This is my "What's happening with Tom" site. Check back often to see new helpful information. Some business information and some personal.
Saturday, April 04, 2009
Friday, February 22, 2008
Saturday, September 30, 2006
Tom Heitz Podcast Sept 30,2006
Friday, September 29, 2006
Tuesday, September 26, 2006
Raising Charitable Children
I had the pleasure of listening to nationally know speaker / author Carol Weisman. Carol discussed a few ways to inspire youth to develop a charitable mindset. You will want to consider reading her Carol's Book if you grow tired of hearing your kids, grandkids,etc complain about what they don't have.
Monday, September 25, 2006
Tuesday, July 25, 2006
Thursday, June 29, 2006
Monday, June 26, 2006
Tuesday, May 30, 2006
Roberts Cycling Adventure
Tuesday, February 28, 2006
Autistic Basketball Player Jason McElwain
This is one of the best sports stories I have ever seen. This hits home in more ways than one.
Watch the video and read the story here
Thursday, February 23, 2006
Tom's 45th Birthday Video
Wednesday, February 22, 2006
Taking my Basketball Team to an NBA Game
This is what is left of the varsity and junior varsity basketball team at Lake Station High School.
We are on our way to see the Chicago Bulls and Sacramento Kings play at the United Center.
I was able to secure a meeting for my players to meet Brad, and a few other players, after the game .
Nephew and Uncle on the Basketball Court
Brad flew home for the NBA All-Star break to visit friends and family.
This is the basketball court that has been the site for several grudge matches between family members.
I am undefeated on my, "Home Court" against my two nephews Brad and Cory. Now I haven't played them in 14 years but I don't think that would make a difference. :)
This is Brad on the Jumbo Tron before the Bulls/Kings game this week.
This is the family from New Orleans that my family has been helping after they lost their house during hurricane Katrina . Brad has been the major contributor financially. My brother Phil has helped to get things done and moving forward.
They are great people and have a powerful story to tell. You can read the latest article about their experience here. Read the article.
Monday, December 19, 2005
Saturday, November 26, 2005
Saturday, October 15, 2005
Tuesday, September 06, 2005
Speaking and Road Trip with my son Tommy
On my recent speaking trip, I took my oldest son. He had a chance to see and participate in what dad does for a living. The experience was priceless for both of us. Click on the link below to view photos from our trip.
Photos of our Trip
Wednesday, August 31, 2005
The day at the Indiana Dunes
|This is my youngest son, Robert at the Indiana Dunes. |
|This is Robert climbing the dunes to train for basketball. |
|Father and son at sunset. |
Thursday, August 11, 2005
Peter Jennings Death
I will miss Peter Jennings on ABC. His death was too early but at least he left a great legacy. The reports on his life, have made me feel a little ashamed on how I take my American citizenship for granted. I live in a great country and have made a goal to learn more about the privileges I enjoy as an American citizen.
Friday, July 15, 2005
Combine Demolition Derby at County Fair
|This is the first time I have ever seen this. The grandstand was filled with people who paid $8-$10 to see this at the Noble County, IN Fair. My life will never be the same. |
Sunday, July 03, 2005
Tuesday, June 28, 2005
Speaking at the Revie Sorey Football Camp
|Here I am with former Chicago Bears Revie Sorey and Bob Fisher. These are two super individuals. They are "Old School" sports heros. "Old School", means that you would want your son to grow up just like them. They are both first class! |
Thursday, June 16, 2005
Little League Pictures
I was a coach for both of my son's little league teams. One full time one part time.
|Tommy looking sad after they were eliminated from the semi-finals. |
|Robert, Carmen and I after the championship game. |
|The B minor tourney champs. |
Thursday, June 02, 2005
Wednesday, May 18, 2005
Racism, Rex and my response.
I read this story about Rex Chapman and interracial dating in ESPN.com and wanted to comment on it.
My response in the Lexington Herald Leader:
More on this later.
Tuesday, May 17, 2005
University of Kentucky 1984 Team Reunion
These photos are about a year old but I figured you might enjoy them.
This is most of my teammates with Coach Hall And Tubby Smith. A little old school and new school.
Melvin Turpin and I. Melvin used to weigh less than me when he was a freshman.
My wife Carmen and my two sons Tommy and Robert
Sunday, May 01, 2005
Speaking at the NEXT Financial Conference in Houston, Texas
I traveled down to Houston to speak at the NEXT Financial national conference. I speak to financial planners on subjects that relate to "Life Planning" for clients. Life planning is getting more press because clients want more than a financial plan from their advisors. It is a cultural change that I am shepherding nationwide.
Here I am with a one of the founders of NEXT, Jim Lorence and financial advisor Hal Thomlinson from Colorado.
In the Houston Airport waiting for my flight back to Chicago.
Sunday, April 03, 2005
Speaking at Campbell County KY High School
This is the Campbell County Winter sports banquet.
Here I am with Athletic Director Joe Roberts, Superintendent Anthony Strong and HS Principal Ginger Webb.
Thursday, March 24, 2005
Lake Station HS Awards Ceremony
Here I am with the senior basketball players I helped to coach this year.
Desi, Neal and Nate.
I give these three men credit for sticking with the team despite winning only two games, in three years. They are winners in my book!
Monday, March 14, 2005
Speaking at Hancock County KY, High School
I love speaking at small schools! It reminds me of my little high school where I was one of 55 seniors.
Here is one of the students demonstrating his,"Napoleon Dynamite" skit.
Here is a basketball player demonstrating the proper position for, "taking the charge."
Here I am demonstrating my popular, "Bread Basket", story.
Shooting the game winning free throw. I made it!
Monday, March 07, 2005
Kentucky / Florida Basketball
This is Florida Gators asst. Men's basketball coach Larry Shyatt and I on Feb 8th. I first met Larry 11 years ago where he was a basketball coach at Providence.
Larry was probably smiling yesterday as his Florida Gators defeated my Kentucky Wildcats. Oh well.
Monday, February 21, 2005
Speaking at the National Consortium for Sports and Society
I was down in Orlando to speak on what an athlete should consider after his or her playing career is over. It was nice to have a break from the cold weather in Chicagoland.
Here I am with one of the other speakers; film maker Spike Lee.
Spike spoke about his good friend the late Ralph Wiley of ESPN.
This is the first picture that cut my head off.
Here is the founder of NCAS Richard Lapchick. Richard is an advocate for racial, ethnic and gender equality in sports. You should hear his story sometime.
Tom Kowalski Me Bob Bradley
Tuesday, February 15, 2005
Play It Smart Chicago Advisory Meeting
I have been fortunate to be part of great program here in Chicago. The program is called "Play it Smart" and it is funded by a grant from the National Football Foundation and the US Department of Education.
The program is set up for a academic coach to be in the school for minimum of 20 hours per week during the school year. The academic coach's job is to help the students on the football team, excel in the classroom, and in the community. I will expand more on this great program in a future feature article.
Check out the website here: http://playitsmart.footballfoundation.com
Wednesday, February 09, 2005
Ben Davis High School in Indianapolis, IN
I stopped by to visit my friend and former Indiana high school All-Star Dennis Goins. Dennis was responsible for the vision, fund raising, and successful implementation of this successful high school TV program. Here is a link to the their TV website. http://www.wayne.k12.in.us/bdtv/index.htm
Dennis made me sit down for this photo.
Tuesday, February 08, 2005
Speaking in Bracken County
I spoke with the athletes at Bracken County High School in Kentucky. Athletic Director and basketball coach, Robert Hammonds, really has a nice operation in place. I love these small schools. They remind me of my high school of 240 students grades 9-12.
Tuesday, February 01, 2005
NBA Players of the Week (Brad Miller - Vince Carter)
It was a good week for my nephew Brad Miller. He was named the Western Conference Player of the week. See story on NBA.com http://www.nba.com/news/pow_050131.html
Here are some photo highlights from last weeks games.
Battling Yao Ming of the Houston Rockets
Guarding Kevin Garnett of the Minnesota Timberwolves
Playing the New Jersy Nets
Here are the Sacarmento Kings in their throwback uniforms. UGLY!