Phelps Future Swimming

In this March 21 file photo, Michael Phelps and his wife, Nicole Johnson, smile during a Lakers-Clippers game in Los Angeles. Phelps will be speaking at the Hoffmann Hospice’s annual Voices of Inspiration dinner and auction fundraiser.

Michael Phelps, the most decorated Olympian ever and a living swimming legend, will be in Bakersfield on Tuesday evening for Hoffmann Hospice's annual Voices of Inspiration dinner and auction fundraiser.

Phelps joins a list of Voices of Inspiration speakers from the past that includes Michael J. Fox, Joe Torre, Tim Tebow, Vin Scully and Peyton Manning.

The event begins at 5 p.m. at the Rabobank theater and convention center. Tickets are $175 including dinner and can be purchased via or by calling 661-410-1010. Seats are limited but still available.

Zach Ewing can be reached at 661-395-7324. Follow him on Twitter at @zewing.

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