Travis Roy, a former Boston University hockey player who was paralyzed in his first collegiate game, will speak on the Suffolk campus on Thursday, Jan. 29 at 6 p.m. in the C. Walsh Theatre. The event is open to the entire Suffolk community and sponsored by the Student Athlete Advisory Committee, the Great Northeast Athletic Conference and the Office of Disability Services.
Roy is a popular motivational speaker and has also worked as a color commentator for college hockey games on ESPN and WMTW-TV8 in Maine." In 1997, Roy wrote his autobiography with Sports Illustrated's E.M. Swift titled Eleven Seconds which chronicles his accident, rehabilitation, and perseverance through personal tragedy. Eleven Seconds was recently updated with an 'Afterword' chapter and is currently in its sixth printing. He is actively involved in the Travis Roy Foundation.
Refreshments will be served prior to the engagement in the lobby of the Donahue Building at 5 p.m.