Acclaimed Author and Motivational Speaker set to deliver keynote at LB Poly Reunion

Coach Kevin Brown, Author of From Ghetto to Greatness, has been selected as the keynote speaker at the L.B. Poly All Class Reunion. L.B. Poly High School is the setting for most of the novel, which is based on a true story.
July 16, 2011 - PRLog -- The 2nd Annual Long Beach Poly All Class reunion is set for this weekend.  The three day event begins on Friday evening, July 22nd at The Reef Restaurant in downtown Long Beach with a dinner party.  It is there that Brown will deliver the keynote speech which is expected to set the nostalgic and empowering tone for the rest of the scheduled activities.

Brown grew up in Long Beach in the 70's. In 2010 he penned and published the critically acclaimed novel From Ghetto to Greatness, which is now been transformed into a screenplay.  The novel is based on his turbulent and triumphant experiences as a book-smart kid, growing up in the frenetic streets of Long Beach with no parental guidance.  The book has been well recieved by critics and is available worldwide in paperback and also in an Amazon Kindle eBook format.

Graduating in 1981, this weekend Brown will join other Poly alumni from that class for their 30th anniversary celebration.  The All-Class Reunion is the brain child of Class of 81 alum Karl Welch.  He has spearheaded the event for the past two years.  The Long Beach Poly Alumni Association is the beneficiary of the proceeds of funds raised by the event.

Saturday plans include something for everybody.  A Long Poly Family Picnic will be held at El Dorado Park from 10am-4pm.  The picnic includes a Health and Wellness Fair.  At 4pm the Golf Challenge kicks off.  Later in the evening DJ General Lee will be playing the old and new school jams for the crowd at a Long Beach Night Club.

On Sunday it is down to business as the Long Beach Poly Alumni Association hosts a brunch at the Reef Restaurant.  Brown is expected to address the meeting and encourage participation of all Poly Alumni through financial contributions and volunteer work.

When Welch asked Brown to come and speak at the reunion, it was an opportunity Brown could not refuse.  Brown stated, "Long Beach Poly is an institution that needs the support of those who benefitted from the education they received there.  It was at Poly where I took my first speech class and became a member of the National Forensics League.  This set the foundation for my work as an IT consultant and motivational speaker.  I have to give back to this school and encourage others to do the same!”

Brown will be autographing copies of From Ghetto to Greatness at all of the weekend events.

For more information on Coach Kevin brown visit his website at

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