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Win Right! ESPN Star to Address Clean '15

Contact Ken Koepper, 703,519.0029, ext. 109

ESPN's Lee Corso to Present at Clean Show

ESPN commentator Lee Corso, the former football coach who stars on the network’s “College GameDay,” will discuss “Winning with Integrity” as TRSA’s special guest keynoter at 8:30 a.m., Friday, April 17 at the Clean Show in Atlanta. 

Corso is known best for daring predictions, self-deprecating humor and a penchant for wild hats (usually the headpiece of a team mascot). His wit and insights will help attendees see their everyday challenges in a new light, thanks to his timeless personality that motivates TV and business colleagues behind-the-scenes.

He’s an original (nearly 30 years) on “GameDay,” a Saturday morning show with a rock-concert aura that travels to a different campus each week. Now almost 80, and recovering from a stroke in 2009, Corso inspires audiences as he exemplifies the approach of maintaining proper attitudes through ups and downs on the field and in business.

Corso delights ESPN viewers with his deep knowledge of the game and no-holds-barred opinions. His ESPN work also has included halftime/scoreboard shows and game analysis. Never one to shy from controversy, “Not so fast my friend!” is Corso’s trademark catchphrase for countering predictions of analyst partner Kirk Herbstreit.

Milestones from his 28-year coaching career included signing the first African-American player in Atlantic Coast Conference history (University of Maryland) and hiring an academic counselor as college football's first female assistant coach (Indiana University). As coach for the University of Louisville, Corso brought the football program back from near extinction, winning him the Indiana job, which he had for a decade. 

The keynote presentation will continue TRSA’s celebration of college football at the April 16-19 show. On Wednesday evening, April 15, a day before the exhibition's formal opening, TRSA will stage a Clean Show Kick-Off Tailgate at the College Football Hall of Fame. Located a short walk from the exhibit hall (Georgia World Congress Center), the Hall features a simulated 45-yard indoor field where attendees will socialize as they sip cocktails and nibble hors d’oeuvres. TRSA member and nonmember laundry operators and TRSA associate members are invited. Tickets, including food, beverages and access to the Hall’s hundreds of outstanding exhibits, are expected to sell out. Click here to register.

TRSA will distribute free tickets to the Corso presentation at its booth (#840) during show hours on April 16. Click here to register for Clean 2015.

The Clean Show is the world’s largest exhibition of commercial laundry, dry cleaning and textile services equipment and ancillary products. More than 11,000 people from nearly 90 countries are expected to visit over 425 exhibiting companies to see and compare working equipment through live demonstrations. Attendees will see the newest equipment and services and attend industry education programs, including seven hours of TRSA presentations.

The sponsors of Clean 2015 include TRSA and four other national associations representing various laundry and dry-cleaning business segments.