Join us to celebrate the past, present, and future of 4 Rivers at POA 2024! Meet with your fellow Team Members for two days of connection, learning, and development. The year’s theme is “Rise” and we will focus on how we can elevate the guest experience together and create a positive energy that serves our communities.
DeVos Family Room
445 S Magnolia Ave, Orlando, FL 32801
Matt Manzari is a father, a husband, and a former pro athlete. However, he is also proof miracles are possible and we are a part of a much bigger narrative which goes beyond our selves. Matt Manzari came close to losing his life – twice. The first time was at the annual Byerly Toe Jam where he suffered a horrific crash during the boat portion of the contest. The incident brought him on the brink of death, but he managed to come out of it alive. Still, life was not done challenging him. Matt survived an electrocution from over 14,000 volts which caused 4th and 5th-degree burns. Once again, he defied the odds in ways nobody had ever seen before and recovered. These near-death experiences left him with extensive scars on his body everyone can see. The scars are reminders of all the times he rose above life’s tragic events. However, as he often says, some of the deepest scars are the ones which are unseen. Everybody will experience pain and loss sooner or later in life. We will all get scars, whether they are visible or not. It is not something we can always control. However, through the power of words and his own experience, Matt shows his audiences anyone can surpass life’s hurdles and learn to live with their scars.