Former Emerald Chris Singleton to speak at PK Park

Singleton is trading in his glove for a microphone to share his "love is stronger than hate" message.

Posted: Jun 18, 2021 12:43 PM
Updated: Jun 18, 2021 6:31 PM

EUGENE, Ore. -- Former Emerald and now motivational speaker and child book author Chris Singleton is speaking to fans at PK Park before the game on Saturday.

In 2015, Singleton tragically lost his mother, Sharonda Coleman-Singleton, in the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church shooting in downtown Charleston, South Carolina.

Singleton is trading in his glove for a microphone to share his "love is stronger than hate" message.

His overall mission when speaking is to encourage his audiences with his story of resilience and to "unite millions of people with his belief that 'Love is Stronger than Hate.'"

“The message that came to me after I lost my mom -- if you want to get somebody to hear your perspective or have empathy, I place it on them like a blanket, not throwing it like a rock or a boulder,” Singleton said. “It's helped me out changing hearts and changing perspectives -- that's the message I love to share.”

Singleton said forgiveness is a journey.

Gates open at 6 p.m. on June 19, and fans are encouraged to arrive early to hear Singleton's message. Tickets are available HERE.

Before the game, the Eugene Emeralds and Kendall Auto Group will be distributing copies of Singleton's book, "Different: A Story About Loving Your Neighbor," to the first 500 children that enter PK Park.

To learn more about Chris Singleton, his two books, and his inspirational message, CLICK HERE.

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