April 27, 2011

On stage: Danny Rodgers and David Copperfield

Last evening, Optimist International President Danny Rodgers announced on Facebook that he was about to go on stage with magician David Copperfield. His wall lit up with such comments as "Don't disappear," and "Wow, that is way cool."

Evidence of his survival came this morning when @OptimistOrg tweeted,  "This is no illusion @OIPresDanny on stage with @D_Copperfield presenting "Bringing Out the Best" Award." 

Danny and Jill Rodgers have been in Las Vegas since Sunday to present "Bringing Out the Best" awards to two deserving individuals. First was Tony Hsieh, CEO of Zappos.com and author of the book Delivering Happiness.

He then went to the Tuesday evening show with David Copperfield to make the presentation on stage. Copperfield was recognized for his work with children through Project Magic.

The Bringing Out the Best Award was created so the international president of Optimist International can recognize an individual that has inspired him or her through the years. It is an award to acknowledge optimism and the ability and willingness to bring out the best in others.


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