Milton Ollie Thompson
Milton Ollie Thompson was born on June 29, 1954. After graduating from Indianapolis’ North Central High School in 1972, Thompson enrolled at Wittenberg University in Ohio. In addition to being a Dean’s List student at Wittenberg, Thompson excelled at baseball and in 1976 was named a First Team All-American (he was inducted into the Wittenberg Athletics Hall of Fame in 1998). Drafted by the Baltimore Orioles, Thompson decided to forgo a professional baseball career and instead enrolled at the Indiana University School of Law in the fall of 1976. He received his J.D. in the spring of 1979.
Thompson has had a wide and varied career. He is the President and CEO of Grand Slam III, LLC – a sports, entertainment, and recreation management-consulting firm, based in Indianapolis. He co-founded Play Ball Indiana – an organization with the mission of creating baseball and softball opportunities for inner-city youth. Thompson has been a certified Contract Advisor for the NFL and NBA Players Association, has served as a Board Member of the Indianapolis Indians baseball team, and is co-founder of the Indiana Amateur Baseball Association. Additionally he has hosted the radio show “Playing for Keeps” as well as the television show “Focus on Indianapolis Sports.” Thompson is a federal court-appointed trustee of the Indianapolis Foundation and served as the Vice President for Corporate Development and General Counsel for the Organizing Committee of the Tenth Annual Pan American Games. This barely scratches the surface of Thompson’s involvement in Indianapolis community and professional activities, many of which have resulted in awards and honors.
Thompson served on the Indiana University Law School’s Alumni Board for many years and he was presented the School’s Distinguished Service Award in 1997. He served on the Board of Visitors from 1994 to 2006 and chaired the group in 1995/96 and 1996/97. In 2007, Milton O. Thompson was inducted into the Indiana University School of Law Academy of Law Alumni Fellows.
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