I’ve known Ed Lucas for over 10 years. When I asked Ed to speak at our annual Everyday Heroes Awards dinner I had no idea that his life story would move me to tears.Along with a charming personailty, Ed is one of the most engaging speakers we have had in the 19 years of our awards dinner. Ed is fully committed to his audience. With a sense of humor and a passionate delivery talking about his struggles as a young blind man, Ed impresses his audience with his inspirational journey of living life to its fullest. Need I mention his love of baseball!!!! I am honored to call Ed Lucas a friend.
Ed Lucas knows more about baseball than anybody I have ever met. Even though he has no vision, he’s a man of vision, honesty, and integrity who has raised two fine sons with families of their own. I look forward to Ed’s presence in the pressbox and trying to trick him with tough trivia questions. His answers and his anecdotes always make attending the game so much more enjoyable.
Ed Lucas has appeared as a guest at my News Writing and Sports Writing classes at St. Peter’s College in Jersey City for many years and he never fails to mesmerize the class with his stories and personality.As a longtime journalist, I’ve witnessed countless speakers at countless functions, but very few have the audience hanging on every word like Ed does. His stories are touching, inspiring and humorous all blended together into a fascinating mix.
Thank you for a great presentation. It was timely, interesting, educational, inspirational, humorous and well-delivered. A game-winning ‘grand slam’! We are all looking forward to your next visit.