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Have You Ever Wanted to Take a “Time Out”? Edgar Welden did just that.

Edgar Welden, along with his partners, has spent the last three decades building a successful business in Birmingham, Alabama. He has always had a dream of taking a year off to attend and enjoy as many sporting events as possible. In 1997 Welden called “Time Out!” With the Support of his wife, Louise, Welden embarked on the greatest adventure of his life. Traveling more than 120,000 miles to all fifty states, he attended more than 250 different events --- from blockbusters like the World Series, to the offbeat X-Games and the grueling Iditarod. Surely no fan in the history of American sports has displayed such relentless devotion to the thrill of being a spectator. To Welden’s delight, in the end he discovered that his year on the road was about much more than the events he attended, it was a grand adventure filled with interesting people, fascinating experiences, funny stories and perhaps even more important, the exhilarating feeling of living his dream.

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Edgar Welden, a native of Wetumpka, Alabama, lives in Birmingham, Alabama, where he and his family are in the real estate business. He is a Chairman of the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame Board, is active in the Monday Morning Quarterback Club and the Birmingham Tip-Off Club.

Graduating in 1965, Welden is an active alumnus of the University of Alabama and a strong supporter of the University's athletic programs. He and his wife, Louise, have two married children and seven grandchildren.

August 17, 1997
Louise and Edgar back home in Birmingham with two of Louise's anniversary presents: a new arm cast and her new ball bat, gifts from Larry Walker of the Colorado Rockies.

Keith Dunnavant, a native of Athens, Alabama, makes his home in Newnan, Georgia and Seagrove, Florida. Keith is  the author of the aclaimed biography
COACH: The Life of Paul "Bear" Bryant and The Fifty Year Seduction. He latest book, The Missing Ring, will be available late summer. He is an award winning writer and editor. His company Solovox Publishing produces the award winning South Walton Life magazine. He is also a partner in ShadowVision, a newly formed documentary production company.

Edgar W. Welden, Founder__|__Karen Pierce, Consultant__|__willpubl@aol.com


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