FORMER U.S. NAVY SEAL PETE SCOBELL RECRUITED TO PERFORM AND SPEAK AT THE POINTS OF LIGHT CONFERENCE ON VOLUNTEERING AND SERVICE AND 25TH ANNIVERSARY TRIBUTE
Honored guests, speakers and performers to include President and Mrs. George H.W. Bush, Vice President Dan Quayle, Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, Al Roker, Deborah Roberts, Neil Bush, Ray Chambers, Tracy Hoover, Andrew Card, John Sununu, Patrick Murphy, Chuck Norris, Yolanda Adams, Kristian Bush, UN Special Envoy Ray Chambers, Dionne Warwick, CARE President & CEO Michelle Nunn, and Senator Harris Wofford and many more.
HOUSTON, TX (October 19, 2015) – Former U.S. Navy SEAL and country music artist Pete Scobell will perform and speak at the annual Points of Light Conference on Volunteering and Service and 25th Anniversary Tribute this week in Houston, TX. Festivities begin today, and Scobell will perform tonight at the Welcome to Texas Celebration, Tuesday’s 25th Anniversary Tribute and Wednesday morning’s Military Forum.
Pete Scobell already has a long narrative with many chapters – a celebrated Navy SEAL, competitive skier and athlete, mountain climber, an inspiration and outspoken advocate. The release of a country album could be taken as just another chapter in the life of a habitual success addict.
The truth is a guitar has been Scobell’s only constant companion as he’s traveled the world on more adventures than most people have in a full lifetime. His debut release of “Walkin a Wire” represents the culmination of a lifelong dream.
“I didn’t just wake up one morning and decide I want to be a musician,” Scobell said. “It’s something I’ve done my whole life. My mom was a music teacher. She died when I was 10 months old and she left all her instruments. That’s how I learned how to play. I was always trying to feel closer to her.”
“I’m really just focused on making good music that I enjoy playing and that’s meaningful to me,” Scobell said. “Everybody has life lessons, you just learn them in different places. Some of mine happen to be from my experiences in the military. That story might get people to listen to it one time, but this is a passion of mine and I’ve put so much time and effort into creating this album, this music and this sound. I want the music to really speak for itself.”
“I am extremely honored to be part of such a important event and work with this great organization. This conference on Volunteering and Service brings thousands of people together to take action and make positive changes in the world.”
From the White House twenty-five years ago, President Bush gave voice and direction to a movement that’s steadily grown ever since, saving and changing countless lives for the better in this country and around the world.
Today, Points of Light is the world’s largest organization dedicated to volunteer service – mobilizing millions of people each year to take action and change the world.
The Points of Light Conference on Volunteering and Service, providing the singular opportunity for thousands to come together to shape the future of volunteerism, will be held in Houston, Texas at the George R. Brown Convention Center October 19-21. Throughout the week, the Conference will offer sessions featuring the most recognized names in leadership, entertainment and philanthropy leadership, all joining attendees to celebrate volunteering and service.
Points of Light marks its 25th anniversary Tuesday night at the Cullen Theater, Wortham Center in Houston with a celebration honoring its founder, President George H. W. Bush. The event will pay tribute to everyday heroes and leaders who have shaped the trajectory of the organization and the service movement over the last 25 years. Special guests and honorees include President and Mrs. George H. W. Bush, Vice President Dan Quayle, Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Norris. Ray Chambers, United Nations Special Envoy for Financing the Health Millennium Development Goals and For Malaria (founding chairman of the Points of Light Foundation) and Michelle Nunn, President and CEO of CARE USA (founder of HandsOn Network and former CEO of Points of Light) will be honored for their leadership of Points of Light and Senator Harris Wofford will receive the George W. Romney Award for Public Service. Entertainment for the evening includes Pete Scobell, Dionne Warwick, Yolanda Adams, Kristian Bush, The Midtown Men, and Kenna.
The Points of Light Conference includes more than 80 workshops with nonprofit, corporate and civic leaders; the opportunity to participate in “Read Across the Globe,” a reading event that aims to break a GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title; luncheons on corporate and employee volunteerism; four issue-focused forums on the topics of education, military, faith and national service.
Points of Light is the largest organization in the world dedicated to volunteer service with volunteers at work in more than 29 countries delivering more than 30 million hours of service a year.
For more on the 2015 Conference on Volunteering and Service, visit www.pointsoflight.org or www.volunteeringandservice.org and follow #serviceunites or on Facebook.
Scheduled of Events for Pete Scobell at the Points of Light Conference:
Monday, October 19 6-9pm / Welcome to Texas Celebration
Discovery Green (1500 McKinney St, Houston, TX 77010), located across the street from the George R. Brown Convention Center
Tuesday, October 20 7-8:30 pm / Points of Light 25th Anniversary Tribute
The Wortham Theater (501 Texas Ave, Houston, TX 77002, Room: Cullen Theater)
Wednesday, October 21 8-10am / Points of Light Military Forum
George R. Brown Convention Center (1001 Avenida De Las Americas, Houston, TX 77010, Room: Ballroom B)
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Pete Scobell on Tour:
10.22 | Galveston, TX / The Grand 1894 Opera House*
10.24 | Nashville, TN / War Memorial Auditorium*
11.13 | Houston, TX / The Redneck Country Club*
11.14 | Shreveport, LA / The Strand Theatre*
* Patriot Tour 2015, Presented by Team Never Quit, featuring Marcus Luttrell, Taya Kyle, Chad Fleming, David Goggins and special guest Pete Scobell. For more information, visit teamneverquit.com/patriot-tour.
About Pete Scobell
Pete Scobell has a long narrative with many chapters – a celebrated Navy SEAL, competitive skier and athlete, mountain climber and an inspiration and advocate. Scobell’s constant companion as he’s traveled the world is his guitar, sharing more adventures than most people have in a full lifetime. “Walkin a Wire” represents the culmination of a lifelong dream, and opens the next episode of Pete’s adventures. For the latest information, visit www.petescobell.com and follow on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and YouTube.
About Points of Light
Points of Light, the world’s largest organization dedicated to volunteer service, mobilizes millions of people to take action that is changing the world through affiliates in 250 cities and partnerships with thousands of nonprofits and corporations. Points of Light engages 4 million volunteers in 30 million hours of service each year, bringing the power of people where it’s needed most. For more information, visit www.pointsoflight.org.
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