June 15th, 2016 Eastside Luncheon With Special Guest Charle YoungJune 6, 2016
Portland Business Luncheons Presents You With Charle Young
You are invited to join us for our Eastside PBL luncheon Wednesday June 15th. Our guest speaker will be Charle Young.
College Football Hall of Fame and former All-American football player from USC, Charle Young is looking forward to sharing a message of hope. Young helped the USC Trojans win a national championship. He was sixth overall player taken in the 1973 NFL draft, selected by the Philadelphia Eagles. He earned Rookie of the Year honors and led the NFC in receiving for a year while going on to three Pro Bowls in Philadelphia. He also helped the Los Angles Rams reach a Super Bowl in 1979 and San Francisco 49ers in 1981.
He ended his 13-year NFL career in Seattle, where the veteran leader was brought in to help teach a team how to win. Young was voted team captain and the Seahawks went to the playoffs for the first time in team history! Making a stunning run to the AFC Championship game in 1983 and to the second round the following year after a then-franchise best 12-4 regular season.
He and his wife, Colleen, raised five children in Seattle. Charle II played football at Stanford and his youngest, Chancellor, played at Duke. His daughters, Candace and twins Cerenity and Chanel, ran track at USC.
Since his football days, Young has been an entrepreneur; involved in construction, car dealerships and other business projects. He’s been a minister, operated the Charle Young Environmental Learning Center and had his own radio show.
As a man of humility, he doesn’t define himself as a businessman or ex-football player. “I am nothing more than a purveyor of hope,” he said. “That’s what I am. Everybody needs hope. Without hope, people die. They give up. We don’t want anybody to give up.”
RSVP is required and the cost of lunch is $20.00. You are encouraged to invite and register a guest. Don’t miss this!