Available to speak to your group

This past fall, I was invited to provide inspirational and motivational speeches at Olathe West (KS) High School basketball camps, Fairbury High School (NE) Athletics Back-to-School Event, University of Nebraska-Kearney Athletic Department Student-Athletes Fall Workshops and the University of Nebraska-Kearney 2018 December Commencement Address. My talks vary from 10 minutes to an hour and are customized to each audience — youth, athletes or professionals. If you’re interested in a speaker for your event, please contact me at brenda.vanlengen@gmail.com

Summer 2018

Hello everyone! I hope you are having a great summer! I’m enjoying my college basketball off-season with a little work for my friends at Pelofsky & Associates, plus speaking engagements and private basketball lessons. I also completed my first IRONMAN 70.3 through an incredible experience in Madison, Wisconsin. The training, competing and finishing made up an incredible journey that is sure to be part of my story in future speeches.

I’m looking forward to the 2018-19 school year and broadcasting volleyball, basketball and softball games again. If you need a speaker or an emcee for an event, please feel free to email me at bvanlengen@yahoo.com. I’m based in Kansas City, but can travel.

2019 Summer Basketball Camps – Johnson County, Kansas

2019 Basketball Camps

This summer, I will not be offering any pre-arranged basketball camps.

However, if you have a team, or just a group of kids, we can work together on a customized camp for your group.

In addition, I provide private lessons for girls and boys, customized to an individual’s needs and goals. Contact me for information on detailed information, rates and availability.

2016 Mel Greenberg Media Award


Yesterday, I was honored to receive the Mel Greenberg Media Award at the 2016 Women’s Final Four in Indianapolis, with all of my immediate family in attendance. Sherri Coale, the head coach of the University of Oklahoma, for whom I have a great deal of respect and admiration, surprised me by joining in the presentation of the award after Mel Greenberg introduced me.

Today, I have great empathy for anyone who has received an award and had a short period of time to make acceptance remarks. There wasn’t any music cuing me to get off stage, but I was the first award recipient of six during a 30-minute period and knew I needed to be brief and I didn’t get to say everything I wanted. So, I’ll say it here… Continue reading