Travis Roy To Speak On Campus

Athletics presents former hockey player, motivational speaker

6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 29, 2009
C. Walsh Theatre
55 Temple St., Boston

Travis Roy, a former Boston University hockey player who was paralyzed in his first collegiate game, will speak on the Suffolk campus in an event 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 who has 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. The book, Eleven Seconds, chronicles his accident, rehabilitation, and perseverance through personal tragedy. Eleven Seconds recently was updated with an "Afterword" chapter and is in its sixth printing.

He is actively involved in the Travis Roy Foundation.

Refreshments will be served at 5 p.m. in the Donahue Building lobby.

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