'Pittsburgh Steeler Max Starks is a Giant in Football, a Legend in Education Circles, and a Champion in the Celebrity Charity World,' Says Henry Lawrence, Future NFL Hall of Famer

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"The former Florida Gator signing of a 6.9 million dollar one-year tender with the Steelers this year forced NFL teams to re-think the importance of Offensive Tackles are to mega quaterbacks like Ben Roethlisberger, Rex Grossman, Matt Ryan, Joey Harrison, Jay Cutler, Jon Kitna, Jake Delhomme, Matt Shuab,, Beck and Henne. For the first time in recent history, eight Offensive Tackles and one Guard was taken in the first round in the 2008 NFL Draft. Jake Long was the first pick of the draft and first Offensive Tackle taken in the draft. This was no surprise to Max, he trained with Jake Long in Arizona at Athletes Performance. And Max had this to say, 'Jason work ethic is exactly what it takes to be a great OT'." ( Taken from the (Sportsmavericks Show with Ida Muorie - "Offensive Tackle Is King of 2008 NFL Draft" -4/29/08 on http://www.voceamerica.com)

It is no secret that Max Starks has been a Giant in football at his 6'8 stature, and a Giver in his heart. Max's ability to motivate young player's on his team, and men and women in the United States and around the world , speaks volumes of his character and integrity as a person and a team player.

In June, 2008, Max Starks will return to his hometown, where his success was nurture and developed, Orlando. This is no ordinary trip, this is a trip that Max's makes annually to give back to those less fortunate, and to celebrate the leaders of tomorrow.

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June 20-22, 2008: Ginn Reunion Resort (near Disney): Celebrity Charity Golf and Tennis Weekend

The Waddell, Williams & Associates Foundation, in association with several Corporate Sponsors, and other Professional Athletes from both the NBA and the NFL will honor Max Starks' Charitable Fund of the Pittsburgh Foundation and Ira Newble, Newble Foundation for their Philanthropy work in promoting literacy and academic excellence around the globe. To be a sponsor of this mega weekend or to play in the Golf Tournament contact Eleanor Starks, Executive Director(hundredbwfs@aol.com or 407-595-9277).

June 27-29: Lake Highland High School, Orlando, Florida - Max Starks NFL Youth Football Camp

Calling all Lake Highlanders, it is Football Time in June. Max Starks one your famous graduates will convene his NFL Football Camp and play host to over 500 students, 20 professional athletes and coaches from the Steelers, Bengals, Texans, Browns,etc. In its second year, Max has looked to his Alma Mater for help in bringing the best brand of learning, discipline, education and conditioning for student athletes, that rival a Nike Camp. Max's NFL Youth Camp is in such great demand, kids come from as far as Detroit, Pittsburgh, California, Ohio and Michigan to attend. In the three days, the participants will learned team work, team spirit, and what it takes to be great in academics, athletics and life. To donate or be a sponsor of the Max Starks NFL Football Camp contact Eleanor Starks, Executive Director (407-595-9277).

"In Max's short four years in the NFL, Max's has had only one thing to allude him, that is the Pro-Bowl. Max has been nominated twice. Max's tells me, that he has always believed that he is a Pro-Bowler, and in 2008 he is on track to prove it to all his fans and supporters. Just back from the desert where he trained with 2008 NFL Draftees, he is envigorated and ready to showcase his talents again.

"Max Starks we saluted you when you won the SEC Championship twice. We saluted you when you were selected by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the 2004 NFL Draft and named 2004 Sports Mavericks All Star. We saluted you when the World Class Steelers won the 2006 Superbowl. We saluted you when you join the NFL USO 2006 Tour to motivate our troops. We will continue to support you in your quest to be a Pro-Bowler in 2008, and in all your philanthrophy work in education and in sports." (Dr. Helen Davis, board member of Sportsmavericks).

In his response to this lovely note Max's writes: "My family always taught me to seek excellence and have fun in everything that I do. I tell the kids, 'Be the best that you can, and have a positive impact.'" Max Starks, Pittsburgh Steeler, 2008

Sportsmavericks Show With Ida Muorie have asked Max to come back to the show, to talk about his first sixty days back on the field. Stay tune for more exciting show with guest like Max Starks.

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