Michael “Pinball” Clemons
KEYNOTE PRESENTATION – 6:40 pm
Celebrating One Industry Voice: Recognizing the Leaders of the PCMA/NEMA Merger & Accomplishments
Michael “Pinball” Clemons, Canadian Sports Hall-of-Famer, Founder, Pinball Clemons Foundation
Michael “Pinball” Clemons is an icon of sporting excellence, community leadership, personal character and integrity. The Economics graduate is the pro-football world record holder in all purpose yards which earned him induction into the CFL Hall of Fame. Michael was recently inducted into the Canadian Sports Hall of fame in recognition of his tireless promotion of sports and his work in the community. He was also the first black head coach to win the Grey Cup in its 98 years, but is probably better known for his off the field exploits. Pinball is the founder of his own foundation whose most noteworthy project to date is building over 200 schools in third world countries. The author, philanthropist and entrepreneur is also a member of the distinguished Order of Ontario, and recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for service to the community. Mike’s proudest accomplishment is to be the husband of Diane, and the father of Rachel, Raven and Rylie.