Meet our Celebrity Commentators

They’re back! Local celebrities Al Emerick and Shannon Miller return to the 2011 Rounds at the Grounds as our fabulous and fun sideline correspondents, covering every hit and miss and interviewing participants and players.

From left, Al Emerick and Shannon Miller serving as sideline commentators at the 2010 Rounds at the Grounds game, while Eugene Monroe looks on.

Meet: Al Emerick, local personality

“I am honored to once again be a part of this year’s Rounds at the Grounds. As a community steward and longtime resident of Jacksonville, it is with great honor that I help support organizations such as the Northeast Florida Healthy Start Coalition. If I can be of service to your company or organization by putting a smile or grabbing a laugh from your audience for your event, let me know.”



Al Emerick, the face of Kia of Orange Park and the voice of more than 100 businesses & corporations nationwide is an empowerment engineer, spokesman and emcee. Al is the Vice-President of Marketing for Hospital Physician Partners, a national Emergency Medicine and Hospitalist Medicine management company.

He also speaks on topics like “Diabetes in the Workplace,” “Burgers & Beer – Living with Diabetes,” “What’s it Take to Be a Real Man? – Lessons in Sexism,” “End of Dayz – The Pursuit to End Domestic Violence” and “It Takes Two: Communication for Healthy Relationships.”

To learn more or schedule a booking, e-mail or call 904-472-3311.

Meet: Shannon Miller, Olympic gold medalist

Gymnastic Stats:

  • 7 Olympic Medals: 2 Gold, 2 Silver, 3 Bronze
  • 9 World Championship Medals: 5 Gold, 3 Silver, 1 Bronze
  • Member of 8 Halls of Fame
  • Most Decorated Gymnast, male or female, in United States history

Shannon Miller is the world’s most decorated gymnast and president of Shannon Miller Lifestyle: : Health & Fitness for Women. The 7-time Olympic medalist is also a wife, mother, cancer survivor, television and radio personality and health and fitness advocate.

Shannon has launched a number of women’s health tools and videos and hosts a weekly call-in radio show, Shannon Miller Lifestyle (Saturdays from 4-5pm on AM690 and 106.9FM WOKV). She is an advocate for women to get regular exams and screenings after being diagnosed with a form of ovarian cancer. Her site features tips on nutrition, exercise and pregnancy and motherhood. Keep up with Shannon and her journey on her blog.