More than fifty students, staff, faculty, and community members attended Mr. Cordell Farley's presentation and book signing on the Daniel Campus of SVCC.
Mr. Farley is the author of "Life Lessons of a Throwaway Kid," the poignant memoir of former professional minor league baseball player. Born and raised in the small town of Blackstone, Virginia, Farley offers a glimpse into his life growing up as a foster kid, a secret not revealed to him until he was an adult, and the impact of emotional and sexual abuse on his self-esteem as a young boy coming of age. He would come to find refuge and healing in sports.
Here are a few captured moments from the lecture, book signing, and lunch.