LAKELAND – Former NBA forward Dwight E. Davis is the keynote speaker at this year’s annual banquet to raise funds for Talbot House Ministries in Lakeland.

The dinner will be held at 6 p.m. Oct. 26 at the RP Funding Center, 701 W. Lime St., Lakeland. The event is free but a donation is requested.

Davis will speak of the injuries that shortened his basketball career and led to drug abuse and homelessness. His story reveals how he broke his addictions and redirected his life to become a successful real estate salesman and owner of a home health-care agency in New Hampshire.