BTN.com staff, July 31, 2015
Indiana's Nate Sudfeld and Ohio State's Joshua Perry each delivered a speech at the annual Big Ten Kickoff Luncheon in Chicago. Watch both Sudfeld's and Perry's speeches in this post. On Saturday, BTN will air a Kickoff Luncheon Special at 7 p.m. ET, hosted by Dave Revsine.
We also have look back at previous Kickoff Luncheon speeches, too.
Sudfeld traveled to Uganda as a 14-year-old and saw the poverty in that country. He recently returned last spring to do humanitarian work, and he spoke Friday of how it impacted his life.
"Why do I have so much?" Sudfeld told the crowd. "And they have so little."
"We are unbelievably fortunate not only to be living in a country where opportunities are relatively endless, but also to play the greatest sport in the greatest conference," Sudfeld added. "We should not just use our platform to make it about us as individuals. We should first and foremost ask him about the team, our schools and our conference."
The website indiana.247sports.com has the full transcript here.
Here is the speech from Ohio State's Perry as well.
"Although sports is a big part of what we do," Perry said," We are much more than just athletes."
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