AtTheMatch Networking Event - March 2016
Thursday 17th March, in support of Heart4More Foundation with Guest Speaker: Tobi Alabi by AtTheMatch
AtTheMatch and our contacts in the sports and business industries reconvene once again for our monthly networking event on Thursday 17th March at 7pm, in support of the Heart4More Foundation. Its founder, former professional footballer turned entrepreneur Tobi Alabi, is guest speaker for the evening and will share his inspiring story with us.
The Nelson Bar in north west London, walking distance from both Warren Street and Euston stations, continues to be our home ground where many business cards have changed hands and partnerships have been formed.
Complimentary food and drink will be available throughout, on an evening that will be attended by a number of individuals and organisations from a variety of industries within the sports and business worlds.
Tobi Alabi - Guest Speaker
Tobi is an ex-professional footballer, whose former clubs include Millwall and Swedish side Ljungskille SK before ending his career at Metropolitan Police FC. His final match was on the 15th October 2013 when, aged just 19, his heart stopped and he collapsed on the field of play.
After being rushed to hospital and undergoing a barrage of medical tests, it was discovered that his heart had stopped beating for a period of 10 seconds. Upon further testing, it was advised that he stop playing professional football and have a heart monitor placed in his chest to pinpoint the cause of his problems.
In April 2014, Tobi suffered another collapse in his home on a Sunday morning. He was found lying lifeless on his bathroom floor by his elder brother. He was resuscitated and rushed to hospital and the heart monitor recorded that his heart had stopped on three occasions for a period of one minute.
It was from this information that doctors identified that Tobi had Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM). He then underwent his second operation to implant a pacemaker and remove the heart monitor. He has since undertaken a life-changing and inspiring journey.
Event in Support of Heart4More Foundation Fundraising Dinner
The Heart4More Foundation, established in February 2014, is primarily an organisation that works with football’s governing bodies, professional clubs, educational institutions and communities to raise awareness of cardiac related issues.
The Foundation is also heavily focused on youth development and empowerment. It aims to increase employability, educational attainment and develop life skills in young people. We will find out more about how it achieves these goals on the night.
After being chosen as guest speaker for this networking event, with sponsorship donated to the Heart4More Foundation, Tobi said:
“I'm extremely happy that Simon asked me to be guest speaker at the March networking event, especially in light of our recent partnership with the Foundation and fundraising dinner in May.
"It's exciting because I've had the chance to see AtTheMatch's ability of bringing people from different sectors and environments and I'm looking forward to sharing the message of Heart4More.
"It's great to see that AtTheMatch are so supportive of the Foundation in such a short space of time. They believe in what we do and this is just another example of that."
AtTheMatch founder Simon Maurer said:
“When we met with Tobi to hear his story first-hand I knew he would be ideal as guest speaker. His inspirational story will resonate with everyone in attendance, regardless of their field of work.
“In addition, he is the true essence of where business and sport meet having been a sports athlete turned entrepreneur.”
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