Atsuko this past Thursday. We wanted to just let you know how amazing she was. All those that were in attendance thoroughly enjoyed her and had nothing but amazing things to say about her. Thank you for working with us to make sure this happened!
BAYLOR UNIVERSITY CAMPUS
We had a fantastic day with Inge! She was very engaging with all those that attended. Her personal stories about the holocaust were very special and we were moved that she was willing to share them with everyone. Thank you again, PDA for all your hard work and dedication to make this program such a success!
SALT LAKE COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Dear PDA Group, Thank you so much for your hard work in scheduling our speaker! From the moment we reached out to you the first time, you worked with us on all details and logistics and kept us up-to-date on the progress. Thank you for all your hard work on making our event such a success! We couldn't have done it without you and your team!
Thank you again, Dr. Kimbrough, for a great presentation, our attendees are still talking about it!
Dr. Henry Lee's presentation was entertaining, insightful and wise. I, and everyone at Pfizer, especially appreciate the remarks you directed about following your passion and preparing yourself to excel. Thank you, everyone, at PDA for helping to make this happen!
The event was successful! I received many messages expressing how awesome, outstanding and inspiring Ms. Webb-Christburg's speech was."
DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. MEMORIAL BREAKFAST, BOSTON, MLK SPEAKER
Everything went well. Atsuko was very easy to work with and the students enjoyed her performance! Thank you again for your recommendation and I hope to work with you again in the future!
CENTRAL MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY
Dr. Novello left this morning after a very successful event on our campus! Thank you PDA Group for your help from the first phone to the last you were with us every step of the way.
GRAND VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY
Jordan Carlos was very very entertaining! A majority of students who answered the event survey indicated they really enjoyed Jordan and definitely will bring him back!
WESTERN CAROLINA UNIVERSITY
On behalf of myself and my organization Entertainment Unlimited the Campus Programming Board of Ferris State University, we thank you PDA and Dan for a successful event!! Dan was magnificent! Students really enjoyed the presentation. I know I did. Can't wait to bring in more programs with PDA Group.
FERRIS STATE UNIVERSITY
It was a great pleasure to work with PDA Group! The communication was always prompt, friendly and helpful. We loved the speakers and events we booked through Mr. Peter Walker (PDA Group).
WESTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY
Thank you, Peter, for all your help, you'll be happy to know that the event went incredibly well! Aneesa Ferreira was by far one of the best speakers we've ever had!
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