Tim Walsh

Tim Walsh

The Playmakers

How PLAY can inspire, connect and motivate people in powerful ways

Fee Range: $2,500 - $5,000
Travels from Sarasota, FL (US)

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Tim Walsh
Mr. Tim Walsh - Motivational Speaker

The Playmakers

How PLAY can inspire, connect and motivate people in powerful ways

Fee Range: $2,500 - $5,000
Travels from Sarasota, FL

Tim Walsh - Motivational Speaker

Tim Walsh

The Playmakers

How PLAY can inspire, connect and motivate people in powerful ways

Fee Range: $2,500 - $5,000
Travels from: Sarasota, FL

For more information about booking Tim Walsh,
Visit http://www.speakermatch.com/profile/TimWalsh/
Or call SpeakerMatch at 1-866-372-8768.

OPERATION: Operation
The Power of Play

In this fun and moving presentation I screen this short documentary film and then discuss the themes of play, friendship and connection that inspired it. I appear in the 30 minute film, which I also co-produced.

In 1964, John Spinello invented a game that would eventually become the iconic board game, Operation. John sold the patent rights to his game to a toy development company for $500. The game went on to sell over 45 million copies, delighting generations of kids all over the world.

In 2008, John lost his business and then discovered that he needed surgery he could not afford. Fellow game inventor, Peggy Brown and I launched a crowd-funding campaign to call on fans of Operation to help John pay for his surgery. The story broke and soon John was on Good Morning America, NBC Nightly News, and dozens of other TV shows. Within 8 days the campaign raised over $32,000 to pay for John’s surgery!

Hundreds of people wrote to thank John for the fun. Some wrote to thank him for the inspiration. Dozens of doctors, nurses, and even surgeons wrote to credit Operation as one of the influences that led them into the medical field. John learns that the game he invented and the power of play have touched more people, in more ways, than he could have ever imagined. See our trailer under Videos at left.