UPDATE: This program has been rescheduled for Monday, Feb. 10, 6:15-8:15 p.m.
Former professional baseball player, coach and motivational speaker Sam Flamont will work with Royal Oak High School students and staff throughout the day on Feb. 10 followed by special evening presentation for parents from 6:15 - 8:15 p.m.
Royal Oak High School is working to create a culture of goal setting and reflection as a learning community. The goal of the program is to unite the entire learning community together in an effort to move students forward toward greater success.
"Grit means having the drive, perseverance, and toughness to stick it out, not give up," said Principal Mike Van Camp. "Too many students and adults give up too easily. We want to help them set a path and stay on that path.”
About Sam Flamont
Flamont is the assistant baseball coach at Alma College. Prior to joining the Alma baseball team, he was the infield coach and helped develop the hitters at Central Michigan University. Coach Flamont started his coaching career with Central Michigan University in 2010, a year in which the Chippewas won the overall Mid-American Conference title.
Flamont played baseball at Western Michigan University where he was Rookie of the Year his first year.
After his collegiate playing days, Flamont signed a free agent contract with the Detroit Tigers and played in their organization in 2002 and 2003. After his time with Detroit, he played with the Kalamazoo Kings, Windy City Thunderbolts, and Joliet Jackhammers. Flamont posted a career batting average of .313 during his playing days.
If you go
When: Feb. 10 from 6:15 - 8:15 p.m.
Where: Royal Oak High School Media Center, 1500 Lexington, Royal Oak
Source: Royal Oak High School