The Rochester Amateur Sports Commission has already booked the keynote speaker for the 11th annual Rochester Area Sports Banquet next winter. Scott Hamilton, who is likely the most recognized male figure skating star in the world, has 170 titles, awards and honors. The list includes an Olympic gold medal for his performance in the 1984 Winter Olympics and an Emmy Award Nomination. Hamilton is also a member of both the United States Olympic Hall of Fame and the World Figure Skating Hall of Fame.

Ed Hruska, executive director of the RASC stated, “We are very excited to have Scott as our speaker at this year’s Rochester Area Sports Banquet. We are a very strong Figure Skating community and Scott is recognized as one the greatest in his sport. In addition, he is a first-class individual who has gone on to succeed in every other aspect of his life. We feel strongly the banquet should provide a speaker who not only has a great story – but is a first class person. Scott certainly fits that role”

In addition to his athletic achievements, Hamilton has proved to be an inspiration speaker, philanthropist and cancer survivor.

The Rochester Area Sports Banquet will be held January 25th at the Mayo Civic Auditorium. The event is held every year honor the past year’s accomplishments of area athletes. For tickets and other information contact the Rochester Area Sports Commission at 507-280-4701.