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June 5, 2012-Los Angeles CA-The Winforever Always Compete Speaker Series kicks off its inaugural event Father’s Day weekend with two Southern California mentor icons, Pete Carroll and Louis Zamperini, sharing insights on life, leadership and personal philosophy. The first ever Winforever Always Compete Speaker Series will take place at the Clive Davis Theater in The GRAMMY Museum at LA LIVE on June 16th from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

A select amount of tickets are available for this exclusive event at $40 each. For additional information or tickets to this event, contact Winforever at (213) 763-2173 or at www.winforever.com.

USC Trojan and Olympic Games legend Louis Zamperini and former USC head coach and current Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll headline the first ever Winforever Always Compete Speaker Series. Carroll and Zamperini will discuss their personal stories as unique competitors as well as offer the audience the tools to positively impact their own lives and the lives of those around them.

Olympian and World War II prisoner of war survivor Louis Zamperini will tell his story of survival, resilience and redemption as told in the New York Times’ Bestseller Unbroken, while head coach of the Seattle Seahawks Pete Carroll will take the audience through his journey to find a personal life philosophy. Yogi Roth, co-author of Carroll's New York Times best-seller, Win Forever, will moderate the discussion.

About Louis Zamperini
Mr. Zamperini qualified to run on the 1936 Olympic team by tying the world record holder in the 5000-meter run.  At the Olympic Games in Berlin, he was America’s top finisher in the event, covering the final lap in an astounding 56 seconds. Following the Olympic Games, Louis Zamperini enrolled and competed for the University of Southern California (USC) as a part of many national record-breaking teams before he retired from the sport to join the U.S. Air Corps as a bombardier in the South Pacific during World War II. What follows his enlistment is nothing short of remarkable. Mr. Zamperini survived his aircraft crashing into the Pacific Ocean aboard a life raft for 47 days, ultimately drifting into enemy territory. The Japanese captured him and he spent years in a series of prison camps.

When the war ended, he returned to Torrance, California to a hero’s welcome. Louis Zamperini decided to become a missionary to Japan, preaching forgiveness to the very guards who had tormented him during the war.

Today, at 95 years of age, Louis Zamperini is still spry and full of life.  He lectures audiences across the globe, on how to deal with stress, the meaning of Olympism, and the freedom he found through his spirituality. Zamperini was the subject of the New York Times bestselling book, Unbroken, which documents his incredible life and story of survival.

About Pete Carroll

Pete Carroll, head coach and executive vice president of the Seattle Seahawks, has dedicated his coaching career to impacting the "New Generation of Coaches for the Next Generation of Athletes." Pete is the inspiration behind the Winforever movement, Carroll returned to the NFL for his 36th year on the sidelines after spending the previous nine years (2001-09) as head coach at the University of Southern California, where his teams won seven consecutive Pac-10 titles (2002-08), two national championships (2003-04) and finished with a 97-19 record. Carroll is also extremely involved in the community, as he co-founded "A Better LA" in 2003 in an effort to reduce gang violence and "provide a common language of hope" in Los Angeles. In 2012 he also launched "A Better Seattle" to create a shared vision and strategic approach to reduce gang and youth violence in Seattle.

About Winforever

Winforever Inc., is a rapidly emerging provider of digital products and services to empower and enhance athletic and business coaching technique and mental skills for sport and life.  The Winforever venture was co-founded by Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll and ESPN college football analyst Yogi Roth, in partnership with Nike and AEG.  A veteran team of sports business executives including CEO Peter Ruppe leads the venture.Winforever employs innovative digital and eLearning tools to engage with audience and users to share lessons on how to compete for life. The Winforever motto, “Always Compete”and service mark “How to Compete for Life” aims to inspire athletes, students, coaches, teachers, parents and professionals to learn how to perform at their authentic best.  Learn more at www.winforever.com.  The Winforever word mark, stylized “W” and service marks mentioned here are trademarks or registered trademarks of Winforever, Inc.

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