For Immediate Release:Friday, November 6, 2009Contact: Corey Halstead954-243-5955(Washington, DC)— Please join Talking Right with Raynard Jackson on Saturday, November 7, 2009 from 7-9:00 p.m.Saturday’s show will feature two sets of guests with unique stories that are very inspirational.The first guest will be the Bob and Deanna Okun family. Their two daughters, Rachel and Kelsi will tell us bout ThanksUSA, an organization they started in 2005 when they were 10 & 8, respectively.ThanksUSA is a non-partisan, charitable organization founded in 2005 by these two sisters. The organization "thanks" the men and women of the United States Armed Forces by providing college, technical and vocational school scholarships for children and spouses of military members serving on active-duty status. In four years, ThanksUSA has awarded more than $5 million to more than 1,750 spouses and children of military members. Scholarship applications are available on ThanksUSA's web site,’s second guest will be former Olympic track gold medalist, Madeline Manning. She is a graduate of Tennessee State University and a member of their famed TigerBelles.Between 1967 and 1981 she won ten national titles and set a number of American records. She participated in the 1968, 1972, and 1976 Summer Olympics. She likely also would have participated in the 1980 Games in Moscow, were they not boycotted by the United States. At the 1968 Olympics she was awarded a gold medal in the 800 m, the only American woman to win this event. At the 1972 Games in Munich she won a silver medal in the 4 x 400 m relay with teammates Mable Fergerson, Kathy Hammond, and Cheryl Toussaint.She is founder and president of the United States Council for Sports Chaplaincy and has been a chaplain at the 1988 Seoul, 1992 Barcelona, 1996 Atlanta, 2000 Sydney, 2004 Athens, and 2008 Beijing Olympic Games. Madeline is an Author, International Speaker and Contemporary Gospel Recording Artist. She has a ministry through Sports and the Arts known as Ambassadorship, Inc. & the Sports Chaplaincy known as USCSC. You can find out more about her at her website:
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