Herschel Walker Bringing Talent Competition to Toccoa

herschelA Georgia football legend and former Heisman trophy winner is bringing his latest venture to Toccoa next month.

Herschel Walker is coming to Toccoa’s Schaefer Center on March 1 to host “Herschel’s Raw Talent.”

Walker said “Herschel’s Raw Talent” is a competition that merges a talent show with the power of online videos.

“We are bringing in talent,” said Walker.  “There is a lot of talent in small town America.  We are taking the top 15 videos and putting them on the Internet.”

Through e-commerce, people can then make money on their videos, said Walker.

Walker said that he came up with the idea while visiting Camp Lejeune.

“I saw all the hits that people were getting on these videos, but they were not making any money on them,” said Walker.

Walker said he is part of a company that can take videos and put them with e-commerce to allow them to potentially make money.

He also said the competition will not only discover talent, but showcase small towns and show that talent can be found everywhere, no matter the size of the city.

Walker said his goal is to bring big city opportunities to people who may not get a chance to show their talents off.

“I got my start in a small town and I was very fortunate to have people who helped me along to get my start, but there are a lot of people that do not get that opportunity,” said Walker.  “I want to be able to help them.”

Contestants can register in advance by filling out a form from the website, www.herschelsrawtalent.com or by picking up a registration form here at the WNEG Radio offices during business hours Monday through Friday.

It is free to register.

On March 1, Walker will host his talent competition at the SchaeferCenter where those who register will have three minutes to showcase their talent by making a video.

“Just show up and show me what you got,” said Walker.  “It is all about the videos.”

People can attend the show.  Admission for spectators is $10 and all proceeds will benefit continued improvements at the Schaefer Center.

After the auditions are complete, they will be put on video to be judged with 10 business days.

The first place winner will receive $1000, while second place gets $500, and third place gets $250.

Also, the next 12 videos will also be showcased with the top three online and can make money as long as the competition is online.