1st & 3rd Thursdays: The Pat Tillman Story with Sports Agent Frank Bauer
Sports agent Frank Bauer will speak about his former client, Pat Tillman, who walked away from a $3.6 million contract with the Arizona Cardinals to join the military.
Bauer represented Tillman in the 1998 NFL Draft, where Tillman was selected by the Arizona Cardinals. Following the attacks of September 11, 2001, Tillman enlisted in the U.S. Army. After participating in the initial invasion of Operation Iraqi Freedom, he was killed in Afghanistan in 2004 as the result of friendly fire.
Bauer is owner of Sun West Sports & Associates, which was founded in Stockton in 1982. He is considered one of the Top 10 agents in the country by Sports Illustrated, Sporting News and the National Football League Players Association. He has negotiated more than 350 NFL contracts – the most in NFL history. His presentation will include a screening of the ESPN SportsCenturydocumentary of Tillman.
Tillman’s Army Ranger uniform, game-used Arizona Cardinals jersey and a replica of the Pat Tillman statue are among the items on display at the museum in the special exhibition Pro Football and the American Spirit.
This event is included with regular admission, as part of the museum's 1st & 3rd Thursdays series, featuring complimentary wine and snacks beginning at 6:30 p.m.
Seating is limited, and will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, contact Curator of Education Lisa Cooperman at (209) 940-6315 or firstname.lastname@example.org.