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Curt Schilling To Be UPHA Convention Guest Speaker



The United Professional Horsemen’s Association (UPHA) is pleased to announce that World Series winning pitcher Curt Schilling will be the guest speaker at the Boston Unites Luncheon, featuring the Ribbons Of Service program, to be held January 8 during the UPHA National Convention at the Boston Park Plaza, Boston, Mass. The Ribbons Of Service program will be featured during the luncheon as well. Schilling, who pitched for the Boston Red Sox from 2004-2007, is a three-time World Series champion and six-time MLB All-Star. Schilling retired with an 11-2 post-season record which is equivalent to a .846 winning percentage, a major league record among pitchers with at least 10 decisions.

Prior to Boston, Schilling played for the Arizona Diamondbacks, Philadelphia Phillies, Houston Astros and the Baltimore Orioles during his 19 year MLB career. He helped lead the Phillies to the World Series in 1993 and won World Series Championships in 2001 with the Diamondbacks and 2004 and ’07 with the Red Sox.

In 2006, the life-long gamer founded 38 Studios (www.38studios.com), a video game software development company based in Maynard, Mass. In 2009, 38 Studios purchased Big Huge Games, a video game company based in Timonium, Md.

The Boston Unites Luncheon which will feature the junior exhibitors of the American Saddlebred and Morgan worlds who raised money for the St. Jude’s Hospital with their riding in addition to performing several hours of community service. Also a noted champion who gives back, Schilling is a perfect fit for this luncheon’s audience. He and his wife, Shonda, have raised millions of dollars to fight ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease) for the ALS Association, as well as encouraged awareness for sun protection through the SHADE FOUNDATION and recently announced their support of the Asperger’s Association of New England after their third child was diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome. Schilling penned the introduction for Shonda Schilling’s 2010 NY Times Best Selling book, "The Best Kind of Different, Our Family’s Journey with Aspergers Syndrome" (www.thebestkindofdifferent.com).

The UPHA Convention will be held January 6,7, and 8 at the Boston Park Plaza. To register for the convention and purchase tickets for the various dinners and luncheons, including Saturday’s Boston Unites Luncheon featuring Curt Schilling and the Ribbons Of Service program, please visit www.uphaonline.com or contact Karen Richardson at (859) 231-5070.

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