NCAA RECORD HOLDER TOM THOMPSON CELEBRATES HISTORIC KICK AT COLLEGE WHERE HE ENTERED THE RECORD BOOKS

Author/Professor/Motivator Dr. Emmet C. (Tom) Thompson II Encourages Healthy, Fulfilled Lifestyle During Austin College Homecoming Celebration, Enjoys Multiple Appearances and Events with Family and Fans

Austin College's Homecoming weekend turned into a family celebration for NCAA record holder, Dr. Emmet C. (Tom) Thompson II, author of Get a Kick Out of Life. Pictured with Thompson (R) are family members (L to R): son Jon Rawles, wife Teresa, and daughter Rachel. (Tom Thompson photo) 

Austin College's Homecoming weekend turned into a family celebration for NCAA record holder, Dr. Emmet C. (Tom) Thompson II, author of Get a Kick Out of Life. Pictured with Thompson (R) are family members (L to R): son Jon Rawles, wife Teresa, and daughter Rachel. (Tom Thompson photo) 

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (November 14, 2017) - On November 14, 2009, Dr. Emmet C. (Tom) Thompson II kicked his way into the record books. At age 61, he set two new NCAA records when he became the oldest football player in NCAA history and the oldest NCAA football player to score a point when he kicked the PAT (Point After Touchdown) in the second quarter of the game between Austin College and Trinity University. His Austin College jersey, number 91, is on revolving display at the College Football Hall of Fame.  

Thompson recently celebrated that milestone at Austin College in Sherman, Texas, at the school's Homecoming weekend. In addition to his assistant coaching duties during the big game, Thompson signed copies of his latest inspirational and motivational book, Get a Kick Out of Life, at a special book signing event,shared stories with the school's alumni, and enjoyed some quality time with his family.

"I always enjoy having the opportunity to spend time visiting with the Austin College alums, and this year's Homecoming was really special because of my family's involvement during the weekend's events," says Thompson.

In addition to the book signing and his coaching duties, Thompson enjoyed the opportunity of hearing his wife, Teresa, singing the national anthem prior to the game; watching his daughter, Rachel, being honored as head cheerleader; and seeing his son, Jon Rawles, serving as the football team's ball boy during the Homecoming game.

"It's never too late to live your best life," says Thompson, a respected researcher in the fields of motivation and change, in his new book Get a Kick Out of Life. "You can harness the power of the body, mind, and soul to live your most fulfilling life yet!"

The book serves as a roadmap for living intentionally, setting attainable goals, keeping your body healthy through appropriate exercise and proper diet, pursuing your purpose in life and delving deeper into relationships with your friends and family.

Get a Kick Out of Life released on Tuesday, October 10, 2017, from Clovercroft Publishing, and is being distributed to the trade by Ingram Content Group, the world's largest distributor of printed contentFor more information on Thompson and Get a Kick Out of Lifevisit 91kick.com or like him on Facebook at facebook.com/91kick.


Dr. Emmet C. (Tom) Thompson II's latest book, Get a Kick Out of Life, released on Tuesday, October 10, 2017, from Clovercroft Publishing, and is distributed to the trade by Ingram Content Group, the world's largest distributor of printed content. (Cover design by Suzanne Lawing)

Dr. Emmet C. (Tom) Thompson II's latest book, Get a Kick Out of Life, released on Tuesday, October 10, 2017, from Clovercroft Publishing, and is distributed to the trade by Ingram Content Group, the world's largest distributor of printed content. (Cover design by Suzanne Lawing)

About Get a Kick Out of Life:Thompson's new book, which he co-wrote with Christopher P. Neck, Ph.D., a pioneer in the field of self leadership (Mastering Self Leadership: Empowering Yourself for Personal Excellence) and Alice Sullivan (co-author of Thompson's autobiography, Kick Start), builds on his background and reputation as an NCAA football record holder, physical fitness expert and academic researcher in the fields of motivation and change.  

Thompson, who says his purpose in life is to encourage people of all ages to live healthy and fulfilled lives, to discover and reach their full potential, and to develop a deeper faith in the process, has expanded on his research to deliver Get a Kick Out of Life.

"We all set goals for ourselves every day," Thompson muses. "Wake up by 5:30. Respond to all emails in my inbox. Get the kids dressed in under 20 minutes. You might think of these as insignificant goals, but it isn't the size of the goal that matters. It's whether you consistently set achievable goals and reach them. In truth, these smaller goals can create great momentum for those larger goals on your list." 

Thompson holds several advanced degrees, including his doctorate and two master's degrees, in Kinesiology, Organizational Leadership, Strategic Leadership, and Teaching. He lectures to both lay and academic groups and is the author of several books and numerous co-authored articles in peer reviewed academic journals. 

With his impressive academic credentials, readers may be surprised to learn that as a young man, Thompson was a poor student and dropped out of college. A hard worker, however, he went on to two successful careers, in real estate and physical fitness. Then, at age 45, he found himself ready for a change. Upon the advice of some wise mentors, he decided to go back to school and finish his undergraduate degree in business management. To his surprise, he found that when he applied himself with a determined attitude, he became a successful student. He ended up going to school for eight straight years while earning his advanced degrees. After falling in love with academic research, he began his new career while completing his graduate studies.  

Thompson first came to national attention in 2009, when, at age 61, he kicked his way into the record books, becoming the oldest football player in NCAA history and the oldest NCAA football player to score a point when he kicked the PAT (Point After Touchdown) in the second quarter of the game between Austin College and Trinity University. Thompson had originally decided to return to Austin College as a sexagenarian to complete another year of undergraduate work so that he would be eligible to play football. 

It was during this time of setting goals in each major area of his life while he was practicing with the Austin College football team, going to school, and still being involved at home as a husband and father, that Thompson had an epiphany. He realized he could not succeed in all of these areas without goals and a vision of where he wanted to go, what he wanted to achieve, and a timeline for when he would reach the mark. Thompson realized that goal setting was the key for ordinary individuals, regardless of age, circumstances, or current level of ability, to achieve greatness in all areas of life.  

Divided into three sections--Body, Mind, and Soul--Get a Kick Out of Life serves as a roadmap for living intentionally, setting attainable goals, keeping your body healthy through appropriate exercise and proper diet, pursuing your purpose in life and delving deeper into relationships with your friends and family.

"It's never too late to live your best life," Thompson declares in Get a Kick Out of Life. "You can harness the power of the body, mind, and soul to live your most fulfilling life yet!"

To learn more about Thompson and Get a Kick out of Life, visit 91kick.com or like him on Facebook at facebook.com/91kick.


Dr. Emmet C. (Tom) Thompson II first came to national attention in 2009, when, at age 61, he kicked his way into the record books, becoming the oldest football player in NCAA history and the oldest NCAA football player to score a point. (Roark Photography photo)

Dr. Emmet C. (Tom) Thompson II first came to national attention in 2009, when, at age 61, he kicked his way into the record books, becoming the oldest football player in NCAA history and the oldest NCAA football player to score a point. (Roark Photography photo)

About Tom Thompson:
Dr. Emmet C. (Tom) Thompson II, D.S.L., M.S., M.A., entered the health and fitness industry after a 20-year career in commercial real estate. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from LeTourneau University, a Master of Science degree in Kinesiology from the University of North Texas, a Certificate of Advanced Studies in Organizational Leadership from Regent University, a Doctor of Strategic Leadership degree from Regent University, and a Master of Arts degree in Teaching from Austin College.

A former Board of Advisors member of the American Council on Martial Arts, Thompson is an American-born Tae Kwon Do grandmaster, holding the rank of 9th degree black belt. Thompson is also the Brand Ambassador for Evil Cowboy Hot Sauce, an heirloom Texas hot sauce company.

On November 14, 2009, Dr. Emmet C. (Tom) Thompson II kicked his way into the record books. At age 61, he became the oldest football player in NCAA history and the oldest NCAA football player to score a point when he kicked the PAT (Point After Touchdown) in the second quarter of the game between Austin College and Trinity University.

Thompson wrote his name in the record books, then went on to literally write the book on motivation for older adults who are approaching their golden years, as well as anyone seeking a career change, to seize their future with both hands. Thompson detailed his remarkable accomplishments in his motivational and autobiographical book, Kick Start: A Story of Overcoming Life's Obstacles to Inspire You to Kick Start Your Future, which he co-wrote with Alice Sullivan (Carpenter's Son Publishing). 

Thompson, who is an active researcher in the fields of motivation and change, has also co-authored numerous articles in peer reviewed academic journals, as well as the book Fit To Lead: The Proven 8-week Solution for Shaping Up Your Body, Your Mind, and Your Career (St. Martin's Press), which he co-authored with Christopher P. Neck and Charles C. Manz (respected pioneers in the field of self leadership, and co-authors of Mastering Self Leadership: Empowering Yourself for Personal Excellence) and Tedd L. Mitchell (president of the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, former CEO of the Cooper Clinic, and former health editor for USA Weekend).

Thompson has now expanded on his research to deliver his upcoming book, Get a Kick Out of Life: Expect the Best of Your Body, Mind, and Soul at Any Age, co-written with Christopher P. Neck, (Mastering Self Leadership), along with Alice Sullivan (Kick Start). The new book releasedfrom Clovercroft Publishing on October 10, 2017 ($15.99) and is distributed to the trade by Ingram Content Group, the world's largest distributor of printed content. To learn more about Thompson and Get a Kick Out of Life, visit 91kick.com or like him on Facebook at facebook.com/91kick

 

To schedule an interview, contact:
 

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Email: mccainprnews@mccainpr.com                                  Twitter: @McCainPR

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DR. EMMET C. (TOM) THOMPSON II TO DISCUSS NEW BOOK, GET A KICK OUT OF LIFE, ON BILL MARTINEZ LIVE! FRIDAY, OCTOBER 27

Author, Motivational Speaker, Researcher and NCAA Record Breaker will Continue His Conversation from Last Month with Host Bill Martinez, in over 280 Markets Across the U.S. 

Dr. Emmet C. (Tom) Thompson II will discuss his new book, Get a Kick Out of Life, on the popular syndicated radio show, Bill Martinez Live!, Friday, October 27 10:32 p.m. ET. (Cover design by Suzanne Lawing) 

Dr. Emmet C. (Tom) Thompson II will discuss his new book, Get a Kick Out of Life, on the popular syndicated radio show, Bill Martinez Live!, Friday, October 27 10:32 p.m. ET. (Cover design by Suzanne Lawing) 

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (October 26, 2017) - Author, professor, researcher, motivational speaker and NCAA record breaker, Dr. Emmet C. (Tom) Thompson II, will discuss his new motivational book, Get a Kick Out of Life: Expect the Best of Your Body, Mind, and Soul at Any Age, for the second time with host Bill Martinez on the popular radio program, Bill Martinez Live!, on Friday, October 27, 10:32 a.m. ET. Fans can listen live at billmartinezlive.com/listen-live.

"I always enjoy catching up with Bill Martinez," says Thompson. "He seems to have great insight on the pulse of American life."

Thompson, a respected researcher in the fields of motivation and change, will offer advice to listeners on reaching their full potential during the interview, which will air live in over 280 markets across the U.S.    

"It's never too late to live your best life," Thompson declares in Get a Kick Out of Life. "You can harness the power of the body, mind, and soul to live your most fulfilling life yet!"

The book serves as a roadmap for living intentionally, setting attainable goals, keeping your body healthy through appropriate exercise and proper diet, pursuing your purpose in life and delving deeper into relationships with your friends and family.

Get a Kick Out of Life released on Tuesday, October 10, 2017, from Clovercroft Publishing, and is being distributed to the trade by Ingram Content Group, the world's largest distributor of printed contentFor more information on Thompson and Get a Kick Out of Lifevisit 91kick.com or like him on Facebook at facebook.com/91kick.


About Get a Kick Out of Life:

Thompson's new book, which he co-wrote with Christopher P. Neck, Ph.D., a pioneer in the field of self leadership (Mastering Self Leadership: Empowering Yourself for Personal Excellence) and Alice Sullivan (co-author of Thompson's autobiography, Kick Start), builds on his background and reputation as an NCAA football record holder, physical fitness expert and academic researcher in the fields of motivation and change.

Thompson, who says his purpose in life is to encourage people of all ages to live healthy and fulfilled lives, to discover and reach their full potential, and to develop a deeper faith in the process, has expanded on his research to deliver Get a Kick Out of Life.

"We all set goals for ourselves every day," Thompson muses. "Wake up by 5:30. Respond to all emails in my inbox. Get the kids dressed in under 20 minutes. You might think of these as insignificant goals, but it isn't the size of the goal that matters. It's whether you consistently set achievable goals and reach them. In truth, these smaller goals can create great momentum for those larger goals on your list." 

Thompson holds several advanced degrees, including his doctorate and two master's degrees, in Kinesiology, Organizational Leadership, Strategic Leadership, and Teaching. He lectures to both lay and academic groups and is the author of several books and numerous co-authored articles in peer reviewed academic journals. 

With his impressive academic credentials, readers may be surprised to learn that as a young man, Thompson was a poor student and dropped out of college. A hard worker, however, he went on to two successful careers, in real estate and physical fitness. Then, at age 45, he found himself ready for a change. Upon the advice of some wise mentors, he decided to go back to school and finish his undergraduate degree in business management. To his surprise, he found that when he applied himself with a determined attitude, he became a successful student. He ended up going to school for eight straight years while earning his advanced degrees. After falling in love with academic research, he began his new career while completing his graduate studies.  

Thompson first came to national attention in 2009, when, at age 61, he kicked his way into the record books, becoming the oldest football player in NCAA history and the oldest NCAA football player to score a point when he kicked the PAT (Point After Touchdown) in the second quarter of the game between Austin College and Trinity University. Thompson had originally decided to return to Austin College as a sexagenarian to complete another year of undergraduate work so that he would be eligible to play football. 

It was during this time of setting goals in each major area of his life while he was practicing with the Austin College football team, going to school, and still being involved at home as a husband and father, that Thompson had an epiphany. He realized he could not succeed in all of these areas without goals and a vision of where he wanted to go, what he wanted to achieve, and a timeline for when he would reach the mark. Thompson realized that goal setting was the key for ordinary individuals, regardless of age, circumstances, or current level of ability, to achieve greatness in all areas of life.  

Divided into three sections--Body, Mind, and Soul--Get a Kick Out of Life serves as a roadmap for living intentionally, setting attainable goals, keeping your body healthy through appropriate exercise and proper diet, pursuing your purpose in life and delving deeper into relationships with your friends and family.

"It's never too late to live your best life," Thompson declares in Get a Kick Out of Life. "You can harness the power of the body, mind, and soul to live your most fulfilling life yet!"

To learn more about Thompson and Get a Kick out of Life, visit 91kick.com or like him on Facebook at facebook.com/91kick.


Dr. Emmet C. (Tom) Thompson II first came to national attention in 2009, when, at age 61, he kicked his way into the record books, becoming the oldest football player in NCAA history and the oldest NCAA football player to score a point. (Roark Photography photo)

Dr. Emmet C. (Tom) Thompson II first came to national attention in 2009, when, at age 61, he kicked his way into the record books, becoming the oldest football player in NCAA history and the oldest NCAA football player to score a point. (Roark Photography photo)

About Tom Thompson:
Dr. Emmet C. (Tom) Thompson II, D.S.L., M.S., M.A., entered the health and fitness industry after a 20-year career in commercial real estate. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from LeTourneau University, a Master of Science degree in Kinesiology from the University of North Texas, a Certificate of Advanced Studies in Organizational Leadership from Regent University, a Doctor of Strategic Leadership degree from Regent University, and a Master of Arts degree in Teaching from Austin College.

A former Board of Advisors member of the American Council on Martial Arts, Thompson is an American-born Tae Kwon Do grandmaster, holding the rank of 9th degree black belt. Thompson is also the Brand Ambassador for Evil Cowboy Hot Sauce, an heirloom Texas hot sauce company.

On November 14, 2009, Dr. Emmet C. (Tom) Thompson II kicked his way into the record books. At age 61, he became the oldest football player in NCAA history and the oldest NCAA football player to score a point when he kicked the PAT (Point After Touchdown) in the second quarter of the game between Austin College and Trinity University.

Thompson wrote his name in the record books, then went on to literally write the book on motivation for older adults who are approaching their golden years, as well as anyone seeking a career change, to seize their future with both hands. Thompson detailed his remarkable accomplishments in his motivational and autobiographical book, Kick Start: A Story of Overcoming Life's Obstacles to Inspire You to Kick Start Your Future, which he co-wrote with Alice Sullivan (Carpenter's Son Publishing). 

Thompson, who is an active researcher in the fields of motivation and change, has also co-authored numerous articles in peer reviewed academic journals, as well as the book Fit To Lead: The Proven 8-week Solution for Shaping Up Your Body, Your Mind, and Your Career (St. Martin's Press), which he co-authored with Christopher P. Neck and Charles C. Manz (respected pioneers in the field of self leadership, and co-authors of Mastering Self Leadership: Empowering Yourself for Personal Excellence) and Tedd L. Mitchell (president of the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, former CEO of the Cooper Clinic, and former health editor for USA Weekend).

Thompson has now expanded on his research to deliver his upcoming book, Get a Kick Out of Life: Expect the Best of Your Body, Mind, and Soul at Any Age, co-written with Christopher P. Neck, (Mastering Self Leadership), along with Alice Sullivan (Kick Start). The new book is due from Clovercroft Publishing on October 10, 2017 ($15.99) and will be distributed to the trade by Ingram Content Group, the world's largest distributor of printed content. To learn more about Thompson and Get a Kick Out of Life, visit 91kick.com or like him on Facebook at facebook.com/91kick

About Bill Martinez Live!:
The popular nationally syndicated talk radio show, Bill Martinez Live!, is aired daily in over 280 markets across the U.S. Hosted by Bill Martinez, the show is committed to solutions over partisanship...involvement over invalidation...The United States over party politics. 

Our mission is to keep you informed of what's happening in your world, while presenting a forum that explores ALL ASPECTS of current issues and events. Bill Martinez Live! is about YOU, THE LISTENER. We bring forth the facts and experts from all sides. It's not about Bill's opinion; it's all about YOUR CONCLUSION after you have all the facts. Bill says, "My job is to EDUCATE, not to provide an OPINION (there are far too many of those already!). Let the facts speak to you, and you draw your own conclusions from your own frame of reference." For more information, visit billmartinezlive.com

 

To schedule an interview, contact:

McCain & Co. Public Relations                                        Website: mccainpr.com

Email: mccainprnews@mccainpr.com                                  Twitter: @McCainPR

Facebook: facebook.com/McCain&Co.PublicRelations     Phone: 615-262-1727

DR. EMMET C. (TOM) THOMPSON II ON BILL MARTINEZ LIVE!

Author, Motivational Speaker, Researcher and NCAA Record Breaker To Discuss New Book, Get a Kick Out of Life, in over 280 Markets Across the U.S. on How to Reach Their Full Potential

Dr. Emmet C. (Tom) Thompson II will discuss his new book,Get a Kick Out of Life, on the popular syndicated radio show, Bill Martinez Live!, today at 11:32 p.m.ET. The book is set to release October 10, 2017 from Clovercroft Publishing. (Cover design by Suzanne Lawing)

Dr. Emmet C. (Tom) Thompson II will discuss his new book,Get a Kick Out of Life, on the popular syndicated radio show, Bill Martinez Live!, today at 11:32 p.m.ET. The book is set to release October 10, 2017 from Clovercroft Publishing. (Cover design by Suzanne Lawing)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (September 25, 2017) - Author, professor, researcher, motivational speaker and NCAA record breaker, Dr. Emmet C. (Tom) Thompson II, will discuss his eagerly awaited new motivational book, Get a Kick Out of Life: Expect the Best of Your Body, Mind and Soul at Any Age, on the popular radio program,Bill Martinez Live!, today at 11:32 a.m. ET. To listen live, visit  billmartinezlive.com/listen-live

Thompson, a respected researcher in the fields of motivation and change, will offer advice to listeners on reaching their full potential during the interview, which will air live in over 280 markets across the U.S.    

"It's never too late to live your best life," Thompson declares in Get a Kick Out of Life. "You can harness the power of the body, mind, and spirit to live your most fulfilling life yet!"

The book serves as a roadmap for living intentionally, setting attainable goals, keeping your body healthy through appropriate exercise and proper diet, pursuing your purpose in life and delving deeper into relationships with your friends and family.

Get a Kick Out of Life is slated to hit shelves on Tuesday, October 10, 2017, from Clovercroft Publishing, and is being distributed to the trade by Ingram Content Group, the world's largest distributor of printed contentFor more information on Thompson and Get a Kick Out of Lifevisit 91kick.comor like him on Facebook at facebook.com/91kick.


About Get a Kick Out of Life:

Thompson's new book, which he co-wrote with Christopher P. Neck, Ph.D., a pioneer in the field of self leadership (Mastering Self Leadership: Empowering Yourself for Personal Excellence) and Alice Sullivan (co-author of Thompson's autobiography, Kick Start), builds on his background and reputation as an NCAA football record holder, physical fitness expert and academic researcher in the fields of motivation and change.

Thompson, who says his purpose in life is to encourage people of all ages to live healthy and fulfilled lives, to discover and reach their full potential, and to develop a deeper faith in the process, has expanded on his research to deliver Get a Kick out of Life.

"We all set goals for ourselves every day," Thompson muses. "Wake up by 5:30. Respond to all emails in my inbox. Get the kids dressed in under 20 minutes. You might think of these as insignificant goals, but it isn't the size of the goal that matters. It's whether you consistently set achievable goals and reach them. In truth, these smaller goals can create great momentum for those larger goals on your list." 

Thompson holds several advanced degrees, including his doctorate and two master's degrees, in Kinesiology, Organizational Leadership, Strategic Leadership, and Teaching. He lectures to both lay and academic groups and is the author of several books and numerous co-authored articles in peer reviewed academic journals. 

With his impressive academic credentials, readers may be surprised to learn that as a young man, Thompson was a poor student and dropped out of college. A hard worker, however, he went on to two successful careers, in real estate and physical fitness. Then, at age 45, he found himself ready for a change. Upon the advice of some wise mentors, he decided to go back to school and finish his undergraduate degree in business management. To his surprise, he found that when he applied himself with a determined attitude, he became a successful student. He ended up going to school for eight straight years while earning his advanced degrees. After falling in love with academic research, he began his new career while completing his graduate studies.  

Thompson first came to national attention in 2009, when, at age 61, he kicked his way into the record books, becoming the oldest football player in NCAA history and the oldest NCAA football player to score a point when he kicked the PAT (Point After Touchdown) in the second quarter of the game between Austin College and Trinity University. Thompson had originally decided to return to Austin College as a sexagenarian to complete another year of undergraduate work so that he would be eligible to play football. 

It was during this time of setting goals in each major area of his life while he was practicing with the Austin College football team, going to school, and still being involved at home as a husband and father, that Thompson had an epiphany. He realized could not succeed in all of these areas without goals and a vision of where he wanted to go, what he wanted to achieve, and a timeline for when he would reach the mark. Thompson realized that goal setting was the key for ordinary individuals, regardless of age, circumstances, or current level of ability, to achieve greatness in all areas of life. 

Divided into three sections--Body, Mind, and Soul--Get a Kick out of Life serves as a roadmapfor living intentionally, setting attainable goals, keeping your body healthy through appropriate exercise and proper diet, pursuing your purpose in life and delving deeper into relationships with your friends and family.

"It's never too late to live your best life," Thompson declares in Get a Kick Out of Life. "You can harness the power of the body, mind, and spirit to live your most fulfilling life yet!"

To learn more about Thompson and Get a Kick out of Life, visit 91kick.com or like him on Facebook at facebook.com/91kick.


Dr. Emmet C. (Tom) Thompson II has been named Brand Ambassador for Evil Cowboy Hot Sauce. Pictured (L to R): Kyle Riddlesperger (Evil Cowboy), Thompson and Kurt Riddlesperger (Evil Cowboy).(RDT Photography photo)  

Dr. Emmet C. (Tom) Thompson II has been named Brand Ambassador for Evil Cowboy Hot Sauce. Pictured (L to R): Kyle Riddlesperger (Evil Cowboy), Thompson and Kurt Riddlesperger (Evil Cowboy).(RDT Photography photo)  

About Tom Thompson:
Dr. Emmet C. (Tom) Thompson II, D.S.L., M.S., M.A., entered the health and fitness industry after a 20-year career in commercial real estate. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from LeTourneau University, a Master of Science degree in Kinesiology from the University of North Texas, a Certificate of Advanced Studies in Organizational Leadership from Regent University, a Doctor of Strategic Leadership degree from Regent University, and a Master of Arts degree in Teaching from Austin College.

A former Board of Advisors member of the American Council on Martial Arts, Thompson is an American-born Tae Kwon Do grandmaster, holding the rank of 9th degree black belt. Thompson is also the Brand Ambassador for Evil Cowboy Hot Sauce, an heirloom Texas hot sauce company.

On November 14, 2009, Dr. Emmet C. (Tom) Thompson II kicked his way into the record books. At age 61, he became the oldest football player in NCAA history and the oldest NCAA football player to score a point when he kicked the PAT (Point After Touchdown) in the second quarter of the game between Austin College and Trinity University.

Thompson wrote his name in the record books, then went on to literally write the book on motivation for older adults who are approaching their golden years, as well as anyone seeking a career change, to seize their future with both hands. Thompson detailed his remarkable accomplishments in his motivational and autobiographical book, Kick Start: A Story of Overcoming Life's Obstacles to Inspire You to Kick Start Your Future, which he co-wrote with Alice Sullivan (Carpenter's Son Publishing). 

Thompson, who is an active researcher in the fields of motivation and change, has also co-authored numerous articles in peer reviewed academic journals, as well as the book Fit To Lead: The Proven 8-week Solution for Shaping Up Your Body, Your Mind, and Your Career (St. Martin's Press), which he co-authored with Christopher P. Neck and Charles C. Manz (respected pioneers in the field of self leadership, and co-authors of Mastering Self Leadership: Empowering Yourself for Personal Excellence) and Tedd L. Mitchell (president of the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, former CEO of the Cooper Clinic, and former health editor for USA Weekend).

Thompson has now expanded on his research to deliver his upcoming book, Get a Kick Out of Life: Expect the Best of Your Body, Mind and Soul at Any Age, co-written with Christopher P. Neck, (Mastering Self Leadership), along with Alice Sullivan (Kick Start). The new book is due from Clovercroft Publishing on October 10, 2017 ($15.99) and will be distributed to the trade by Ingram Content Group, the world's largest distributor of printed content. To learn more about Thompson and Get a Kick Out of Life, visit 91kick.com or like him on Facebook at facebook.com/91kick

About Bill Martinez Live!:
The popular nationally syndicated talk radio show, Bill Martinez Live!, is aired daily in over 280 markets across the U.S. Hosted by Bill Martinez, the show is committed to solutions over partisanship...involvement over invalidation...The United States over party politics. 

Our mission is to keep you informed of what's happening in your world, while presenting a forum that explores ALL ASPECTS of current issues and events. Bill Martinez Live! is about YOU, THE LISTENER. We bring forth the facts and experts from all sides. It's not about Bill's opinion; it's all about YOUR CONCLUSION after you have all the facts. Bill says, "My job is to EDUCATE, not to provide an OPINION (there are far too many of those already!). Let the facts speak to you, and you draw your own conclusions from your own frame of reference." For more information, visit billmartinezlive.com

 

To schedule an interview, contact:
 

McCain & Co. Public Relations                                        Website: mccainpr.com

Email: mccainprnews@mccainpr.com                                  Twitter: @McCainPR

Facebook: facebook.com/McCain&Co.PublicRelations      Phone: 615-262-1727

AUTHOR, RESEARCHER, MOTIVATIONAL SPEAKER DR. EMMET C. (TOM) THOMPSON II PREPS RELEASE OF NEW BOOK, GET A KICK OUT OF LIFE

Get a Kick Out of Life, by Dr. Emmet C. (Tom) Thompson II, is set to release October 10, 2017 from Clovercroft Publishing. (Cover design by Suzanne Lawing)

Get a Kick Out of Life, by Dr. Emmet C. (Tom) Thompson II, is set to release October 10, 2017 from Clovercroft Publishing. (Cover design by Suzanne Lawing)

NCAA RECORD BREAKER USES NEW BOOK TO ENCOURAGE READERS TO USE THEIR FULL POTENTIAL

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (August 29, 2017) - Author, professor, motivational speaker and NCAA record breaker, Dr. Emmet C. (Tom) Thompson II, has announced the release date for his eagerly awaited  new motivational book, Get a Kick Out of Life: Expect the Best of Your Body, Mind and Soul at Any Age, co-written with Christopher P. Neck, Ph.D., a respected pioneer in the field of self leadership (Mastering Self Leadership: Empowering Yourself for Personal Excellence) and Alice Sullivan (co-author of Thompson's autobiography, KickStart).

The book is slated to hit shelves on Tuesday, October 10, 2017, from Clovercroft Publishing, and is being distributed to the trade by Ingram Content Group, the world's largest distributor of printed content. 

Thompson's new book builds on his background and reputation as an NCAA football record holder, physical fitness expert and academic researcher in the fields of motivation and change.

Thompson, who says his purpose in life is to encourage people of all ages to live healthy and fulfilled lives, to discover and reach their full potential, and to develop a deeper faith in the process, has expanded on his research to deliver Get a Kick out of Life.

"We all set goals for ourselves every day," Thompson muses. "Wake up by 5:30. Respond to all emails in my inbox. Get the kids dressed in under 20 minutes. You might think of these as insignificant goals, but it isn't the size of the goal that matters. It's whether you consistently set achievable goals and reach them. In truth, these smaller goals can create great momentum for those larger goals on your list." 

Thompson holds several advanced degrees, including his doctorate and two master's degrees, in Kinesiology, Organizational Leadership, Strategic Leadership, and Teaching. He lectures to both lay and academic groups and is the author of several books and numerous co-authored articles in peer reviewed academic journals. 

With his impressive academic credentials, readers may be surprised to learn that as a young man,Thompson was a poor student and dropped out of college. A hard worker, however, he went on to two successful careers, in real estate and physical fitness. Then, at age 45, he found himself ready for a change. Upon the advice of some wise mentors, he decided to go back to school and finish

his undergraduate degree in business management. To his surprise, he found that when he applied himself with a determined attitude, he became a successful student. He ended up going to school for eight straight years while earning his advanced degrees. After falling in love with academic research, he began his new career while completing his graduate studies.  

Thompson first came to national attention in 2009, when, at age 61, he kicked his way into the record books, becoming the oldest football player in NCAA history and the oldest NCAA football player to score a point when he kicked the PAT (Point After Touchdown) in the second quarter of the game between Austin College and Trinity University. Thompson had originally decided to return to Austin College as a sexagenarian to complete another year of undergraduate work so that he would be eligible to play football. 

It was during this time of setting goals in each major area of his life while he was practicing with the Austin College football team, going to school, and still being involved at home as a husband and father, that Thompson had an epiphany. He realized could not succeed in all of these areas without goals and a vision of where he wanted to go, what he wanted to achieve, and a timeline for when he would reach the mark. Thompson realized that goal setting was the key for ordinary individuals, regardless of age, circumstances, or current level of ability, to achieve greatness in all areas of life. 

Divided into three sections--Body, Mind, and Soul--Get a Kick out of Life serves as a roadmap for living intentionally, setting attainable goals, keeping your body healthy through appropriate exercise and proper diet, pursuing your purpose in life and delving deeper into relationships with your friends and family.

"It's never too late to live your best life," Thompson declares in Get a Kick Out of Life. "You can harness the power of the body, mind, and spirit to live your most fulfilling life yet!"

To learn more about Thompson and Get a Kick out of Life, visit 91kick.com or like him on Facebook at facebook.com/91kick.


The new updated and expanded edition of Kick Start, by Dr. Emmet C. (Tom) Thompson II, released January 31. 2017 from Clovercroft Publishing. (Roark Photography photo)

The new updated and expanded edition of Kick Start, by Dr. Emmet C. (Tom) Thompson II, released January 31. 2017 from Clovercroft Publishing. (Roark Photography photo)

About Tom Thompson:

Dr. Emmet C. (Tom) Thompson II, D.S.L., M.S., M.A., entered the health and fitness industry after a 20-year career in commercial real estate. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Management from LeTourneau University, a Master of Science Degree in Kinesiology from the University of North Texas, a Certificate of Advanced Studies in Organizational Leadership from Regent University, a Doctor of Strategic Leadership Degree from Regent University, and a Master of Arts Degree in Teaching from Austin College. 

Thompson is an active researcher with numerous co-authored articles in peer reviewed academic journals. He has co-authored the books Fit To Lead (St. Martin's Press) and Kick Start (Carpenter's Son Publishing). In addition to his writing, Thompson also lectures to both lay and academic groups.

A former Board of Advisors member of the American Council on Martial Arts, Thompson is an American-born Tae Kwon Do grandmaster, holding the rank of 9th degree black belt.  

On November 14, 2009, he became the oldest football player in NCAA history and the oldest NCAA football player to score a point in a game.

To learn more about Thompson and the new updated and expanded edition of Kick Start, visit91kick.com.

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DR. EMMET C. (TOM) THOMPSON II NAMED BRAND AMBASSADOR FOR EVIL COWBOY HOT SAUCE

Dr. Emmet C. (Tom) Thompson II has been named Brand Ambassador for Evil Cowboy Hot Sauce. Pictured (L to R): Kyle Riddlesperger, Thompson, Kurt Riddlesperger.  (RDT Photography photo)   

Dr. Emmet C. (Tom) Thompson II has been named Brand Ambassador for Evil Cowboy Hot Sauce. Pictured (L to R): Kyle Riddlesperger, Thompson, Kurt Riddlesperger.  (RDT Photography photo)   

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (May 5, 2017) - Author, professor, motivator and NCAA record breaker, Dr. Emmet C. (Tom) Thompson II, has been tapped as the official brand ambassador for Evil Cowboy Hot Sauce. The classic Texas hot sauce features a unique smoky flavor with just the right amount of heat. 

"We are excited to bring Tom on as our Brand Ambassador promoting Evil Cowboy Hot Sauce," says Kurt Riddlesperger, cofounder of Texas Triangle Grove, the company that manufactures the Evil Cowboy brand of hot sauce. "He has been a huge encouragement to our family and business, joining us at numerous events."

"We've enjoyed talking about setting true fulfilment goals, which is a passion we both share along with our faith," adds Kurt's brother and company co-founder Kyle Riddlesperger. "Tom's experience with nutrition and focus on taking care of your body is a great fit for promoting our healthy and spicy food products."

Thompson is equally excited about his new role with Evil Cowboy. "I am thrilled to be named brand ambassador for Evil Cowboy Hot Sauce," he declares. "Getting to know and work with the Riddlesperger family has been a blessing. They are genuine, hard working, faith loving people, and their hot sauce is awesome! It's delicious and it is healthy to boot."

Thompson points to the Riddlesperger family's faith as a key element in his decision to lend his support to the smoky flavored hot sauce. 

"The family is very clear about their faith, putting it right on the label of their Evil Cowboy Smokin' Ghost Sauce. To paraphrase Romans 3:23, 'All cowboys have evil in them.' which is the first step walking down the Roman road to salvation," Thompson explains. "With a name and logo like 'Evil Cowboy,' it definitely opens doors to conversation about God." 

The new partnership capitalizes on Thompson's background and reputation as an NCAA football record holder, physical fitness expert and academic researcher in the field of motivation and change. Thompson literally wrote the book on motivation for older adults who are approaching their golden years, young people seeking to find their first job, and anyone at any age who wants to take charge of their own destiny. In the new, updated and expanded edition of Thompson's inspirational and motivational autobiography, Kick Start, he encourages readers to seize their future with both hands. 

"It's never too late, or too early, to kick start your life," Thompson declares.

The new edition of Kick Start, which released Tuesday, January 31, 2017, through Clovercroft Publishing, includes tips on goal setting and intentionality, explores the link between goal setting and physical fitness, and offers suggestions for ditching the "bucket list" for something even better.

To learn more about Thompson and the new updated and expanded edition of  Kick Start, visit 91kick.com


About Kick Start (Updated and Expanded Edition):

On November 14, 2009, Dr. Emmet C. (Tom) Thompson II kicked his way into the record books. At age 61, he became the oldest football player in NCAA history and the oldest NCAA football player to score a point when he kicked the PAT (Point After Touchdown) in the second quarter of the game between Austin College and Trinity University.

Thompson wrote his name in the record books, then went on to literally write the book on motivation for older adults who are approaching their golden years, as well as anyone seeking a career change, to seize their future with both hands. Thompson details his remarkable accomplishments in the new edition of  Kick Start.

Dr. Emmet C. (Tom) Thompson II joined Evil Cowboy hot sauce for an interview at ZestFest 2017. Pictured (L to R): Kendall Stadler--head reviewer and owner of Tastingtheheat.com, Thompson and Kurt Riddlesperger from Evil Cowboy Hot Sauce. (RDT Photography photo) 

Dr. Emmet C. (Tom) Thompson II joined Evil Cowboy hot sauce for an interview at ZestFest 2017. Pictured (L to R): Kendall Stadler--head reviewer and owner of Tastingtheheat.com, Thompson and Kurt Riddlesperger from Evil Cowboy Hot Sauce. (RDT Photography photo) 

Dr. Emmet C. (Tom) Thompson II joined Evil Cowboy hot sauce for an interview at ZestFest 2017. Pictured (L to R): Kendall Stadler--head reviewer and owner of Tastingtheheat.com, Thompson and Kurt Riddlesperger from Evil Cowboy Hot Sauce. (RDT Photography photo)  

"Like many people, I grew up feeling as though I couldn't catch a break," muses theauthor, speaker and NCAA football record holder. "With obstacles and setbacks from a very early age, I struggled to find meaning and purpose. As an adult with no real plan, my self-absorbed lifestyle led to divorce, financial stress, and physical injuries. But in time, I found my faith, my purpose, and my soulmate. I discovered it's never too late to kick start your life."   

At an age when most people are contemplating retirement, Thompson earned the first of numerous academic degrees. Through the process of earning a bachelor's degree, a master's degree and ultimately a doctorate, Thompson realized the power of setting goals and striving to reach them. But he also recognized that not all goals are created equal.

"Have you ever achieved a goal, but then didn't experience the long-term sense of fulfillment you were expecting?" asks Thompson. "That happens when you set a goal that is not tied to a core value. When you set a goal that is tied to a core value, you have a greater chance of gaining lasting fulfillment, and it has the added benefit of affecting a whole lot more people than just yourself."  

Thompson says he updated and expanded Kick Start to encourage older adults who are approaching their golden years, as well as anyone seeking a career change, to seize their future with both hands.   

"Each day approximately 6,000 Americans turn 65, the traditional age at which people clean out their desk, accept a gold watch from the company and head for the rocking chair," adds Thompson. "But we are witnessing a movement that is changing the face of the nation, and ultimately the world. The boomer generation that is approaching retirement age is more well-educated, healthier, and more motivated than any previous generation in American history. They have a tremendous amount of work experience and life skills that can provide a multitude of opportunities. If my story says anything, it is that it is never too late to re-imagine what you want your life to be." 


The new updated and expanded edition of Kick Start, by Dr. Emmet C. (Tom) Thompson II, released January 31. 2017 from Clovercroft Publishing. (Roark Photography photo)

The new updated and expanded edition of Kick Start, by Dr. Emmet C. (Tom) Thompson II, released January 31. 2017 from Clovercroft Publishing. (Roark Photography photo)

About Tom Thompson:

Dr. Emmet C. (Tom) Thompson II, D.S.L., M.S., M.A., entered the health and fitness industry after a 20-year career in commercial real estate. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Management from LeTourneau University, a Master of Science Degree in Kinesiology from the University of North Texas, a Certificate of Advanced Studies in Organizational Leadership from Regent University, a Doctor of Strategic Leadership Degree from Regent University, and a Master of Arts Degree in Teaching from Austin College. 

Thompson is an active researcher with numerous co-authored articles in peer reviewed academic journals. He has co-authored the books Fit To Lead (St. Martin's Press) and Kick Start (Carpenter's Son Publishing). In addition to his writing, Thompson also lectures to both lay and academic groups.

A former Board of Advisors member of the American Council on Martial Arts, Thompson is an American-born Tae Kwon Do grandmaster, holding the rank of 9th degree black belt.  

On November 14, 2009, he became the oldest football player in NCAA history and the oldest NCAA football player to score a point in a game.

To learn more about Thompson and the new updated and expanded edition of Kick Start, visit91kick.com.

About Evil Cowboy Hot Sauce: 

As a local grocer and butcher, Kurt and Kyle Riddlesperger's grandfather was proud to offer a variety of products at his store, Triangle Grocery & Market in Honey Grove, Texas. His cooking sauce was especially well known. Its aroma permeated the store, as well as football and rodeo stands, from the hot dogs and brisket slow cooked in the sauce every night.

In honor of him, his grandsons named their company Texas Triangle Grove. They are continuing his legacy with quality Texas-made products and sharing his sauce with you as Evil Cowboy Smokin Ghost Hot Sauce. For more information, visit evilcowboy.com.

 

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DR. EMMET C. (TOM) THOMPSON II CELEBRATES STREET WEEK SUCCESS OF UPDATED AND EXPANDED EDITION OF HIS INSPIRING AND MOTIVATIONAL AUTOBIOGRAPHY, KICK START

Author/Professor/Motivator/NCAA Record Breaker Featured at Multiple Events, Encourages Attendees to Grab Life With Both Hands

Dr. Emmet C. (Tom) Thompson II, shared wisdom from his new updated and expanded edition of Kick Start with Dallas representatives from Rodan + Fields during Street Week for the new edition of the book. Pictured (L to R): Thompson, Rodan + Fields Executive Consultant Leigh Barnes and her husband, Brent Barnes. (Tom Thompson photo)

Dr. Emmet C. (Tom) Thompson II, shared wisdom from his new updated and expanded edition of Kick Start with Dallas representatives from Rodan + Fields during Street Week for the new edition of the book. Pictured (L to R): Thompson, Rodan + Fields Executive Consultant Leigh Barnes and her husband, Brent Barnes. (Tom Thompson photo)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (February 9, 2017) -Author, professor, motivator and NCAA record breaker, Dr. Emmet C. (Tom) Thompson II, celebrated the release of the new updated and expanded edition of his inspirational and motivational autobiography, Kick Start, by doing what he does best: encouraging people of all ages to grab life with both hands. 

During the Street Week activities to celebrate the release of the new edition ofKick Start, Thompson delivered a motivational 'kick-off' address to Executive Consultant Leigh Barnes and her Rodan + Fields team in Dallas. He later represented Evil Cowboy Hot Sauce at the annual ZestFest, which was held in Irving, Texas from January 27-29, 2017. Thompson was interviewed by media outlets from across the country during the fiery food experience, which brought together the spiciest exhibitors and products from around the country for a sizzling weekend.

The new edition of Kick Start, which released Tuesday, January 31, 2017, through Clovercroft Publishing, includes tips on goal setting and intentionality, explores the link between goal setting and physical fitness, and offers suggestions for ditching the "bucket list" for something even better.

To learn more about Thompson and the new updated and expanded edition of  Kick Start, visit 91kick.com


About Kick Start (Updated and Expanded Edition):

On November 14, 2009, Dr. Emmet C. (Tom) Thompson II kicked his way into the record books. At age 61, he became the oldest football player in NCAA history and the oldest NCAA football player to score a point when he kicked the PAT (Point After Touchdown) in the second quarter of the game between Austin College and Trinity University.

Thompson wrote his name in the record books, then went on to literally write the book on motivation for older adults who are approaching their golden years, as well as anyone seeking a career change, to seize their future with both hands. Thompson details his remarkable accomplishments in the new edition of  Kick Start.

Dr. Emmet C. (Tom) Thompson II joined Evil Cowboy hot sauce for an interview at ZestFest 2017. Pictured (L to R): Kendall Stadler--head reviewer and owner of Tastingtheheat.com, Thompson and Kurt Riddlesperger from Evil Cowboy Hot Sauce. (Tom Thompson photo) 

Dr. Emmet C. (Tom) Thompson II joined Evil Cowboy hot sauce for an interview at ZestFest 2017. Pictured (L to R): Kendall Stadler--head reviewer and owner of Tastingtheheat.com, Thompson and Kurt Riddlesperger from Evil Cowboy Hot Sauce. (Tom Thompson photo) 

"Like many people, I grew up feeling as though I couldn't catch a break," muses theauthor, speaker and NCAA football record holder. "With obstacles and setbacks from a very early age, I struggled to find meaning and purpose. As an adult with no real plan, my self-absorbed lifestyle led to divorce, financial stress, and physical injuries. But in time, I found my faith, my purpose, and my soulmate. I discovered it's never too late to kick start your life."   

At an age when most people are contemplating retirement, Thompson earned the first of numerous academic degrees. Through the process of earning a bachelor's degree, a master's degree and ultimately a doctorate, Thompson realized the power of setting goals and striving to reach them. But he also recognized that not all goals are created equal.

"Have you ever achieved a goal, but then didn't experience the long-term sense of fulfillment you were expecting?" asks Thompson. "That happens when you set a goal that is not tied to a core value. When you set a goal that is tied to a core value, you have a greater chance of gaining lasting fulfillment, and it has the added benefit of affecting a whole lot more people than just yourself."  

Thompson says he updated and expanded Kick Start to encourage older adults who are approaching their golden years, as well as anyone seeking a career change, to seize their future with both hands.   

"Each day approximately 6,000 Americans turn 65, the traditional age at which people clean out their desk, accept a gold watch from the company and head for the rocking chair," adds Thompson. "But we are witnessing a movement that is changing the face of the nation, and ultimately the world. The boomer generation that is approaching retirement age is more well-educated, healthier, and more motivated than any previous generation in American history. They have a tremendous amount of work experience and life skills that can provide a multitude of opportunities. If my story says anything, it is that it is never too late to re-imagine what you want your life to be." 


The new updated and expanded edition of Kick Start, by Dr. Emmet C. (Tom) Thompson II, released January 31. 2017 from Clovercroft Publishing. (Roark Photography photo)

The new updated and expanded edition of Kick Start, by Dr. Emmet C. (Tom) Thompson II, released January 31. 2017 from Clovercroft Publishing. (Roark Photography photo)

About Tom Thompson:

Dr. Emmet C. (Tom) Thompson II, D.S.L., M.S., M.A., entered the health and fitness industry after a 20-year career in commercial real estate. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Management from LeTourneau University, a Master of Science Degree in Kinesiology from the University of North Texas, a Certificate of Advanced Studies in Organizational Leadership from Regent University, a Doctor of Strategic Leadership Degree from Regent University, and a Master of Arts Degree in Teaching from Austin College. 

Thompson is an active researcher with numerous co-authored articles in peer reviewed academic journals. He has co-authored the books Fit To Lead (St. Martin's Press) and Kick Start (Carpenter's Son Publishing). In addition to his writing, Thompson also lectures to both lay and academic groups. 

A former Board of Advisors member of the American Council on Martial Arts, Thompson is an American-born Tae Kwon Do grandmaster, holding the rank of 9th degree black belt.  

On November 14, 2009, he became the oldest football player in NCAA history and the oldest NCAA football player to score a point in a game.

To learn more about Thompson and the new updated and expanded edition of Kick Start, visit91kick.com

About Rodan + Fields:
Rodan + Fields was founded in 2002 by Dr. Katie Rodan and Dr. Kathy Fields, world-renowned dermatologists and creators of Proactiv® Solution. The premium skincare brand was built on a legacy of innovative dermatology-based skincare products backed by clinically proven results. The company was established on the principle that living better in your skin means living better in your life. 

Originally developed as a department store brand, today, Rodan + Fields is changing skin and changing lives as a social commerce brand that enables Independent Consultants to pursue their dream of running their own business. We believe everyone has the opportunity to make a difference in their own lives-and in the lives of others. Accordingly, our unique business model offers an unparalleled personal enterprise opportunity for individuals to join a community of like-minded entrepreneurs connected via social networks. For more information, visitrodanandfields.com.

About Evil Cowboy Hot Sauce:
A local grocer and butcher in the small town of Honey Grove, Texas developed quite a reputation for his cooking sauce. Its aroma permeated the football and rodeo stands from hot dogs to brisket, slow-cooked in the sauce every night. His grandsons name their company Texas Triangle Grove, in honor of his original grocery store, and they continue his legacy of bringing proud, Texas-made products to market, including his famous Evil Cowboy Smokin' Ghost Sauce. For more information, visit evilcowboy.com.

To schedule an interview, contact:

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Email: mccainprnews@mccainpr.com                                 Twitter: @McCainPR

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NEW UPDATED AND EXPANDED EDITION OF KICK START RELEASES TODAY FROM CLOVERCROFT PUBLISHING

Author/Professor/Motivator/NCAA Record Breaker Dr. Emmet C. (Tom) Thompson II Celebrates 2nd Edition of His Inspiring and Motivational Autobiography

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (January 31, 2017) - Author, professor, motivator and NCAA record  

The new updated and expanded edition of Kick Start, by Dr. Emmet C. (Tom) Thompson II, releases today, January 31. 2017. (Roark Photography photo)

The new updated and expanded edition of Kick Start, by Dr. Emmet C. (Tom) Thompson II, releases today, January 31. 2017. (Roark Photography photo)

breaker, Dr. Emmet C. (Tom) Thompson II, is celebrating the release of the new updated and expanded edition of his inspirational and motivationalautobiography, Kick Start, which releases today, Tuesday, January 31, 2017, through Clovercroft Publishing. The new edition of Kick Start includes tips on goal setting and intentionality, explores the link between goal setting and physical fitness, and offers suggestions for ditching the "bucket list" for something even better.

On November 14, 2009, Dr. Emmet C. (Tom) Thompson II kicked his way into the record books. At age 61, he became the oldest football player in NCAA history and the oldest NCAA football player to score a point when he kicked the PAT (Point After Touchdown) in the second quarter of the game between Austin College and Trinity University.

Thompson wrote his name in the record books, then went on to literally write the book on motivation for older adults who are approaching their golden years, as well as anyone seeking a career change, to seize their future with both hands. Thompson details his remarkable accomplishments in the new edition ofKick Start.

"Like many people, I grew up feeling as though I couldn't catch a break," muses the author, speaker and NCAA football record holder. "With obstacles and setbacks from a very early age, I struggled to find meaning and purpose. As an adult with no real plan, my self-absorbed lifestyle led to divorce, financial stress, and physical injuries. But in time, I found my faith, my purpose, and my soulmate. I discovered it's never too late to kick start your life." 

At an age when most people are contemplating retirement, Thompson earned the first of numerous academic degrees. Through the process of earning a bachelor's degree, a master's degree and ultimately a doctorate, Thompson realized the power of setting goals and striving to reach them. But he also recognized that not all goals are created equal.

"Have you ever achieved a goal, but then didn't experience the long-term sense of fulfillment you were expecting?" asks Thompson. "That happens when you set a goal that is not tied to a core value. When you set a goal that is tied to a core value, you have a greater chance of gaining lasting fulfillment, and it has the added benefit of affecting a whole lot more people than just yourself."

Thompson says he updated and expanded Kick Start to encourage older adults who are approaching their golden years, as well as anyone seeking a career change, to seize their future with both hands.   

"Each day approximately 6,000 Americans turn 65, the traditional age at which people clean out their desk, accept a gold watch from the company and head for the rocking chair," adds Thompson. "But we are witnessing a movement that is changing the face of the nation, and ultimately the world. The boomer generation that is approaching retirement age is more well-educated, healthier, and more motivated than any previous generation in American history. They have a tremendous amount of work experience and life skills that can provide a multitude of opportunities. If my story says anything, it is that it is never too late to re-imagine what you want your life to be." 

To learn more about Thompson and the new updated and expanded edition of Kick Start, visit 91kick.com


About Tom Thompson and Kick Start:

Dr. Emmet C. (Tom) Thompson II, D.S.L., M.S., M.A., entered the health and fitness industry after a 20-year career in commercial real estate. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Management from LeTourneau University, a Master of Science Degree in Kinesiology from the University of North Texas, a Certificate of Advanced Studies in Organizational Leadership from Regent University, a Doctor of Strategic Leadership Degree from Regent University, and a Master of Arts Degree in Teaching from Austin College. 

Thompson is an active researcher with numerous co-authored articles in peer reviewed academic journals. He has co-authored the books Fit To Lead (St. Martin's Press) and Kick Start (Carpenter's Son Publishing). In addition to his writing, Thompson also lectures to both lay and academic groups. 

A former Board of Advisors member of the American Council on Martial Arts, Thompson is an American-born Tae Kwon Do grandmaster, holding the rank of 9th degree black belt.  

On November 14, 2009, he became the oldest football player in NCAA history and the oldest NCAA football player to score a point in a game.

To learn more about Thompson and the new updated and expanded edition of Kick Start, visit 91kick.com

 

To schedule an interview, contact:

McCain & Co. Public Relations                                        Website: mccainpr.com

Email: mccainprnews@mccainpr.com                                 Twitter: @McCainPR

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CLOVERCROFT PUBLISHING SETS JANUARY 31 RELEASE DATE FOR NEW EDITION OF KICK START

Author/Professor/Motivator/NCAA Record Breaker Dr. Emmet C. (Tom) Thompson II Preps Release of Updated and Expanded Version of His Inspiring and Motivational Autobiography

Dr. Emmet C. (Tom) Thompson II is currently readying a new updated and expanded edition of Kick Start for a January 31, 2017 release. (Roark Photography photo)

Dr. Emmet C. (Tom) Thompson II is currently readying a new updated and expanded edition of Kick Start for a January 31, 2017 release. (Roark Photography photo)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (January 19, 2017) - On November 14, 2009, Dr. Emmet C. (Tom) Thompson II kicked his way into the record books. At age 61, he became the oldest football player in NCAA history and the oldest NCAA football player to score a point when he kicked the PAT (Point After Touchdown) in the second quarter of the game between Austin College and Trinity University.

Thompson wrote his name in the record books, then went on to literally write the book on motivation for older adults who are approaching their golden years, as well as anyone seeking a career change, to seize their future with both hands. The original version of his inspiring autobiography, Kick Start, which released in 2012, details his remarkable accomplishments. Now Thompson is prepping the release of a new, updated and expanded edition of Kick Start, which is slated for release on January 31, 2017 through Clovercroft Publishing.

The new updated and expanded edition of Kick Start includes tips on goal setting and intentionality, explores the link between goal setting and physical fitness, and offers suggestions for ditching the "bucket list" for something even better.  

"Like many people, I grew up feeling as though I couldn't catch a break," muses the author, speaker and NCAA football record holder. "With obstacles and setbacks from a very early age, I struggled to find meaning and purpose. As an adult with no real plan, my self-absorbed lifestyle led to divorce, financial stress, and physical injuries. But in time, I found my faith, my purpose, and my soulmate. I discovered it's never too late to kick start your life."   

At an age when most people are contemplating retirement, Thompson earned the first of numerous academic degrees. Through the process of earning a bachelor's degree, a master's degree and ultimately a doctorate, Thompson realized the power of setting goals and striving to reach them. But he also recognized that not all goals are created equal.

"Have you ever achieved a goal, but then didn't experience the long-term sense of fulfillment you were expecting?" asks Thompson. "That happens when you set a goal that is not tied to a core value. When you set a goal that is tied to a core value, you have a greater chance of gaining lasting fulfillment, and it has the added benefit of affecting a whole lot more people than just yourself."

Thompson says he updated and expanded his inspirational and motivational autobiography, Kick Start, to encourage older adults who are approaching their golden years, as well as anyone seeking a career change, to seize their future with both hands.  

"Each day approximately 6,000 Americans turn 65, the traditional age at which people clean out their desk, accept a gold watch from the company and head for the rocking chair," adds Thompson. "But we are witnessing a movement that is changing the face of the nation, and ultimately the world. The boomer generation that is approaching retirement age is more well-educated, healthier, and more motivated than any previous generation in American history. They have a tremendous amount of work experience and life skills that can provide a multitude of opportunities. If my story says anything, it is that it is never too late to re-imagine what you want your life to be." 

To learn more about Thompson and Kick Start, visit 91kick.com


About Tom Thompson and Kick Start:

Dr. Emmet C. (Tom) Thompson II, D.S.L., M.S., M.A., entered the health and fitness industry after a 20-year career in commercial real estate. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Management from LeTourneau University, a Master of Science Degree in Kinesiology from the University of North Texas, a Certificate of Advanced Studies in Organizational Leadership from Regent University, a Doctor of Strategic Leadership Degree from Regent University, and a Master of Arts Degree in Teaching from Austin College. 

Thompson is an active researcher with numerous co-authored articles in peer reviewed academic journals. He has co-authored the books Fit To Lead (St. Martin's Press) and Kick Start (Carpenter's Son Publishing). In addition to his writing, Thompson also lectures to both lay and academic groups. 

A former Board of Advisors member of the American Council on Martial Arts, Thompson is an American-born Tae Kwon Do grandmaster, holding the rank of 9th degree black belt.  

On November 14, 2009, he became the oldest football player in NCAA history and the oldest NCAA football player to score a point in a game.

To learn more about Thompson and the new updated and expanded edition of Kick Start, visit 91kick.com

 

To schedule an interview, contact:

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COPPELL, TEXAS CELEBRATES TOM THOMPSON APPRECIATION DAY

Author/Professor/Motivator Dr. Emmet C. (Tom) Thompson II Honored by his Hometown for His NCAA Record-Breaking Achievements  

Pictured (L to R): Dr. Emmet C. (Tom) Thompson II joins Coppell, Texas, Mayor Karen Hunt to celebrate Coppell's annual Tom Thompson Appreciation Day and discuss the upcoming release of the updated and expanded edition of Kick Start. (Tom Thompson photo)

Pictured (L to R): Dr. Emmet C. (Tom) Thompson II joins Coppell, Texas, Mayor Karen Hunt to celebrate Coppell's annual Tom Thompson Appreciation Day and discuss the upcoming release of the updated and expanded edition of Kick Start. (Tom Thompson photo)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (January 12, 2017) - On November 14, 2009, Dr. Emmet C. (Tom) Thompson II kicked his way into the record books. At age 61, he became the oldest football player in NCAA history and the oldest NCAA football player to score a point when he kicked the PAT (Point After Touchdown) in the second quarter of the game between Austin College and Trinity University.

Thompson's hometown of Coppell, Texas, is honoring that record-breaking feat today during its annual Tom Thompson Appreciation Day. During the event, Thompson made a personal appearance in town, meeting with Mayor Karen Hunt, and discussing the updated and expanded edition of his inspiring autobiography, Kick Start, which details his remarkable accomplishments.

"Coppell, Texas might be the perfect place to live, work and raise a family," says Thompson. "I am so blessed to live here, and I am honored to celebrate Tom Thompson Appreciation Day with Mayor Hunt!"  

The new updated and expanded edition of Kick Start includes tips on goal setting and intentionality, explores the link between goal setting and physical fitness, and offers suggestions for ditching the "bucket list" for something even better. The new edition is slated to release January 31, 2017 through Clovercroft Publishing.

"Like many people, I grew up feeling as though I couldn't catch a break," muses the author, speaker and NCAA football record holder. "With obstacles and setbacks from a very early age, I struggled to find meaning and purpose. As an adult with no real plan, my self-absorbed lifestyle led to divorce, financial stress, and physical injuries. But in time, I found my faith, my purpose, and my soulmate. I discovered it's never too late to kick start your life."   

At an age when most people are contemplating retirement, Thompson earned the first of numerous academic degrees. Through the process of earning a bachelor's degree, a master's degree and ultimately a doctorate, Thompson realized the power of setting goals and striving to reach them. But he also recognized that not all goals are created equal.

"Have you ever achieved a goal, but then didn't experience the long-term sense of fulfillment you were expecting?" asks Thompson. "That happens when you set a goal that is not tied to a core value. When you set a goal that is tied to a core value, you have a greater chance of gaining lasting fulfillment, and it has the added benefit of affecting a whole lot more people than just yourself."

Thompson wrote his inspirational and motivational autobiography, Kick Start, to encourage older adults who are approaching their golden years, as well as anyone seeking a career change, to seize their future with both hands.  

"Each day approximately 6,000 Americans turn 65, the traditional age at which people clean out their desk, accept a gold watch from the company and head for the rocking chair," adds Thompson. "But we are witnessing a movement that is changing the face of the nation, and ultimately the world. The boomer generation that is approaching retirement age is more well-educated, healthier, and more motivated than any previous generation in American history. They have a tremendous amount of work experience and life skills that can provide a multitude of opportunities. If my story says anything, it is that it is never too late to re-imagine what you want your life to be." 

To learn more about Thompson and Kick Start, visit 91kick.com


About Tom Thompson and Kick Start:

Dr. Emmet C. (Tom) Thompson II, D.S.L., M.S., M.A., entered the health and fitness industry after a 20-year career in commercial real estate. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Management from LeTourneau University, a Master of Science Degree in Kinesiology from the University of North Texas, a Certificate of Advanced Studies in Organizational Leadership from Regent University, and a Doctor of Strategic Leadership Degree from Regent University, and a Master of Arts Degree in Teaching from Austin College. 

Dr. Thompson is an active researcher with numerous co-authored articles in peer reviewed academic journals. He has co-authored the books Fit To Lead (St. Martin's Press) and

Kick Start (Carpenter's Son Publishing). In addition to his writing, Dr. Thompson also lectures to both lay and academic groups. 

A former Board of Advisors member of the American Council on Martial Arts, Dr. Thompson is an American-born Tae Kwon Do grandmaster, holding the rank of 9th degree black belt.  

On November 14, 2009, he became the oldest football player in NCAA history and the oldest NCAA football player to score a point in a game.

To learn more about Dr. Thompson and Kick Start, visit 91kick.com

 

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NCAA RECORD HOLDER TOM THOMPSON PREPS EXPANDED 2ND EDITION OF HIS INSPIRATIONAL BOOK, KICK START

Author/Professor/Motivator Dr. Emmet C. (Tom) Thompson II Encourages Readers to 'Ditch the Bucket List' in New Release Slated for January 17, 2017

Dr. Emmet C. (Tom) Thompson II is currently readying the revised second edition of Kick Start for a January 17, 2017 release. (Roark Photography photo)

Dr. Emmet C. (Tom) Thompson II is currently readying the revised second edition of Kick Start for a January 17, 2017 release. (Roark Photography photo)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (December 6, 2016) - On November 14, 2009, Dr. Emmet C. (Tom) Thompson II kicked his way into the record books. At age 61, he became the oldest football player in NCAA history and the oldest NCAA football player to score a point when he kicked the PAT (Point After Touchdown) in the second quarter of the game between Austin College and Trinity University.  

Dr. Thompson details his remarkable accomplishment in his inspiring autobiography, Kick Start. Thompson is now putting the finishing touches on the expanded second edition of the book, which is slated to release January 17, 2017 through Clovercroft Publishing.

The new expanded 2nd edition of Kick Start includes tips on goal setting and intentionality, explores the link between goal setting and physical fitness, and offers suggestions for ditching the "bucket list" for something even better. 

"Like many people, I grew up feeling as though I couldn't catch a break," muses the author, speaker and NCAA football record holder. "With obstacles and setbacks from a very early age, I struggled to find meaning and purpose. As an adult with no real plan, my self-absorbed lifestyle led to divorce, financial stress, and physical injuries. But in time, I found my faith, my purpose, and my soulmate. I discovered it's never too late to kick start your life." 

At an age when most people are contemplating retirement, Dr. Thompson earned the first of numerous academic degrees. Through the process of earning a bachelor's degree, a master's degree and ultimately a doctorate, Thompson realized the power of setting goals and striving to reach them. But he also recognized that not all goals are created equal.

"Have you ever achieved a goal, but then didn't experience the long-term sense of fulfillment you were expecting?" asks Dr. Thompson. "That happens when you set a goal that is not tied to a core value. When you set a goal that is tied to a core value, you have a greater chance of gaining lasting fulfillment, and it has the added benefit of affecting a whole lot more people than just yourself."

Dr. Thompson wrote his inspirational and motivational autobiography, Kick Start, to encourage older adults who are approaching their golden years, as well as anyone seeking a career change, to seize their future with both hands.  

"Each day approximately 6,000 Americans turn 65, the traditional age at which people clean out their desk, accept a gold watch from the company and head for the rocking chair," adds Dr. Thompson. "But we are witnessing a movement that is changing the face of the nation, and ultimately the world. The boomer generation that is approaching retirement age is more well-educated, healthier, and more motivated than any previous generation in American history. They have a tremendous amount of work experience and life skills that can provide a multitude of opportunities. If my story says anything, it is that it is never too late to re-imagine what you want your life to be." 

To learn more about Dr. Thompson and Kick Start, visit 91kick.com


About Tom Thompson and Kick Start:

Dr. Emmet C. (Tom) Thompson II, D.S.L., M.S., M.A., entered the health and fitness industry after a 20-year career in commercial real estate. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Management from LeTourneau University, a Master of Science Degree in Kinesiology from the University of North Texas, a Certificate of Advanced Studies in Organizational Leadership from Regent University, and a Doctor of Strategic Leadership Degree from Regent University, and a Master of Arts Degree in Teaching from Austin College. 

Dr. Thompson is an active researcher with numerous co-authored articles in peer reviewed academic journals. He has co-authored the books Fit To Lead (St. Martin's Press) and

Kick Start (Carpenter's Son Publishing). In addition to his writing, Dr. Thompson also lectures to both lay and academic groups. 

A former Board of Advisors member of the American Council on Martial Arts, Dr. Thompson is an American-born Tae Kwon Do grandmaster, holding the rank of 9th degree black belt.  

On November 14, 2009, he became the oldest football player in NCAA history and the oldest NCAA football player to score a point in a game.

To learn more about Dr. Thompson and Kick Start, visit 91kick.com

 

To schedule an interview, contact:

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NCAA RECORD HOLDER AND AUTHOR TOM THOMPSON CELEBRATES 7th ANNIVERSARY OF HISTORIC KICK

Author/Professor/Motivator Dr. Emmet C. (Tom) Thompson II Preps Expanded Second Edition of His Inspirational Book, Kick Start, For 2017 Release

NCAA record holder and author Dr. Emmet C. (Tom) Thompson II celebrates the 7th Anniversary of his historic game-winning kick today. He tells the inspiring story in his autobiography, Kick Start. (Roark Photography photo)

NCAA record holder and author Dr. Emmet C. (Tom) Thompson II celebrates the 7th Anniversary of his historic game-winning kick today. He tells the inspiring story in his autobiography, Kick Start. (Roark Photography photo)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (November 14, 2016) - NCAA football record holder, author and speaker Dr. Emmet C. (Tom) Thompson II kicked his way into the record books when, at age 61, he became the oldest football player in NCAA history and the oldest NCAA football player to score a point when he kicked the PAT (Point After Touchdown) in the second quarter of the game between Austin College and Trinity University on November 14, 2009.

"It's hard to believe it's been seven years since I made my historic kick," Thompson muses. "Since that day, I have been so fortunate to have met such wonderful people while sharing my story."

Thompson details his remarkable accomplishment in his inspirational and motivational autobiography, Kick Start. He is currently working on an expanded second edition of Kick Start, which is slated for a January 2017 release through Clovercroft Publishing. 

"Each day approximately 6,000 Americans turn 65, the traditional age at which people clean out their desk, accept a gold watch from the company and head for the rocking chair," Thompson says. "But we are witnessing a movement that is changing the face of the nation, and ultimately the world. The boomer generation that is approaching retirement age is more well-educated, healthier, and more motivated than any previous generation in American history. They have a tremendous amount of work experience and life skills that can provide a multitude of opportunities. If my story says anything, it is that it is never too late to re-imagine what you want your life to be."

Tom Thompson (R) makes his history-making kick in 2009. (Austin College photo) 

Tom Thompson (R) makes his history-making kick in 2009. (Austin College photo) 

 At an age when most people are contemplating retirement, Thompson earned the first of numerous academic degrees. Through the process of earning a bachelor's degree, a master's degree and ultimately a doctorate, Thompson realized the power of setting goals and striving to reach them. But he also recognized that not all goals are created equal.

"Have you ever achieved a goal, but then didn't experience that long-term sense of fulfillment you were expecting?" Thompson asks. "That happens when you set a goal that is not tied to a core value. When you set a goal that is tied to a core value, you have a greater chance of gaining lasting fulfillment, and it has the added benefit of affecting a whole lot more people than just yourself."

Thompson wrote his inspirational and motivational autobiography, Kick Start, to encourage older adults who are approaching their golden years, as well as anyone seeking a career change, to seize their future with both hands.  

To learn more about Tom Thompson, Kick Start, or to watch a video of his historic kick, visit 91kick.com

Dr. Emmet C. (Tom) Thompson II is currently readying the expanded second edition of Kick Start for an early 2017 release. (Roark Photography photo)

Dr. Emmet C. (Tom) Thompson II is currently readying the expanded second edition of Kick Start for an early 2017 release. (Roark Photography photo)

About Tom Thompson and Kick Start:

Dr. Emmet C. (Tom) Thompson II, D.S.L., M.S., M.A., entered the health and fitness industry after a 20-year career in commercial real estate. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Management from LeTourneau University, a Master of Science Degree in Kinesiology from the University of North Texas, a Certificate of Advanced Studies in Organizational Leadership from Regent University, and a Doctor of Strategic Leadership Degree from Regent University, and a Master of Arts Degree in Teaching from Austin College. 
 

Dr. Thompson is an active researcher with numerous co-authored articles in peer reviewed academic journals. He has co-authored the booksFit To Lead (St. Martin's Press) and

Kick Start (Carpenter's Son Publishing). In addition to his writing, Dr. Thompson also lectures to both lay and academic groups. 

A former Board of Advisors member of the American Council on Martial Arts, Dr. Thompson is an American-born Tae Kwon Do grandmaster, holding the rank of 9th degree black belt.  


On November 14, 2009, he became the oldest football player in NCAA history and the oldest NCAA football player to score a point in a game.

To learn more about Dr. Thompson and Kick Start, visit 91kick.com.

 

 

To schedule an interview, contact:

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NCAA RECORD HOLDER TOM THOMPSON CELEBRATES AUSTIN COLLEGE HOMECOMING WITH BOOK SIGNING

Author/Professor/Motivator Dr. Emmet C. (Tom) Thompson II Shares Stories From His Inspirational Book, Kick Start, with Students and Alumni at Austin College, Where He Entered NCAA Record Books

Author, speaker and NCAA record holder, Dr. Emmet C. (Tom) Thompson II, recently appeared at a book signing during Homecoming Week at his alma mater, Austin College, to discuss and sign copies of his inspiring autobiography, Kick Start. Pictured: Tom Thomspon (front row) with several members of the Austin College bookstore staff. (Tom Thompson photo)

Author, speaker and NCAA record holder, Dr. Emmet C. (Tom) Thompson II, recently appeared at a book signing during Homecoming Week at his alma mater, Austin College, to discuss and sign copies of his inspiring autobiography, Kick Start. Pictured: Tom Thomspon (front row) with several members of the Austin College bookstore staff. (Tom Thompson photo)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (November 11, 2016) - Author, speaker and NCAA football record holder Dr. Emmet C. (Tom) Thompson II kicked his way into the record books when, at age 61, he became the oldest football player in NCAA history and the oldest NCAA football player to score a point when he kicked the PAT (Point After Touchdown) in the second quarter of the game between Austin College and Trinity University on November 14, 2009. Thompson, who is a football coach at Austin College,recently took time out from his coaching duties to celebrate the school's Homecoming weekend, to share stories with the school's alumni, and to sign copies of his inspirational, autobiographical and motivational book, Kick Start. Thompson details his remarkable accomplishment in the expanded second edition of Kick Start, which is slated for a January 2017 release through Clovercroft Publishing.

"I always enjoy having the opportunity to spend time visiting with the Austin College alums that attend the book signing during homecoming weekend," says Thompson.

"Each day approximately 6,000 Americans turn 65, the traditional age at which people clean out their desk, accept a gold watch from the company and head for the rocking chair," Thompson says. "But we are witnessing a movement that is changing the face of the nation, and ultimately the world. The boomer generation that is approaching retirement age is more well-educated, healthier, and more motivated than any previous generation in American history. They have a tremendous amount of work experience and life skills that can provide a multitude of opportunities. If my story says anything, it is that it is never too late to re-imagine what you want your life to be."

At an age when most people are contemplating retirement, Thompson earned the first of numerous academic degrees. Through the process of earning a bachelor's degree, a master's degree and ultimately a doctorate, Thompson realized the power of setting goals and striving to reach them. But he also recognized that not all goals are created equal.

"Have you ever achieved a goal, but then didn't experience that long-term sense of fulfillment you were expecting?" Thompson asks. "That happens when you set a goal that is not tied to a core value. When you set a goal that is tied to a core value, you have a greater chance of gaining lasting fulfillment, and it has the added benefit of affecting a whole lot more people than just yourself."

Thompson wrote his inspirational and motivational autobiography, Kick Start, to encourage older adults who are approaching their golden years, as well as anyone seeking a career change, to seize their future with both hands.   

To learn more about Dr. Thompson and Kick Start, visit 91kick.com


About Tom Thompson and Kick Start:

Dr. Emmet C. (Tom) Thompson II is currently readying the expanded second edition of Kick Start for an early 2017 release. (Roark Photography photo)

Dr. Emmet C. (Tom) Thompson II is currently readying the expanded second edition of Kick Start for an early 2017 release. (Roark Photography photo)

Dr. Emmet C. (Tom) Thompson II, D.S.L., M.S., M.A., entered the health and fitness industry after a 20-year career in commercial real estate. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Management from LeTourneau University, a Master of Science Degree in Kinesiology from the University of North Texas, a Certificate of Advanced Studies in Organizational Leadership from Regent University, and a Doctor of Strategic Leadership Degree from Regent University, and a Master of Arts Degree in Teaching from Austin College. 

Dr. Thompson is an active researcher with numerous co-authored articles in peer reviewed academic journals. He has co-authored the booksFit To Lead (St. Martin's Press) and

Kick Start (Carpenter's Son Publishing). In addition to his writing, Dr. Thompson also lectures to both lay and academic groups. 

A former Board of Advisors member of the American Council on Martial Arts, Dr. Thompson is an American-born Tae Kwon Do grandmaster, holding the rank of 9th degree black belt.  


On November 14, 2009, he became the oldest football player in NCAA history and the oldest NCAA football player to score a point in a game.

To learn more about Dr. Thompson and Kick Start, visit 91kick.com.

To schedule an interview, contact:

McCain & Co. Public Relations                                        Website: mccainpr.com

Email: mccainprnews@mccainpr.com                                  Twitter: @McCainPR

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NCAA RECORD HOLDER TOM THOMPSON APPEARS AS A GUEST ON CORNERSTONE TV'S REAL LIFE

Author/Professor/Motivator Dr. Emmet C. (Tom) Thompson II Discusses His Inspirational Book,Kick Start, on The Cornerstone Television Network's Flagship Program

Author, speaker and NCAA record holder, Dr. Emmet C. (Tom) Thompson II, recently appeared on Cornerstone Television's flagship show, Real Life, to discuss his inspiring autobiography, Kick Start. (Cornerstone Television Network photo)

Author, speaker and NCAA record holder, Dr. Emmet C. (Tom) Thompson II, recently appeared on Cornerstone Television's flagship show, Real Life, to discuss his inspiring autobiography, Kick Start. (Cornerstone Television Network photo)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (October 27, 2016) - Author, speaker and NCAA football record holder Dr. Emmet C. (Tom) Thompson II recently appeared as a guest on the Cornerstone Television Network's flagship program, Real Life, where he discussed his inspirational and motivational book, Kick Start. Fans can access the archived show through the network's website at reallife.ctvn.org

"It was a pleasure meeting everyone at Cornerstone," says Thompson. "The staff was most helpful and they were so quick to make sure I was taken care of. I look forward to another visit." 

On November 14, 2009, Dr. Emmet C. (Tom) Thompson II kicked his way into the record books. At age 61, he became the oldest football player in NCAA history and the oldest NCAA football player to score a point when he kicked the PAT (Point After Touchdown) in the second quarter of the game between Austin College and Trinity University. Thompson details his remarkable accomplishment in his inspiring autobiography, Kick Start. The revised second edition of Kick Start is slated for a January 2017 release through Clovercroft Publishing.

"Each day approximately 6,000 Americans turn 65, the traditional age at which people clean out their desk, accept a gold watch from the company and head for the rocking chair," Thompson says. "But we are witnessing a movement that is changing the face of the nation, and ultimately the world. The boomer generation that is approaching retirement age is more well-educated, healthier, and more motivated than any previous generation in American history. They have a tremendous amount of work experience and life skills that can provide a multitude of opportunities. If my story says anything, it is that it is never too late to re-imagine what you want your life to be."

At an age when most people are contemplating retirement, Thompson earned the first of numerous academic degrees. Through the process of earning a bachelor's degree, a master's degree and ultimately a doctorate, Thompson realized the power of setting goals and striving to reach them. But he also recognized that not all goals are created equal.

"Have you ever achieved a goal, but then didn't experience that long-term sense of fulfillment you were expecting?" Thompson asks. "That happens when you set a goal that is not tied to a core value. When you set a goal that is tied to a core value, you have a greater chance of gaining lasting fulfillment, and it has the added benefit of affecting a whole lot more people than just yourself."

Thompson wrote his inspirational and motivational autobiography, Kick Start, to encourage older adults who are approaching their golden years, as well as anyone seeking a career change, to seize their future with both hands.   

To learn more about Dr. Thompson and Kick Start, visit 91kick.com

Dr. Emmet C. (Tom) Thompson II is currently readying the revised second edition of Kick Start for an early 2017 release. (Roark Photography photo)

Dr. Emmet C. (Tom) Thompson II is currently readying the revised second edition of Kick Start for an early 2017 release. (Roark Photography photo)

Dr. Emmet C. (Tom) Thompson II, D.S.L., M.S., M.A., entered the health and fitness industry after a 20-year career in commercial real estate. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Management from LeTourneau University, a Master of Science Degree in Kinesiology from the University of North Texas, a Certificate of Advanced Studies in Organizational Leadership from Regent University, and a Doctor of Strategic Leadership Degree from Regent University, and a Master of Arts Degree in Teaching from Austin College. 
 

Dr. Thompson is an active researcher with numerous co-authored articles in peer reviewed academic journals. He has co-authored the booksFit To Lead (St. Martin's Press) and

Kick Start (Carpenter's Son Publishing). In addition to his writing, Dr. Thompson also lectures to both lay and academic groups. 

A former Board of Advisors member of the American Council on Martial Arts, Dr. Thompson is an American-born Tae Kwon Do grandmaster, holding the rank of 9th degree black belt.  


On November 14, 2009, he became the oldest football player in NCAA history and the oldest NCAA football player to score a point in a game.

To learn more about Dr. Thompson and Kick Start, visit 91kick.com. 

About Cornerstone Television Network and Real Life

Real Life enters season 4 with a jam packed hour of inspiration with engaging interviews, exciting lifestyle segments, music, and Good News. Additionally, fascinating segments focus on Ancient Jewish Wisdom, Miracles in American History, Stories of Unshakable Faith & Hard Questions. Multiple hosts lead the viewer on a dash to explore their faith and prayer that will change their lives.
 
Cornerstone is dedicated to taking the Gospel of Jesus to as many people as quickly as possible through anointed broadcast programs and life-changing humanitarian efforts.
 

Cornerstone Television Network is a viewer-supported ministry that reaches 5.8 million homes in the U.S. and and throughout the Western Hemisphere. Airing 24 hours a day, seven days a week, Cornerstone Television Network programs are broadcast to more than 100 affiliate stations nationwide through SkyAngel and Glorystar, as well as online at ctvn.org. Additionally, Cornerstone is seen on Roku, Apple and Android Apps.

 

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NCAA RECORD HOLDER TOM THOMPSON TO APPEAR AS GUEST ON CORNERSTONE TV'S REAL LIFE

Author/Professor/Motivator Dr. Emmet C. (Tom) Thompson II To Discuss His Inspirational and Motivational Book, Kick Start on The Cornerstone Television Network's Flagship Program

 Author, speaker and NCAA record holder, Dr. Emmet C. (Tom) Thompson II, is set to appear on Cornerstone Television's flagship show, Real Life, on Thursday, September 29, 2016, to discuss his inspiring autobiography, Kick Start. (Roark Photography photo)

 Author, speaker and NCAA record holder, Dr. Emmet C. (Tom) Thompson II, is set to appear on Cornerstone Television's flagship show, Real Life, on Thursday, September 29, 2016, to discuss his inspiring autobiography, Kick Start. (Roark Photography photo)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (September 28, 2016) - Author, speaker and NCAA football record holder Dr. Emmet C. (Tom) Thompson II is slated to appear as a guest on the Cornerstone Television Network's flagship program, Real Life, on Thursday, September 29, 2016, where he will discuss his book, Kick Start

Fans can watch the show live at 9:00 a.m. (ET), or catch the re-broadcast that night at 8:00 p.m. and 1:00 a.m. Viewers around the world can watch the program live online at ctvn.org/watch/watch-live or access the archived show through the network's website at reallife.ctvn.org. Those with a Roku enabled TV can watch the archived show on demand for free by adding the Cornerstone Network at owner.roku.com/ad/cornerstonenetwork.
 

On November 14, 2009, Dr. Emmet C. (Tom) Thompson II kicked his way into the record books. At age 61, he became the oldest football player in NCAA history and the oldest NCAA football player to score a point when he kicked the PAT (Point After Touchdown) in the second quarter of the game between Austin College and Trinity University. Thompson details his remarkable accomplishment in his inspiring autobiography, Kick Start. The updated second edition of Kick Start is slated for a January 2017 release through Clovercroft Publishing.

"Each day approximately 6,000 Americans turn 65, the traditional age at which people clean out their desk, accept a gold watch from the company and head for the rocking chair," Thompson says. "But we are witnessing a movement that is changing the face of the nation, and ultimately the world. The boomer generation that is approaching retirement age is more well-educated, healthier, and more motivated than any previous generation in American history. They have a tremendous amount of work experience and life skills that can provide a multitude of opportunities. If my story says anything, it is that it is never too late to re-imagine what you want your life to be."

At an age when most people are contemplating retirement, Thompson earned the first of numerous academic degrees. Through the process of earning a bachelor's degree, a master's degree and ultimately a doctorate, Thompson realized the power of setting goals and striving to reach them. But he also recognized that not all goals are created equal.

"Have you ever achieved a goal, but then didn't experience that long-term sense of fulfillment you were expecting?" Thompson asks. "That happens when you set a goal that is not tied to a core value. When you set a goal that is tied to a core value, you have a greater chance of gaining lasting fulfillment, and it has the added benefit of affecting a whole lot more people than just yourself."

Thompson wrote his inspirational and motivational autobiography, Kick Start, to encourage older adults who are approaching their golden years, as well as anyone seeking a career change, to seize their future with both hands.  

To learn more about Dr. Thompson and Kick Start, visit 91kick.com

About Tom Thompson and Kick Start:

Dr. Emmet C. (Tom) Thompson II is currently readying the second edition of Kick Start for an early 2017 release. (Roark Photography photo)

Dr. Emmet C. (Tom) Thompson II is currently readying the second edition of Kick Start for an early 2017 release. (Roark Photography photo)

Dr. Emmet C. (Tom) Thompson II, D.S.L., M.S., M.A., entered the health and fitness industry after a 20-year career in commercial real estate. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Management from LeTourneau University, a Master of Science Degree in Kinesiology from the University of North Texas, a Certificate of Advanced Studies in Organizational Leadership from Regent University, and a Doctor of Strategic Leadership Degree from Regent University, and a Master of Arts Degree in Teaching from Austin College. 

Dr. Thompson is an active researcher with numerous co-authored articles in peer reviewed academic journals. He has co-authored the booksFit To Lead (St. Martin's Press) and

Kick Start (Carpenter's Son Publishing). In addition to his writing, Dr. Thompson also lectures to both lay and academic groups. 

A former Board of Advisors member of the American Council on Martial Arts, Dr. Thompson is an American-born Tae Kwon Do grandmaster, holding the rank of 9th degree black belt.  


On November 14, 2009, he became the oldest football player in NCAA history and the oldest NCAA football player to score a point in a game.

To learn more about Dr. Thompson and Kick Start, visit 91kick.com. 

About Cornerstone Television Network and Real Life

For two years, viewers have grown to love Cornerstone Television Network's flagship program, Real Life--a full hour of information, advice, and diverse, life-changing segments. In season 3, Real Life returned with a new twist!  With its new format, the second half of Real Life becomes Real Life 360--with shorter, fast-paced segments; to-the-point interviews, and even more inspiring segments featuring exciting stories and guests who focus on health, exercise, entertainment and other lifestyle topics, musical artists who shine the love of God into the lives of the viewing family, and weekly Bible teaching to make the viewers feel refreshed, encouraged, and challenged every day. 

Cornerstone Television Network is a viewer-supported ministry that reaches 5.8 million homes in the U.S. and and throughout the Western Hemisphere. Airing 24 hours a day, seven days a week, Cornerstone Television Network programs are broadcast to more than 100 affiliate stations nationwide through SkyAngel and Glorystar, as well as online at ctvn.org.


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NCAA RECORD HOLDER TOM THOMPSON VISITS COLLEGE FOOTBALL HALL OF FAME

Author/Educator/Motivator Dr. Emmet C. (Tom) Thompson II Shares Father-Son Moment While Viewing His Jersey that is Enshrined at the CFHOF

Author, speaker and NCAA record holder, Dr. Emmet C. (Tom) Thompson II, and his son, Jon Rawles, recently visited the College Football Hall of Fame where the elder Thompson's jersey is on revolving display. Pictured: (L to R): Jon Rawles Thompson and Tom Thompson. (Dr. Emmet C. (Tom) Thompson II photo)

Author, speaker and NCAA record holder, Dr. Emmet C. (Tom) Thompson II, and his son, Jon Rawles, recently visited the College Football Hall of Fame where the elder Thompson's jersey is on revolving display. Pictured: (L to R): Jon Rawles Thompson and Tom Thompson. (Dr. Emmet C. (Tom) Thompson II photo)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (July 26, 2016) - On November 14, 2009, Dr. Emmet C. (Tom) Thompson II kicked his way into the record books. At age 61, he became the oldest football player in NCAA history and the oldest NCAA football player to score a point when he kicked the PAT (Point After Touchdown) in the second quarter of the game between Austin College and Trinity University. The College Football Hall of Fame commemorated the event by including Thompson's football jersey in its collection of sports artifacts. 

Thompson recently had the opportunity to visit the College Football Hall of Fame (CFHOF), where he shared a special father-son moment as the curator brought the jersey out for Thompson and his son to view it together.

"Robert Bready, Senior Manager of The College Football Hall of Fame, greeted me and my family with open arms and treated us like royalty," says Thompson. "They gave us a personal tour of the facility, and a highlight of the visit was when they brought out my Austin College jersey for my 9 year old son to see. It was a very special moment for us both."

Thompson details his record-breaking accomplishment in his inspirational and motivational autobiography, Kick Start. Thompson wrote the book to encourage older adults who are approaching their golden years, and anyone else who may be facing a change in their life's direction, to seize their future with both hands. He is currently hard at work on an updated and revised second edition of the book, which is slated for an early 2017 release.

Author, speaker and NCAA record holder, Dr. Emmet C. (Tom) Thompson II, and his son, Jon Rawles,, look out over a collection of helmets at the College Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta. (Dr. Emmet C. (Tom) Thompson II photo)

Author, speaker and NCAA record holder, Dr. Emmet C. (Tom) Thompson II, and his son, Jon Rawles,, look out over a collection of helmets at the College Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta. (Dr. Emmet C. (Tom) Thompson II photo)

"Each day, approximately 6,000 Americans turn 65, the traditional age at which people clean out their desk, accept a gold watch from the company and head for the rocking chair," says Thompson. "But we are witnessing a movement that is changing the face of the nation, and ultimately the world. The boomer generation that is approaching retirement age is more well-educated, healthier, and more motivated than any previous generation in American history. They have a tremendous amount of work experience and life skills that can provide a multitude of opportunities. If my story says anything, it is that it is never too late to re-imagine what you want your life to be."

At an age when many people are contemplating retirement, Thompson earned the first of numerous academic degrees. Through the process of earning a bachelor's degree, a master's degree and ultimately a doctorate, Thompson realized the power of setting goals and striving to reach them. But he also recognized that not all goals are created equal. 

"Have you ever achieved a goal, but then didn't experience that long-term sense of fulfillment you were expecting?" Thompson asks. "That happens when you set a goal that is not tied to a core value. When you set a goal that is tied to a core value, you have a greater chance of gaining lasting fulfillment, and it has the added benefit of affecting a whole lot more people than just yourself."

To learn more about Dr. Thompson and Kick Start, visit 91kick.com

About Tom Thompson and Kick Start:

Dr. Emmet C. (Tom) Thompson II wrote his inspirational and motivational autobiography, Kick Start, to encourage older adults who are approaching their golden years to seize their future with both hands. Thompson is currently readying the second edition of Kick Start for an early 2017 release. (Roark Photography photo)  

Dr. Emmet C. (Tom) Thompson II wrote his inspirational and motivational autobiography, Kick Start, to encourage older adults who are approaching their golden years to seize their future with both hands. Thompson is currently readying the second edition of Kick Start for an early 2017 release. (Roark Photography photo)

 

Dr. Emmet C. (Tom) Thompson II, D.S.L., M.S., M.A., entered the health and fitness industry after a 20-year career in commercial real estate. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Management from LeTourneau University, a Master of Science Degree in Kinesiology from the University of North Texas, a Certificate of Advanced Studies in Organizational Leadership from Regent University, and a Doctor of Strategic Leadership Degree from Regent University, and a Master of Arts Degree in Teaching from Austin College. 

Dr. Thompson in as active researcher with numerous co-authored articles in peer reviews academic journals. He has co-authored the book Fit To Lead (St. Martin's Press) andKick Start (Carpenter's Son Publishing). In addition to his writing, Dr. Thompson also lectures to both lay and academic groups. 

A former Board of Advisors member of the American Council on Martial Arts, Dr. Thompson is an American-born Tae Kwon Do grandmaster, holding the rank of 9th degree black belt.  

On November 14, 2009, he became the oldest football player in NCAA history and the oldest NCAA football player to score a point in a game.

To learn more about Dr. Thompson and Kick Start, visit 91kick.com.

About The College Football Hall of Fame: 

The College Football Hall of Fame and Chick-fil-A Fan Experience opened in downtown Atlanta in August 2014. College football fans can visit the attraction from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday. The 94,256 sq ft facility is located adjacent to the Georgia World Congress Center on Marietta Street, next to Centennial Olympic Park and near the Georgia Dome.
 

As of 2015, the total number of players inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame was 963, and there were 209 coaches. Among the nearly five million players and coaches who have been involved with the sport, only 0.0002 percent have been inducted to the College Football Hall of Fame. 

For more information about The College Football Hall of Fame, visit cfbhall.com.


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NCAA RECORD HOLDER TOM THOMPSON DISCUSSES HIS BOOK, KICK START, ON THE HARVEST SHOW

Author/Educator/Motivator Dr. Emmet C. (Tom) Thompson II Encourages Viewers to Grab Life With Both Hands

Author, speaker and NCAA record holder, Dr. Emmet C. (Tom) Thompson II, recently appeared as a guest on The Harvest Show. Pictured: (Third from R): Thompson and The Harvest Show co-hosts (L to R): Chuck Freebyl, Valerie Lowe, Thompson and Stefan Radelich. (Dr. Emmet C. (Tom) Thompson II photo)

Author, speaker and NCAA record holder, Dr. Emmet C. (Tom) Thompson II, recently appeared as a guest on The Harvest Show. Pictured: (Third from R): Thompson and The Harvest Show co-hosts (L to R): Chuck Freebyl, Valerie Lowe, Thompson and Stefan Radelich. (Dr. Emmet C. (Tom) Thompson II photo)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (May 25, 2016) - Author, educator and NCAA football record holder Dr. Emmet C. (Tom) Thompson recently appeared as a guest on LeSea Broadcasting's flagship program, The Harvest Show.

Thompson joined hosts Stefan Radelich, Valerie Lowe and Chuck Freebyl to discuss his inspirational and motivational book, Kick Start. During the program Thompson encouraged viewers to grab life with both hands.

To watch Tom Thompson on The Harvest Show, visit goo.gl/0CTeJL.  

On November 14, 2009, Dr. Emmet C. (Tom) Thompson II kicked his way into the record books. At age 61, he became the oldest football player in NCAA history and the oldest NCAA football player to score a point when he kicked the PAT (Point After Touchdown) in the second quarter of the game between Austin College and Trinity University. Thompson details his remarkable accomplishment in his inspiring autobiography, Kick Start

"Each day approximately 6,000 Americans turn 65, the traditional age at which people clean out their desk, accept a gold watch from the company and head for the rocking chair," Thompson says. "But we are witnessing a movement that is changing the face of the nation, and ultimately the world. The boomer generation that is approaching retirement age is more well-educated, healthier, and more motivated than any previous generation in American history. They have a tremendous amount of work experience and life skills that can provide a multitude of opportunities. If my story says anything, it is that it is never too late to re-imagine what you want your life to be."

At an age when many people are contemplating retirement, Thompson earned the first of numerous academic degrees. Through the process of earning a bachelor's degree, a master's degree and ultimately a doctorate, Thompson realized the power of setting goals and striving to reach them. But he also recognized that not all goals are created equal.

"Have you ever achieved a goal, but then didn't experience that long-term sense of fulfillment you were expecting?" Thompson asks. "That happens when you set a goal that is not tied to a core value. When you set a goal that is tied to a core value, you have a greater chance of gaining lasting fulfillment, and it has the added benefit of affecting a whole lot more people than just yourself."

Thompson wrote his inspirational and motivational autobiography, Kick Start, to encourage older adults who are approaching their golden years, and anyone else who may be facing a change in their life's direction, to seize their future with both hands.

Dr. Emmet C. (Tom) Thompson II wrote his inspirational and motivational autobiography, Kick Start, to encourage older adults who are approaching their golden years to seize their future with both hands. (Roark Photography photo)

Dr. Emmet C. (Tom) Thompson II wrote his inspirational and motivational autobiography,

Kick Start, to encourage older adults who are approaching their golden years to seize their future with both hands. (Roark Photography photo)

About Tom Thompson and Kick Start:

Dr. Emmet C. (Tom) Thompson II, D.S.L., M.S., M.A., entered the health and fitness industry after a 20-year career in commercial real estate. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Management from LeTourneau University, a Master of Science Degree in Kinesiology from the University of North Texas, a Certificate of Advanced Studies in Organizational Leadership from Regent University, and a Doctor of Strategic Leadership Degree from Regent University, and a Master of Arts Degree in Teaching from Austin College. 

Dr. Thompson is an active researcher with numerous co-authored articles in peer reviewed academic journals. He has co-authored the books Fit To Lead (St. Martin's Press) and Kick Start (Carpenter's Son Publishing). In addition to his writing, Dr. Thompson also lectures to both lay and academic groups. 

A former Board of Advisors member of the American Council on Martial Arts, Dr. Thompson is an American-born Tae Kwon Do grandmaster, holding the rank of 9th degree black belt.  


On November 14, 2009, he became the oldest football player in NCAA history and the oldest NCAA football player to score a point in a game.

To learn more about Dr. Thompson and Kick Start, visit 91kick.com.

About LeSea Broadcasting Network and The Harvest Show:
LeSea Broadcasting Network, with studios in South Bend, Indiana, reaches more than 46 million North American homes through 13 LeSea affiliate stations, including Denver, Tulsa, Honolulu, Colorado Springs, and New Orleans. Worldwide, LeSea has an audience of more than 78 million in Europe and Africa, also reaching 73 million homes in the Middle East and 8 million homes in South America.

The Harvest Show is available through satellite TV, Channel 367 on DirecTV and on the Internet. For more information on The Harvest Show or to watch online, visit harvest-tv.com.


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NCAA RECORD HOLDER TOM THOMPSON TO DISCUSS HIS BOOK, KICK START, ON FRIENDS & NEIGHBORS

Inspirational and Motivational Autobiography Encourages Those Facing a Change in Their Life's Direction to Seize their Future with Both Hands

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (April 13, 2016) -NCAA football record holder Dr. Emmet C. (Tom) Thompson is slated to appear as a guest on WATC-57's long running program, Friends & Neighbors, on Thursday, April 14, 2016. Thompson will join co-hosts Sherry Tatum and Ginger Sanders to discuss his book Kick Start. Fans can watch the show at 6:30 a.m. ET and again at 4:30 pm, or catch it online at watc.tv/onlinestreaming.

"What a blessing to have the opportunity to be a guest on Friends & Neighbors," says Thompson. "I really enjoyed visiting with Sherry and the whole crew at the station and hope to come back soon." 

On November 14, 2009, Dr. Emmet C. (Tom) Thompson II kicked his way into the record books. At age 61, he became the oldest football player in NCAA history and the oldest NCAA football player to score a point when he kicked the PAT (Point After Touchdown) in the second quarter of the game between Austin College and Trinity University. Thompson details his remarkable accomplishment in his inspiring autobiography, Kick Start

"Each day approximately 6,000 Americans turn 65, the traditional age at which people clean out their desk, accept a gold watch from the company and head for the rocking chair," Thompson says. "But we are witnessing a movement that is changing the face of the nation, and ultimately the world. The boomer generation that is approaching retirement age is more well-educated, healthier, and more motivated than any previous generation in American history. They have a tremendous amount of work experience and life skills that can provide a multitude of opportunities. If my story says anything, it is that it is never too late to re-imagine what you want your life to be."

At an age when many people are contemplating retirement, Thompson earned the first of numerous academic degrees. Through the process of earning a bachelor's degree, a master's degree and ultimately a doctorate, Thompson realized the power of setting goals and striving to reach them. But he also recognized that not all goals are created equal.

"Have you ever achieved a goal, but then didn't experience that long-term sense of fulfillment you were expecting?" Thompson asks. "That happens when you set a goal that is not tied to a core value. When you set a goal that is tied to a core value, you have a greater chance of gaining lasting fulfillment, and it has the added benefit of affecting a whole lot more people than just yourself."

Thompson wrote his inspirational and motivational autobiography, Kick Start, to encourage older adults who are approaching their golden years, and anyone else who may be facing a change in their life's direction, to seize their future with both hands.

 

About Tom Thompson and Kick Start:

Dr. Emmet C. (Tom) Thompson II, D.S.L., M.S., M.A., entered the health and fitness industry after a 20-year career in commercial real estate. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Management from LeTourneau University, a Master of Science Degree in Kinesiology from the University of North Texas, a Certificate of Advanced Studies in Organizational Leadership from Regent University, and a Doctor of Strategic Leadership Degree from Regent University, and a Master of Arts Degree in Teaching from Austin College. 

Dr. Thompson is an active researcher with numerous co-authored articles in peer reviewed academic journals. He has co-authored the books Fit To Lead (St. Martin's Press) and Kick Start(Carpenter's Son Publishing). In addition to his writing, Dr. Thompson also lectures to both lay and academic groups. A former Board of Advisors member of the American Council on Martial Arts.

Dr. Thompson is an American-born Tae Kwon Do grandmaster, holding the rank of 9th degree black belt. On November 14, 2009, he became the oldest football player in NCAA history and the oldest NCAA football player to score a point in a game.

To learn more about Dr. Thompson and Kick Start, visit 91kick.com.

About WATC-TV and Friends & Neighbors:

WATC TV 57 in Atlanta is the home of many original series, including the station's flagship program, Atlanta Live!Seniors TodayBabbie's HouseRight Now with Jennifer SchuchmannGospel Music USAThis Day with BJ Arnett, and the long-running viewer favorite, Friends & Neighbors. The station has been honored with numerous Angel and Telly Awards for its productions and received its first EMMY Award in 2010. For more information, visit watc.tv.

 

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NCAA RECORD HOLDER TOM THOMPSON TO APPEAR AS GUEST ON THE HARVEST SHOW

Author/Professor/Motivator Dr. Emmet C. (Tom) Thompson II Recently Met With Media and Industry Leaders During National Religious Broadcasters Convention

Author, speaker and NCAA record holder, Dr. Emmet C. (Tom) Thompson II, will appear as a guest on The Harvest Show on Tuesday, March 8, 2016. (Roark Photography photo)

Author, speaker and NCAA record holder, Dr. Emmet C. (Tom) Thompson II, will appear as a guest on The Harvest Show on Tuesday, March 8, 2016. (Roark Photography photo)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (March 8, 2016) - NCAA football record holder Dr. Emmet C. (Tom) Thompson is slated to appear
as a guest on LeSea Broadcasting's flagship program,The Harvest Show, on Tuesday, March 8, 2016. Thompson will discuss his book Kick Start. Fans can watch the show live at 9:00 a.m. ET or catch it online at harvest-tv.com.

Thompson's appearance on The Harvest Show follows on the heals of his recent experience at the 2016 National Religious Broadcasters (NRB) Proclaim 16 International Christian Media Convention, which was held Feb. 23-26 at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center in Nashville, TN. During that event Thompson met with media and industry leaders to discuss his inspirational and motivational book, Kick Start.

Thompson was kept busy during the 4-day event, interviewing and meeting with such influential outlets as Bill Martinez Live!,Body Builders TV, CRU (Campus Crusade for Christ), Life Today,Bridges and World Christian Broadcasting, among others.

On November 14, 2009, Dr. Emmet C. (Tom) Thompson II kicked his way into the record books. At age 61, he became the oldest football player in NCAA history and the oldest NCAA football player to score a point when he kicked the PAT (Point After Touchdown) in the second quarter of the game between Austin College and Trinity University. Thompson details his remarkable accomplishment in his inspiring autobiography, Kick Start (Carpenter's Son Publishing).

Dr. Emmet C. (Tom) Thompson II met with media and industry leaders during the recent NRB convention in Nashville to discuss his book, Kick Start. Pictured (L to R): Monica Schmelter, producer of CTN's Bridges, with Thompson at NRB 2016. (McCain & Co. Public Relations photo) 

Dr. Emmet C. (Tom) Thompson II met with media and industry leaders during the recent NRB convention in Nashville to discuss his book, Kick Start. Pictured (L to R): Monica Schmelter, producer of CTN's Bridges, with Thompson at NRB 2016. (McCain & Co. Public Relations photo) 

"Each day approximately 6,000 Americans turn 65, the traditional age at which people clean out their desk, accept a gold watch from the company and head for the rocking chair," Thompson says. "But we are witnessing a movement that is changing the face of the nation, and ultimately the world. The boomer generation that is approaching retirement age is more well-educated, healthier, and more motivated than any previous generation in American history. They have a tremendous amount of work experience and life skills that can provide a multitude of opportunities. If my story says anything, it is that it is never too late to re-imagine what you want your life to be."

At an age when most people are contemplating retirement, Thompson earned the first of numerous academic degrees. Through the process of earning a bachelor's degree, a master's degree and ultimately a doctorate, Thompson realized the power of setting goals and striving to reach them. But he also recognized that not all goals are created equal.

"Have you ever achieved a goal, but then didn't experience that long-term sense of fulfillment you were expecting?" Thompson asks. "That happens when you set a goal that is not tied to a core value. When you set a goal that is tied to a core value, you have a greater chance of gaining lasting fulfillment, and it has the added benefit of affecting a whole lot more people than just yourself."

About Tom Thompson and Kick Start:

Dr. Emmet C. (Tom) Thompson II wrote his inspirational and motivational autobiography, Kick Start, to encourage older adults who are approaching their golden years to seize their future with both hands. (Roark Photography photo)

Dr. Emmet C. (Tom) Thompson II wrote his inspirational and motivational autobiography, Kick Start, to encourage older adults who are approaching their golden years to seize their future with both hands. (Roark Photography photo)

Dr. Emmet C. (Tom) Thompson II, D.S.L., M.S., M.A., entered the health and fitness industry after a 20-year career in commercial real estate. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Management from LeTourneau University, a Master of Science Degree in Kinesiology from the University of North Texas, a Certificate of Advanced Studies in Organizational Leadership from Regent University, and a Doctor of Strategic Leadership Degree from Regent University, and a Master of Arts Degree in Teaching from Austin College. 

Dr. Thompson is an active researcher with numerous co-authored articles in peer reviewed academic journals. He has co-authored the books Fit To Lead (St. Martin's Press) and Kick Start (Carpenter's Son Publishing). In addition to his writing, Dr. Thompson also lectures to both lay and academic groups. A former Board of Advisors memeber of the American Council on Martial Arts, 

Dr. Thompson is an American-born Tae Kwon Do grandmaster, holding the rank of 9th degree black belt. On November 14, 2009, he became the oldest football player in NCAA history and the oldest NCAA football player to score a point in a game.

To learn more about Dr. Thompson and Kick Start, visit 91kick.wordpress.com.


About LeSea Broadcasting Network and The Harvest Show: 
LeSea Broadcasting Network, with studios in South Bend, Indiana, reaches more than 46 million North American homes through 13 LeSea affiliate stations, including Denver, Tulsa, Okla., Honolulu, Colorado Springs, Colorado, and New Orleans. Worldwide, LeSea has an audience of more than 78 million in Europe and Africa, also reaching 73 million homes in the Middle East and 8 million homes in Argentina. 

The Harvest Show is available through satellite TV, Channel 367 on DirecTV and on the Internet. For more information on The Harvest Show or to watch online, visit harvest-tv.com.

 

About the National Religious Broadcasters Convention & Exposition (NRB):

The annual National Religious Broadcasters Convention & Exposition (NRB) is the largest nationally and internationally recognized event dedicated solely to assisting those in the field of Christian communications. The dynamic exposition consists of nearly 200 companies and is an active marketplace for those seeking tools and services to expand their ministries. The NRB Proclaim 16 International Christian Media Convention will be held Feb. 23-26 at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center in Nashville. For more information, visit nrb.org.

 

To schedule an interview, contact:
 

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NCAA RECORD HOLDER TOM THOMPSON TO ATTEND NRB 2016

Author/Professor/Motivator Dr. Emmet C. (Tom) Thompson II Leads Movement to Redefine the Concept of Retirement Age

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (February 17, 2016) - On November 14, 2009, Dr. Emmet C. (Tom) Thompson II kicked his way into the record books. At age 61, he became the oldest football player in NCAA history and the oldest NCAA football player to score a point when he kicked the PAT (Point After Touchdown) in the second quarter of the game between Austin College and Trinity University. Thompson details his remarkable accomplishment in his inspiring autobiography, Kick Start (Carpenter's Son Publishing). 

Thompson had the opportunity to inspire people from college students to retirees during a recent book signing held at his alma mater, Austin College in Sherman, Texas, a small town located about an hour north of Dallas. He will follow that event by attending the National Religious Broadcasters Proclaim16 International Christian Media Convention, which is being held Feb. 23-26 at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center in Nashville. Thompson, who is considered a standard-bearer for a generation that is redefining the entire concept of 'retirement age,' will be meeting with media and industry leaders during the Proclaim16 conference to discuss his book, Kick Start, and to encourage people of all ages to grab life with both hands.

"Each day approximately 6,000 Americans turn 65, the traditional age at which people clean out their desk, accept a gold watch from the company and head for the rocking chair," Thompson says. "But we are witnessing a movement that is changing the face of the nation, and ultimately the world. The boomer generation that is approaching retirement age is more well-educated, healthier, and more motivated than any previous generation in American history. They have a tremendous amount of work experience and life skills that can provide a multitude of opportunities. If my story says anything, it is that it is never too late to re-imagine what you want your life to be."

Thompson's late-in-life college football career was neither the beginning nor the end of his claim to fame. During his extraordinary life, Thompson (a 9th degree black belt Tae Kwon Do grandmaster) has worked out with Chuck Norris, partied with Elvis, borrowed money from the mob (and lived to tell about it), married a beauty queen and had a personal encounter with God. But while he has earned his share of success and accolades, Thompson is the first to admit that he's experienced more than his share of spectacular failures along the way; professionally, financially and personally.

Born into an affluent and privileged, yet dysfunctional family, Thompson was married and divorced four times before meeting and marrying Teresa, to whom he has been happily married for more than 25 years. He made and lost several fortunes in the volatile Texas real estate market before finally deciding to go back to college and finish his degree.

At an age when most people are contemplating retirement, Thompson earned the first of numerous academic degrees. Through the process of earning a bachelor's degree, a master's degree and ultimately a doctorate, Thompson realized the power of setting goals and striving to reach them. But he also recognized that not all goals are created equal.

"Have you ever achieved a goal, but then didn't experience that long-term sense of fulfillment you were expecting?" Thompson asks. "That happens when you set a goal that is not tied to a core value. When you set a goal that is tied to a core value, you have a greater chance of gaining lasting fulfillment, and it has the added benefit of affecting a whole lot more people than just yourself."

Thompson wrote his inspirational and motivational autobiography, Kick Start, to encourage older adults who are approaching their golden years to seize their future with both hands.

About Tom Thompson and Kick Start:
Dr. Emmet C. (Tom) Thompson II, D.S.L., M.S., M.A., entered the health and fitness industry after a 20-year career in commercial real estate. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Management from LeTourneau University, a Master of Science Degree in Kinesiology from the University of North Texas, a Certificate of Advanced Studies in Organizational Leadership from Regent University, and a Doctor of Strategic Leadership Degree from Regent University, and a Master of Arts Degree in Teaching from Austin College.

Dr. Thompson is an active researcher with numerous co-authored articles in peer reviewed academic journals. He has co-authored the books Fit To Lead (St. Martin's Press) and Kick Start (Carpenter's Son Publishing). In addition to his writing, Dr. Thompson also lectures to both lay and academic groups.

A former Board of Advisor member of the American Council on Martial Arts, Dr. Thompson is an American-born Tae Kwon Do grandmaster, holding the rank of 9th degree black belt. On November 14, 2009, he became the oldest football player in NCAA history and the oldest NCAA football player to score a point in a game.

To learn more about Dr. Thompson and Kick Start, visit 91kick.wordpress.com.

About the National Religious Broadcasters Convention & Exposition (NRB):
The annual National Religious Broadcasters Convention & Exposition (NRB) is the largest nationally and internationally recognized event dedicated solely to assisting those in the field of Christian communications. The dynamic exposition consists of nearly 200 companies and is an active marketplace for those seeking tools and services to expand their ministries. The NRB Proclaim 16 International Christian Media Convention will be held Feb. 23-26 at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center in Nashville. For more information, visit nrb.org.

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