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Mariano Rivera shares his incredible story—from growing up in poverty in Panama to his career as the greatest closing pitcher in baseball history—inspiring audiences around the world with his message of determination to success, faith and hope.
From a very humble upbringing in small fishing village in Panama to his legendary career on America’s most iconic baseball team, the New York Yankees, Mariano Rivera captures audiences around the globe with his incredible humility and his amazing story of achieved potential. He recounts the accomplishment of his lifetime goals, and shares the highs and lows of an amazing 18-year career with the Yankees. The 13-time All Star explains how the urge to excel, which lies dormant in so many of us, led him to achieve success and never let go. Never one to take credit, he attributes his many accomplishments to an unshakeable faith in God and his family, which have also fueled his success in his personal and charitable endeavors. He established the Mariano Rivera Foundation with the hopes of providing better, more accessible healthcare in developing areas. The Foundation is also proud to feature the Annual Incentive Scholarship Program, which provides finances to underprivileged students who show determination to better themselves. In all that he does, Mariano Rivera’s message will inspire any audience to give their all, and to believe in a whole greater than themselves.
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