Press Release

10/15/08 Fullerton, CA - Pat Boone to be keynote speaker for Hope International University's 80th Anniversary Celebration at Disneyland® Hotel

Pat Boone will be the keynote speaker for Hope International University's annual "Celebrate Hope" dinner held at the Disneyland® Hotel in Anaheim, CA. The event will take place on Friday, October 17 at 6:00 p.m.

In the American pop music scene of the 1950s-60s, Pat was the most wholesome performer to top the charts. Pat embodied the core of American values at a time when rock & roll music was suspiciously viewed as the end of civilization as we know it. As a popular speaker, best-selling author, successful entrepreneur, chart-topping recording star, and legendary humanitarian, Pat’s contribution to the American culture and country’s consciousness has reached legendary status.

With over 45 million units sold and 38 top 40 hits, he's recognized by Billboard Magazine as the #10 rock recording artist in history. Entertainment Weekly proclaimed him 'Winner of the Week' in 2003 as Pat Boone incredibly landed his 61st hit 'Under God' a top 15 single on Billboard's Hot 100 Chart from his American Glory album. In 2003, the Gospel Music Association took note of these achievements when they inducted Pat into the GMA Hall of Fame. Pat continues to influence and inspire fans around the world with his positive outlook and message of family, compassion, understanding, hope, love and faith.

Hope International University also proudly celebrates its 80th year anniversary of empowering students through Christian higher education to serve the Church and impact the world for Christ.

Tickets may be purchased through the University’s website at: www.hiu.edu/celebratehope.

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