Dave Dravecky has been speaking professionally since 1991, delivering motivational messages to a wide variety of audiences across the country. First thrust into the public spotlight when his career took off as a major league baseball pitcher, he was a "southpaw" for the San Diego Padres (’82-’87) and San Francisco Giants (’87-’89). Shortly after realizing this lifelong dream, Dave was diagnosed with cancer, a desmoid tumor, in the deltoid muscle of his pitching arm.
The next years were a whirlwind of surgery, radiation, pain and depression. Eventually, his arm was amputated to stop the spread of the cancer and save his life. Today, Dave shares his experiences and what he has learned in hopes of inspiring others to find encouragement and hope, no matter what life throws at them.
Drawing from his own personal experience, Dave addresses topics of:
It is our prayer that this event and the messages delivered by our speakers, ordinary men and women who serve an extra-ordinary God, be received as a clarion call to reaffirm your faith in the overcoming power of Christ in all aspects of our lives, to serve as a reminder of the blessings HE has bestowed on ourselves, our families, and on this Great Nation. It is through this event and the spirit in which it was conceived that we would endeavor to inspire other communities to seek God’s wisdom and direction for their future as well.