Baseball Legend Alex Rodriguez to Headline IBS Opening Ceremonies

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Baseball legend-turned-business powerhouse Alex Rodriguez will headline the Opening Ceremonies at the 2020 International Builders' Show on Jan. 21 in Las Vegas. Best known for his unparalleled accomplishments on the baseball field, Mr. Rodriguez is a three-time MVP, a 14-time all-star and a 2009 World Series Champion with the New York Yankees. Mr. Rodriguez will be stepping in for Earvin "Magic" Johnson, who regretfully had to withdraw from the Opening Ceremonies due to the timing of the memorial in New York City for former NBA commissioner David Stern, where he will be delivering a eulogy. Over the course of his iconic baseball career, Mr. Rodriguez also built a tremendously successful investment firm. As founder and chief executive officer of A-Rod Corp, he created a fully-integrated real estate investment and development firm, starting with the purchase of a single duplex in 2003 and subsequently broadening to a wider array of industries, including sports and wellness, media and entertainment. This past year, he launched "The Corp," a podcast with Barstool Sports' Dan Katz that interviews industry leaders, sports legends and entrepreneurs, and which debuted as the No. 1 podcast in America. In addition to his professional endeavors, Mr. Rodriguez actively engages in a variety of philanthropic initiatives. He is passionate about education and has sponsored college tuition for over 30 students via his scholarship program. All registered IBS 2020 attendees are invited to attend the Opening Ceremonies. Doors open at 7 a.m. Limited general seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Complimentary shuttle bus service will be provided between all official Design & Construction Week hotels and the Paradise Event Center at the Westgate, with the exception of properties that are within walking distance.

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