“Your enthusiastic presentation and energy helped create an invincible aura, and your involvement with everyone during the entire trip certainly allowed everyone to get to know you both as you were part of the PNC team! I really appreciate the time and effort you spent in preparation, and the personal touch you gave everyone that attended.”

“It is because of people like you that our schools are successful”

Dear Mr. Papale,

I want to thank you for taking time out of your busy schedule to visit our school.  Your personal appearance added a lot of much deserved excitement to our reward assembly.  The book you donated to our library are already a hot commodity.

It’s always nice to know people are committed to helping our schools. You made a difference to the entire VMS family.

It is because of people like you that our schools are successful. As Principal of VMS, I am extremely proud to work with such wonderful people in our community.  You help put the pride in “Viking Pride.”

Thanks again!
Diane Young
Voorhees Middle School (NJ)

The fight for an Invincible cure to cancer

Vince and Janet,
Thank you so much for your donation. It was a big hit!!!!!!!!!  We raised over $10,000 today.  All of which will go directly to help 5 children with pediatric brain cancer and their families.   My cousin and her husband were so grateful for your generous support.

Love you,

“You have a new fan at the bottom of the South Pacific”

Hi Vince,
I had not heard of you before watching the Invincible movie last night, and was inspired and moved by what I saw. Your story in making and playing in the NFL is truly remarkable. As you may or may not be aware, rugby union is the ‘dominant religion’ of this small country, and the New Zealand All Blacks finally recaptured the Rugby World Cup again last year here at home. As a life-time fan of our version of your game, I simply wanted to let you know that you have a new fan at the bottom of the South Pacific. In reflecting on the movie I especially liked what I saw in the way you played footy with your mates in the rain the week of a big game. Mate, you’ve got a big heart that’s for sure.

All the best to you and your family Vince. Kind regards, kia ora.

Dr Paul Hirini
Tauranga, Aotearoa/New Zealand

What new coach Dick Vermeil saw impressed him. Papale had speed and sure hands, but most of all, he exemplified what Vermeil calls “Eagle Effort…”. Whenever his name would come up at cut meetings, Vermeil would say no. “He’s a character player,” the coach said. “We need more like him, not less!”
Sports Illustrated. 1977 Feature Article.

In the past year, Papale has made more public appearances than the 76’ers Julius Irving, the Phillies’ Mike Schmidt, and the Flyers’ Bobby Clarke, combined. “Vince makes Bob Hope look like a recluse,” says Eagles General Manager Jim Murray.
NFL Pro Magazine. 1977 Feature Article.

“…Thanks for an inspiring and motivational speech. You are a true living legend.”
U.S. Healthcare/HMO. Keynote speaker—National Sales Rally.

“May I take this opportunity to thank you on behalf of Deborah for your gracious giving to our humanitarian effort. We are privileged to consider you a member of the Deborah family and making a reality of the words…” “Deborah—where healing comes from the heart.”
Deborah Hospital Foundation. Executive Director. Participation in Fund Raiser.

“Your opening remarks and presentation were excellent and well-received. It is a pleasure to meet and speak with someone who has participated in professional sports and knows what a privilege it is to be so gifted and motivated to be able to perform. And, not only to perform, but perform as well as you did. Your enthusiasm for sports and life is to be admired.”
Union League of Philadelphia. Keynote Speaker.

“Thank you for your help in making our Wellness Day such a success. We really appreciate your participation; it could not have been accomplished without you!”
Sterling High School District. Keynote Speaker.

“Thanks to my dear friend, Vince Papale, our annual Notre Dame/Penn State Banquet was a huge success. You seem to have the unique ability to do a quick overview of an audience, and address your remarks appropriately. I received many comments from members of both clubs telling me how they enjoyed your excellent mix of humor, fun, in addition to your more serious side, relative to the remarks you made!” – Notre Dame/Penn State Banquet. Keynote Speaker.

“I will take this opportunity to thank you for your contribution in making the Father and Sons Dinner of the Lutheran Church Of Our Saviour a great success last Friday. Your presentation was interesting and inspirational to everyone who was there. Afterwards, I received many unsolicited favorable comments.” – Father/Sons Dinner, Keynote Speaker.

“You made our first revival of Father/Sons Dinners very special! Our “men” both young and old, were touched by your words of sincerity.” – Father/Sons Dinner, Keynote Speaker.

“Your message to our students was loud and clear. Hopefully, it will have a lasting effect. All feedback that I received from students and faculty and staff, concerning the luncheon and assembly was positive. Thanks again for your excellent presentation.”
William Penn School District. Student’s Achievement Awards Day/Keynote Speaker

“On behalf of the Board of Managers of the Camden County Unit of the American Cancer Society, we would like to take this opportunity to thank you for making the Monsignor Sharkey Roast a great success. The unit is grateful for your commitment to support the educational and patient service programs of the A.C.S.”American Cancer Society Fund Raiser, Celebrity Roaster

“We would like to thank you for being the guest speaker at our SPORTS NIGHT…your time and patience with the (special) athletes is greatly appreciated. We hope you enjoyed yourself as much as we enjoyed having you.”
St. John of God Community Services, Keynote Speaker.

“On behalf of the students, staff, and administration of Pennsville Memorial High School, I would like to thank you for your motivational dissertation during our day of drug and alcohol awareness. Points that you bring forward are those which all educators share…that being…students have unlimited potential, there are logical systematic approaches to every endeavor, and you must believe in yourself before any success can be realized. Your instructional background and experience with teenagers was very evident during your presentation.” – Pennsville Public School District. Keynote Speaker

“What else can I say…you were great! I received calls at the house this morning from parents who thought you were super!”
I.B.M. Recognition Picnic/ Keynote Speaker

“It is refreshing to me to know that there are still people who have achieved celebrity status and who are still willing to take time out of their busy lives for the benefit of area youth. After the banquet, and the days following the same, I received numerous calls and letters about the banquet and everyone was quite impressed with your speech to the kids.”
Northampton Indians Football/Keynote Speaker

“The positive response we received from the campers and their parents was overwhelming; and we felt your talk was enjoyable, enlightening, inspirational and fun!” – Derek Hollaway Football Camp/Featured Speaker.

“With former Philly Eagle and Philadelphia Bell Vince Papale as emcee, the evening flowed like fine wine.” –

“You did a great job speaking at the Cingular meeting last week. The employees are still talking about it…you really inspired the gang and generated a lot of enthusiasm…Everybody was very impressed with your story and how you presented it.”
John Caras, AT&T Wireless

“Hey Vince, I just wanted to drop you a note to say thanks for your great work on Radio Row at the Super Bowl. You did a tremendous job with all of the interviews, and as always, I appreciated your professionalism and your high energy level.”
Chip Namias–President, Athlete & Event Sports Public Relations.

“Vince Papale brings an enthusiasm, passion and energy to each and every crowd we’ve presented him to. His story is both inspirational and motivational and leaves every group he speaks with uplifted. We are proud to be working with Vince!
Mollie Plotkin & Ellen Barkann–The Philadelphia Sports Group.

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