Join us for this premiere event of the year, featuring an exclusive keynote with Vince Papale, former Philadelphia Eagle and the inspiration for the movie "Invincible" starring Mark Wahlberg. Vince will tell his incredible story and explain how his lessons learned can benefit you as an entrepreneur. He'll discuss overcoming obstacles, beating the odds, leadership, teamwork, and the movie "Invincible" - including his relationship with Mark Wahlberg.
We will also be hosting a silent auction throughout the program which will include sports memorabilia, with plenty of Eagles items - Cash, credit or Venmo will be accepted.
- 5:30pm: Exclusive Member Only Benefit: Join us at 5:30pm for a pre-event networking reception with Vince Papale and your fellow members. Enjoy appetizers, cocktails, and beautiful views on the terrace at this exclusive member event.
- 6:15pm: Registration Opens for Non-Members
- 6:30pm - 6:35pm: Introduction Remarks
- 6:35pm – 7:20pm: Formal Presentation
- 7:20pm - 7:30pm: Break
- 7:30pm – 7:45pm: Moderated Q&A
- 7:45pm – 7:50pm: Program Closes
- 7:50pm - 8:00pm: Post Event Networking - Open to all attendees
About Vince Papale:
Vince was 30 a year old NFL rookie and did not play college football. On Father’s Day in 1964 he was awarded a full Track Scholarship to St. Joseph’s College … and they didn’t have a football team. Prior to that he went to Interboro High School, which is about 6 miles south from the Philly Border. As a “Buccaneer” Vince earned varsity letters in football, basketball & track … all in his senior year. Track was the sport where he excelled as a pole- vaulter and that got him a full ride to “Hawk Hill.” He was always told he was too small to play high school football although he was the fastest kid at Interboro!
After his grad from St. Joe’s in 1968, with a business degree, Vince went back to his alma mater, Interboro, and taught and coached there for 6 years. A lot of students came to him for advice so he started working on his master’s degree in Secondary Counseling at West Chester State Teachers College and he figured he retire after a career in Education. However, football was Vince’s love and passion and the Eagles were his team. So, he played in rough touch leagues to cure his addiction to football. Vince had a run at the Olympic Trials in the Decathlon (another story) and got a year and a half in the World Football (1975-1975) League when the opportunity of his lifetime came. A free agent tryout with the Eagles!
At the time in 1976, when Dick Vermeil announced all-comers are welcome, Vince was working as a part time bartender, nightclub doorman, and substitute teacher as he was on a leave of absence from teaching at Interboro. He did not get an invitation to the tryout from Dick Vermeil, as Wikipedia suggests, and got 4 credited years with the Eagles earning his NFL pension and getting the ultimate Last Laugh.
All Philadephia100 Forum events are open to current members. Qualified CEOs, Philadelphia100 applicants, Philadelphia100 winners, and Goldman Sachs 10KSB Alumni are welcome to attend up to 2 events before becoming a member.