Nate Washington was keynote speaker at Tiffin University's MLK C - News, Weather, Sports, Toledo, OH

Nate Washington was keynote speaker at Tiffin University's MLK Celebration

. -

Toledo native and two-time Superbowl champion, Nate Washington, returned to his alma mater, Tiffin University, to help the surrounding community celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

In front of hundreds in attendance, Tiffin University alumni Nate Washington gave his keynote address for the college's Martin Luther King celebration.

His message was on the process of a dream, and how to keep on track of your goals through encouragement and inspiration.

"What Dr. Martin Luther King wanted to entrust in us, in the future generation that was to come after him. Being persistent, focused and determined to make those dreams come true." said Washington.

TU sophomore Harmony Bennett, who was on the MLK celebration board, said as a college student, she has learned to appreciate the work of Dr. King even more now that she's in college. And she now has a deeper understanding of how college is usually the first step in understanding different cultures.

"Being on a college campus is a new experience to learn about somebody other than yourself, and especially coming from a different part of the world. So, it's kind of amazing," said Bennett.

Nate hopes his message can inspire people to focus on impacting those immediately around us daily as a tool to help improve our overall regional and national culture.

"I think we kind of get caught up in the perception of reaching he masses, when we can inspire the person right next to us. It could definitely change someone's life," said Washington. "It can make someone believe in them self a little more, it can make someone forget about their worries and put everything aside and understand that tomorrow will come."

Nate plans on continuing his work with his 85th foundation, and has upcoming events planned in Toledo.

Follow WTOL:  

Download our app here

Copyright 2018 WTOL. All rights reserved.

  • Headlines from Lucas, Wood, Ottawa, Fulton & Monroe CountiesNewsMore>>

  • Investors pulling out of big banks in search of better interest rates

    Investors pulling out of big banks in search of better interest rates

    Friday, July 20 2018 5:48 PM EDT2018-07-20 21:48:49 GMT
    (Source: RNN)(Source: RNN)
    (Source: RNN)(Source: RNN)

    As the Federal Reserve continues to raise interest rates, savers should be seeing a boost in their interest earned, but you may notice you're still only making pennies a month on your savings account. 

    More >>

    As the Federal Reserve continues to raise interest rates, savers should be seeing a boost in their interest earned, but you may notice you're still only making pennies a month on your savings account. 

    More >>
  • Judge strikes down Toledo lead-safe rental law

    Judge strikes down Toledo lead-safe rental law

    Friday, July 20 2018 5:41 PM EDT2018-07-20 21:41:03 GMT
    (Source: WTOL)(Source: WTOL)

    A controversial lead-safe rental law was declared unconstitutional by Lucas County Common Pleas Judge Linda Jennings on Friday. Judge Jennings also filed a permanent injunction against implementation of the law. The city of Toledo was ruled as not having the authority to give the Toledo-Lucas County Health Department power to enforce the law. Judge Jennings also found that the law was not equally fair, saying it discriminated against owners of smaller rental operations over larger ...

    More >>

    A controversial lead-safe rental law was declared unconstitutional by Lucas County Common Pleas Judge Linda Jennings on Friday. Judge Jennings also filed a permanent injunction against implementation of the law. The city of Toledo was ruled as not having the authority to give the Toledo-Lucas County Health Department power to enforce the law. Judge Jennings also found that the law was not equally fair, saying it discriminated against owners of smaller rental operations over larger ...

    More >>
  • TPD gears up for new recruit class, hopes to diversify department

    TPD gears up for new recruit class, hopes to diversify department

    Friday, July 20 2018 5:39 PM EDT2018-07-20 21:39:51 GMT
    (Source: WTOL)(Source: WTOL)
    (Source: WTOL)(Source: WTOL)

    In just one week, 40 new recruits will hit the Toledo Police academy. And though it won't be immediate, those 40 men and women will eventually help with the manpower level in Toledo.

    More >>

    In just one week, 40 new recruits will hit the Toledo Police academy. And though it won't be immediate, those 40 men and women will eventually help with the manpower level in Toledo.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly