- Associated Press - Sunday, August 28, 2016

DOTHAN, Ala. (AP) - Legendary Florida State football coach Bobby Bowden is expected to speak at an educational event in southeast Alabama.

Bowden will speak at the Dothan Education Foundation’s annual Impact on Education event on Oct. 25, the Dothan Eagle (https://bit.ly/2bK8qZg) reported. The one-night only event will be held at the Dothan Civic Center.

Megan Dorsey, communications director for the Dothan Education Foundation, said event organizers picked Bowden for his strong record as a leader.

“They liked his focus on discipline and leadership,” she said.

Proceeds from the ticket sales will go toward funding for the foundation’s efforts to boost student achievement, enhance instruction, building teacher morale and improve community support for the city schools.

Bowden coached at FSU for 34 years, leading the Seminoles to two national championships. He collected more than 300 wins and led his team to 12 Atlantic Coast Conference titles.

Bowden was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2006.

Bowden recently authored his third book, “The Wisdom of Faith,” which delves into the importance of his religious beliefs connected to his success. He’s also involved heavily with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and presents the National Bobby Bowden Award each year to the athlete for academic achievement along with his conduct as a faith model for his community.

Dorsey said the foundation is hopes to raise $22,000.

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