The Aaron Thomas event will be held Wednesday, October 23, at 5:30 p.m. in the Cannon Falls High School auditorium with the theme of overcoming adversity.
Aaron is the son of Ed Thomas, the prestigious 2005 NFL High School Coach of the Year who was fatally shot on June 24, 2009, by a distraught former football player.
All through the country and within the small Iowa town of Parkersburg, people expected anger and retaliation but received empathy and compassion.
The legacy of Coach Thomas is that of more than a football coach. He was a man of integrity and character. What he meant to those he left behind is memorialized through the Ed Thomas Family Foundation which provides opportunities to young adults through scholarships, maintenance and up-keep of facilities and according to the website, "more importantly, spreading the message of God's Word."
This free inspirational faith-based event is sponsored by the Cannon Falls Education Foundation, Keith Meyers Certified Financial Planners, Vasa-Spring Garden Mutual Insurance and FarMutual Insurance.
To read more visit www.edthomasfamilyfoundation.org.