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#23: Manny Gutierrez - From the Bronx to the Midwest - Checkmate!

August 13, 2023 Heather Kittelson Season 1 Episode 23
#23: Manny Gutierrez - From the Bronx to the Midwest - Checkmate!
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#23: Manny Gutierrez - From the Bronx to the Midwest - Checkmate!
Aug 13, 2023 Season 1 Episode 23
Heather Kittelson

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Raised in the Bronx by a single mamma and older sister, Manny found himself in 'fight' mode most of his childhood and young adult years. Living in a constant state of survival in the middle of the crack/cocaine crisis, amongst some of the toughest  gangs and drug lords, Manny managed to escape this destructive and dangerous lifestyle. 

Football was the vehicle that brought Manny (E-Man) to the Midwest with a scholarship to play football at Dakota Wesleyan University in Mitchell SD.  Manny's life went from gangs and drug infested streets - to living in a town with a literal corn palace (https://cornpalace.com). After surviving the culture shock of the move, the  scholarship became the best thing that could have ever happened to Manny for his career, his family and his eternal salvation.

With all the twists and turns that one can imagine Manny's detailed childhood stories will intently grab your attention in disbelief and then have you standing up at the end cheering him on for the life he leads now! Manny is a warrior for Christ!

Manny is also a Father, Sports Coach, Author, Hip Hop Artist, Motivational Speaker, Public figure, Barber, Jack of many trades.

Manny is the Director of Community engagement for Think 3D Solutions,  https://letsthink3d.com/ and the Head football Coach at O’Gorman Junior High School in Sioux Falls, SD.

@mannydawgz on Instagram


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Raised in the Bronx by a single mamma and older sister, Manny found himself in 'fight' mode most of his childhood and young adult years. Living in a constant state of survival in the middle of the crack/cocaine crisis, amongst some of the toughest  gangs and drug lords, Manny managed to escape this destructive and dangerous lifestyle. 

Football was the vehicle that brought Manny (E-Man) to the Midwest with a scholarship to play football at Dakota Wesleyan University in Mitchell SD.  Manny's life went from gangs and drug infested streets - to living in a town with a literal corn palace (https://cornpalace.com). After surviving the culture shock of the move, the  scholarship became the best thing that could have ever happened to Manny for his career, his family and his eternal salvation.

With all the twists and turns that one can imagine Manny's detailed childhood stories will intently grab your attention in disbelief and then have you standing up at the end cheering him on for the life he leads now! Manny is a warrior for Christ!

Manny is also a Father, Sports Coach, Author, Hip Hop Artist, Motivational Speaker, Public figure, Barber, Jack of many trades.

Manny is the Director of Community engagement for Think 3D Solutions,  https://letsthink3d.com/ and the Head football Coach at O’Gorman Junior High School in Sioux Falls, SD.

@mannydawgz on Instagram


If you have been praying for a ministry you align with to support financially, we are a non-profit with the mission of spreading the Hope and Love that Jesus Christ entrusted us. -
https://www.patreon.com/FortitudePodcast