We are sorry to report that Warren Corbett, biographer of Waxahachie baseball legend Paul Richards, can not participate in Waxahachie's 2019 Chautauqua due to health issues.  We wish Warren a speedy recovery - and we will miss his insights and wit.

The good news is that Warren suggested baseball historian Paul Rogers and Paul suggested bringing Eddie Robinson to Chautauqua! - see below. 
Baseball Lifer EDDIE ROBINSON Tells His Story

98-year-old Eddie Robinson is a baseball lifer and, as a player in the late 1940s and 1950s, was four-time American League All-Star. He played in two World Series, with the Cleveland Indians in 1948 and with the New York Yankees in 1955. 
He also considered Waxahachie native baseball legend Paul Richards to be a mentor and friend. 

Robinson will bring his baseball stories to Chautauqua on Sept. 28 and will be available to sign his memoir “Lucky Me – My 65 Years in Baseball”.
Robinson had his best years playing for the Chicago White Sox under Waxahachie native Paul Richards and later worked with him as a coach and front office executive with the Baltimore Orioles, Houston Colt .45s, and Atlanta Braves, where he succeeded Richards as general manager.  
Robinson then served as general manager for the Texas Rangers for six years before scouting for the Yankees and several other clubs until retiring after 65 years in the game. He is the last living member of the Cleveland Indians 1948 World Series team.  He was born in Paris, TX and now lives with his wife in Fort Worth.
He will be interviewed by Paul Rogers, baseball historian by night and law professor at SMU by day.  Rogers collaborated with Robinson on Eddie’s memoirs, Lucky Me – My 65 Years in Baseball, which will be available for purchase and autographing after the session.

More on Eddie Robinson

More on Paul Rogers.
How VIRTUAL REALITY is Transforming Sports Now! 

What if athletes of all abilities could train their minds and hone their skills without risking injury? And what if you could teleport yourself on to the sidelines of your favorite game and see everything up close - or even be in the middle of the action?
All this is here now - or coming soon - through the technology of Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR).
Matt Hooper, Director of Development at Oculus VR, brings his extensive background in Virtual Reality to Chautauqua and will show us how VR is changing sports and the fan experience. 
Mr. Hooper has been creating award winning interactive entertainment for over 20 years.  As lead designer and creative director, he has developed dozens of software titles that are used across the spectrum of devices.  In the past 5 years he has helped Oculus and Facebook bring a new level of immersion to the world through VR. His current focus is on broadening the uses of VR/AR.
While Matt's passion leans more toward the creative, he's also been involved in some of the most advanced technology pushes from the early days of 3D graphic engines through milestones like multi-pass rendering and real time lighting and now into the new worlds of virtual and augmented realities.

Waxahachie Students Offer Lunches at Chautauqua
Waxahachie High School Culinary Arts students, under the direction of Chef Joel Skipper, will offer their box lunches at Getzendaner Park ($10) on Sat. Sept. 28, 11am to 2pm! 
The Culinary Arts students also prepare and serve the popular lunch menus at  "The Reservation", the program's classroom restaurant where students develop their culinary skills. The Culinary Department, with support of the Fine Arts and Agriculture students, also prepare the Farm to Table on the Square, an outdoor gourmet experience in historic downtown Waxahachie. 
in supporting the Waxahachie Chautauqua!
Not Too Late!
Support the Waxahachie Chautauqua:

SPONSORSHIPS: Your company can choose a program to sponsor or else make a general donation for the annual Chautauqua on Sept. 28. Your company will be recognized in signs and in media while you also help to make the Chautauqua FREE to all. Become a Sponsor HERE

VOLUNTEERING: Join us on Sept. 28th for an hour or two to help this all-day, jam-packed Chautauqua event run smoothly. Look at volunteer options HERE

MEMBERSHIPS:  It's not too late to become a 2019 member!  Members are the building blocks of the Waxahachie Chautauqua and keep us going, growing, and improving. Become a Member HERE

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