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Jeff Goodin    

Motivational Speaker & Former NBA Mascot

Jeff began his career as an acrobatic slam dunk artist in 1996 touring with the #1 half-time act in basketball, the Slam Dunk Daredevils. He traveled the world with the Daredevils where he was not only a performer, but also Director of Operations.

He left the Daredevils in 1998 when the Boston Celtics signed him to become the first mascot in the history of the organization. After two seasons with the Celtics Jeff and his family moved to Dallas when he signed with the Dallas Mavericks to perform as Mavs Man. In his first season with the Mavericks, Sports Illustrated named him the 2nd best mascot in the NBA behind the Phoenix Gorilla.

Jeff’s personable and moving speaking style has been enjoyed by audiences that have ranged third graders to corporate executives. Having done over 500 speaking engagements, his captivating speaking style and master storytelling ability appeal to all audiences. Jeff will inspire you to evaluate your role in this journey of life. He will make you laugh, might even make you cry, and will certainly cause you to think about what’s important in life.

Whether speaking to educators, student leaders, corporate executives or a sales staff, Jeff’s style and inspiration are enjoyed by all. His positive attitude and warm ways will leave a lasting impression, while his presentation will encourage all to strive a little harder and climb a little higher up this mountain of life.

Goodin's performances include 750+ NBA games, 300+ NCAA games, America’s Got Talent, CBS National TV commercials, NCAA Final Four, NBA All-Star, ESPN SportsCenter, NBA Draft, Jerry Lewis Telethon, Holland Basketball Week, Rotterdam, Gatorade Fierce launch Caracas, Venezuela national mall, Obregon, Mexico All-Star Game, NBA Madness-Manila, Philippines, Sea World Adventure Parks, Ringling Bros Circus, Beijing, China CCTV 5, Shanghai, China Sprite Celebrity Game, NBA 3X Mexico City 2012, and much more.

For Jeff, every day is a celebration of how God's life-changing love can not only redeem every aspect of a person's life, but can also take you on the adventure of a lifetime.

Jeff is also founder and president of The Champion Factory, an organization dedicated to character development and leadership training for student-athletes.

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