(March 2, 2011)

Contact: Rick DelaHaya, Centenary News Services, 318.869.5073

Motivational speaker runs across America, stops at Centenary April 19

SHREVEPORT, La. (Centenary News Service) — Croix Sather, a motivational speaker who is taking his message of inspiration cross country, plans on making a stop at Centenary College April 19 as he runs across America on his "Dream Big, Act Big" tour.

Croix Sather
Croix Sather

Sather will speak in Kilpatrick Auditorium from 11 a.m. until noon as part of his 100 marathons and 100 seminars in 100 days cross-country tour.

His journey began Feb. 26 and plans to run from San Diego to New York City, a total of 3,100 miles, or an average of 30 miles per day, the equivalent of a marathon a day. During his trip, Sather plans on stopping every day for motivational seminars in places such as Centenary College, but also in outposts as Wellton, Ariz.; Van Horn, Texas; Lordsburg, N.M.; and Eutaw, Ala.

"I'm running across America to prove anything is possible when you dream big and act big," Sather touts in his YouTube video. "If I can run from San Diego to New York City, what can you do in 100 days?"

To the critics who say Sather's "Dream Big, Act Big" plan is crazy, he counters with — what else? — his own version of eternal-optimist reality.

"Running across America is the most sane challenge ever," Sather insists. "Insanity is getting up and going to work every day at a job you don't like and then coming home too tired to enjoy your family and your personal time and repeating the process over and over for 40 years. And then, at the end, you ask, 'is that all there is?'"

Dream Big, Act Big is a run and inspirational seminar tour through urban and rural America hungry for the strategies to rise above their environment. Sather's run across America is meant to inspire people to rise up and demand an extraordinary life. Life can be amazing and thrilling, and according to Sather, there isn't any other way it should be. "I believe to feel alive and fulfilled, you must grow beyond the restraints of mediocrity and insist that your dreams come true," said Sather.

Sather reprograms the subconscious mind for success. As a motivational speaker, Success Hypnotherapist, author, and radio show host, he is transforming lives from ordinary to inspirational. His experience rich lifestyle includes four Ironman triathlons, skydiving, shark diving, fire-walking and fire-eating. Sather's adventures, thrilling stories and demonstrations will keep you on the edge of your seat in his dynamic talks as you learn the psychology of success. "Win your inner game and you win at life."

For more information on Sather, contact Julia Wouk, Booth Media Group at 760.929.1111. For information on Sather's appearance at Centenary College, contact Dr. Shelley Armstrong, Assistant Professor of Health & Exercise Science at 318.869.5277.

About Centenary College of Louisiana

Centenary College is a private, four-year arts and sciences college affiliated with the United Methodist Church. Founded in 1825, it is the oldest chartered liberal arts college west of the Mississippi River and is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Centenary is one of 16 colleges and universities constituting the Associated Colleges of the South and has been recognized as "One of the Best 371 Colleges" by the Princeton Review and one of "America's Best Colleges" and one of "America's Best Private Colleges" by Forbes.com. In 2008 Centenary College celebrated 100 years in Shreveport and Bossier City.