Former NFL player Trent Shelton will speak in Alexandria at 4 p.m. Monday, Feb. 17, as a fundraiser for the Lakes Area Professional Women scholarship program.

Shelton was a wide receiver for several NFL teams. He also speaks and wrote a book, "The Greatest You." He will speak at the Alexandria Area High School Performing Arts Center. To buy a ticket, visit and click on Events, Empowered.

Lakes Area Professional Women hosts an annual fundraiser for scholarships. Its website says the 2019 fundraiser brought in more than $30,000 be awarded to young women this spring via Dollars for Scholars.

Award winners include students from Alexandria, Brandon-Evansville, Minnewaska, Osakis, Parkers Prairie, Sauk Centre and West Central Area schools.