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April 25, 2023 39 mins
Born into a military family, Reggie Rivers learned how to adapt to new situations early. Not only did he move from state to state, he also spent time in foreign countries where he found one common language: sports. During his high school years, he stayed in San Antonio and attended Randolph High School on the Randolph Air Force Base. He played several sports and football eventually rose to the top. While on scholarship to Southwest Texas State University (now Texas State University), he had a stellar senior season at running back and was noticed by an NFL scout. He didn’t get drafted, but was offered free agent contracts by the Denver Broncos and Philadelphia Eagles. He also had a “real” job in place after graduation. He decided to have some “fun” and go to the Broncos NFL training camp after being assured the real job would be there when he got cut. He made the team. He’d make the team six more times until he was cut before the regular season in 1997.

After he was cut, Reggie continued to write (something he’d done since high school), worked in radio and also in TV. From there, he moved into a successful keynote speaking career and wrote several books. Then, a little over a decade ago, he found what he calls his true purpose: helping non-profits raise money with a company he formed called The Gala Team. From just a few events the first year, Reggie’s team now works with hundreds of non-profit organizations each year and they are starting to expand beyond Colorado. Continuous reinvention at its best!

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