It is necessary to keep Athletes connected through networking and community. I remember as a former college athlete at Wake Forest University, all I thought about was my sport. But what about life after sports? What’s next, are you prepared, connected, mentally fit to withstand the reality of not being in that locker room again, not being recognized as an all-star, not feeling connected to the ever-evolving community or network? That’s why I am super excited about today’s show because, I have teamed up with Players Beyond the Game, a non-profit organization, founded by an incredible visionary, my guy Juontonio Pickney. Players beyond the game have a mission is to further the dialogue, raise awareness and facilitate access to tangible resources to support the well being and mental health of former collegiate athletes beyond sports, and today we are kicking off the SHINE BRIGHT ATHLETE SERIES.
Shine Bright Athletes Guests
We have guests on the show who are connected to athletics in one way or another, they are leaders in their field that will be sharing their knowledge, resources, and expertise. We are just excited to create an opportunity to have conversations and discussions to support athletes in every area of their life making sure they have information, networks, and the resources necessary to be successful in life during and beyond sports.
Networking And Community
DEANNA FERRANTE, the Chief operating officer of the Athlete Network, the largest network of current and former athletes. After 15 years in software, Deanna joined an athlete network to combine her passion for sports with the ability to use technology to impact the masses. She played basketball at Cornell College and previously co-hosted a NASCAR radio show for 610 sport. She is a 20-year participant in the Kansas City Corporate Challenge games with some medals and a torn Achilles to show for it… WATCH VIDEO