You often see big time players give back to the community, which is great, don’t get me wrong, but why not start a movement that will not only affect the community but affect the nation? The funds available are almost endless and could be given to improve not only the baseball community but the youth education community that is struggling badly. The recent efforts of bringing both baseball and education together, is what is going to put the Dominican Republic in the right
The dedication, awareness, and hard work I had for this event is what makes me think I could be the best candidate for this job. My marketing manager came up to my associates and I to tell us that we have been put in charge of increasing ticket sells in the month of September. The Braves did not have the best record in Major League Baseball at the time, therefore tickets are harder to sell towards the end of the year when there is no chance of playoffs. My associates and I took nine days to figure out that we would like to have a guest singer come to the stadium. We had twelve days to pick an artist.
Intro/saying hello Nathanael Smith Point Park University Shadowing Good Evening, Hello Mrs. Shadow I wanted to take a few moments to thank you for the opportunity to shadow you at PNC Park. I can’t tell you how excited I am to work with an organization I have loved since I was a boy! I’m also very much looking forward to learning from someone who has been in the business for 23 years! It’s going to be such an experience to see how one of the best marketing programs in the MLB operates.
Towards the end of the school year after my success on the baseball field lead to my summer coach asking me to play for his summer team again, I thought to myself, maybe I’ll prove to him I am good enough to play in Florida and surpass his expectations. So the summer starts the first game I sit, the next game I sit, then finally the last game of the tournament I sit. At this point I asked him, “why did I not get a chance to pitch?” he said, well there are too many pitchers to get you in this tournament. I said okay thinking nothing of it. Now to the next tournament, I was Going into this thinking, I’m going to get to start a game maybe most of a game.
Here at the Saratoga Springs chapter of NHS, we place tremendous value in the efforts of individuals to not only make a difference that they wish to see but also inspire others to do the same. With this in mind, it is my pleasure to introduce our guest speaker, Mr. Dave Brown. A graduate of Le Moyne University, Mr. Brown has become one of the most respected and highly regarded members of our Saratoga Springs Community. Whether teaching about his favorite President, James K. Polk, or dauntlessly leading his girls volleyball team into a sectional match, I have never failed to see Mr. Brown give less than one hundred percent. In my experience in his United States History course, I saw Mr. Brown’s ability to connect with each of his students.
Our trip to the UW-Madison campus and the Kohl Center was very beneficial to me. I have always wanted to be a student at UW-Madison and have always been a big fan of the sports teams. So getting to see an inside look at things was pretty special for me. Also, we got to meet some awesome people that gave me some inspiration for my goals. I think one of the things I learned/realized the most the crazy hours that are put in by upper-level coaches.
For fifteen years, baseball was my life; I have countless favorite memories and am grateful for the lessons and values learned during my baseball journey. After a year of playing in college while battling an injury, I decided to alter my goals; ultimately, I chose to leave baseball behind. Finishing out the school year left me feeling anxious pertaining to what I might expect in the future, but deep down I knew I made the right choice of transferring to the University of Illinois. Brand-new friends introduced me to opportunities I might have previously passed on, and as a result, I found myself wanting a connection to the community. Being a student teacher in our Child Development Lab, joining student organizations, and volunteering at our
My role would be to bring new ideas and perspectives that will benefit the community as a whole. Throughout high school, I have gained skills in organizing events to address issues that were affecting the students. As ASB vice president, I took the time to listen to the ideas of members who represented several groups on campus. In our meetings, the topic of Black History month came up. Considering that our community was predominantly African American and Hispanic, I knew the importance of celebrating both cultures.
During my time with the club I often met with Kiwanis (A organization of volunteers), soon I learned that Kiwanis created The Key club to give high school students an opportunity to serve their community. I also uncovered that The Georgia Institute of Technology also enjoys a Kiwanis club. In terms of service I believe that through community service, I may make a positive contribution to Georgia Tech upon arrival. I am very excited to join Kiwanis in college. I have always served locally, but I am exuberant to assist broader
The game of baseball is one of the first sports that bring people from different classes and races together in America, even though the U.S. has different types of popular sports already bringing people from different background together, it was the game of baseball that would attract people because of the growing popularity surrounding it. Baseball in the United States has become a safe haven for the community to bring people of different ethnicities and classes together. Knapp noted in the PowerPoint lecture that “The game was also a means through which to assimilate newly arrived immigrants into the customs and norms of American culture”(Lecture 6, pg .2). The game of baseball was popular among newly arrived immigrants, which the game of
Being able to say that I got offered a scholarship to continue playing has had a huge impacts on me as a person. Since I was awarded this scholarship it has made me set higher goals for myself, not only on the soccer field but in everything I do. Allens head soccer coach, Jeremy McGinnis, approached me after he watched me perform at multiple college showcases. Knowing he saw me as a talented player made me strive to become even
I always dreamed of celebrating a state tournament berth with my teammates, and the summer of 2013 I got to do that. But I had no clue what was about to happen that summer. The state tournament consisted of mostly metro teams whose population ranged from 20,000 to 200,000. We were the town of 3,000 heading into the state tournament just hoping we wouldn’t take last. I’ll never forget the time my baseball team won state because it made me realize that even though we are a very trivial town, we can still do very immense things.
It was a proud moment and to see the division champion pennant hanging in the gym with all the other sports pennants. I also play on travel club teams in the summer and fall. I love these teams because I get to meet players from other areas of the state and I feel mixing it up really helps to strengthen my game.
My high school team doesn 't have a true setter so I asked my coach if I could hit front row and set back row; she said yes and I was able to try it out at my tournament yesterday for the first time. It went really well and I had a lot of success hitting on the right side. I have never been a pin hitter before so the opportunity was awesome. My coach thinks it will be a very great option come school season because one we need a setter and two she wants