Relentless Tour to Return to Nebraska in 2018
After the huge success of the first and second Relentless Tours the Kids & Dreams Foundation is pleased to welcome Anthony back to Nebraska in 2018. The tour is an incredible experience and with the extremely high demand from schools we are bringing back Anthony for a third year. Our schedule is filling up fast this year so please contact us if you would like to bring Anthony to your School.
Relentless Tour - "Three for Thirty-Thousand"
Schedule of Events
Monday, March 5th
- 8:30 am Hershey Public School
- 10:00 am Adams Middle School, North Platte, NE
- 1:15 pm Madison Middle School, North Platte, NE
- 2:30 pm Maxwell Public School
- 7:00 pm Merryman Performing Arts Center, Kearney, NE
Tuesday, March 6th
- 8:30 am Gothenburg Public School
- 10:00 am Cozad Public School
- 1:00 pm Arnold/Callaway Public Schools, Callaway, NE
- 2:30 pm S-E-M Public School
- 6:00-Heroes-Hoops-Hope Charity Basketball Game-UNK
Wednesday, March 7th
- 10:00 am Seward Middle School
- 1:00 pm Seward High School
- 4:00 pm UNL Presentation-East Campus Union, Lincoln, NE
- 6:30 pm Presentation at Training Table-Memorial Stadium, Lincoln, NE
Anthony Ianni, of the Michigan Department of Civil Rights, is one of the most sought after anti-bullying motivational speakers in the midwest.
At the age of 4 Anthony was diagnosed with Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD), which is on the Autism Spectrum (ASD). Doctors and specialists told Anthony’s parents that he would barely graduate from high school, would never graduate from college, would never have a shot at being an athlete and would likely live in a group institution with other Autistic kids for his adult life. His family was devastated but pledged they would help Anthony be successful no matter what.
And he is. Despite bullies, adversity and numerous personal challenges Anthony worked hard and never gave up. Not only did he earn his Bachelor’s Degree from Michigan State University in Sociology he is the first known athlete with autism to play Big 10 basketball. Anthony played for legendary coach Tom Izzo while at MSU. He won two Big Ten Championships, a Big Ten Tournament Title, was the recipient of the 2011 Tim Bograkos Walk On Award and the 2012 Unsung Player Award, and was also a member of the 2010 Final Four team.
Anthony has pledged his life and career to help those who face similar challenges. He has been invited to tell his story and share his message across the country and has inspired countless individuals to “LYD”- Live Your Dreams. And it’s only just begun…. He’s only 25!