2019 Game Changing Retreat


Arrival - Thursday, June 20, 2019

Our 2019 Game Changing Retreat cohort arrived in Atlanta and were greeted by our staff before receiving a boat load of goodies courtesy of adidas and mobot.

Daily Recaps

Day 2 - Thursday, June 21, 2019

During day 1 of the 2019 Game Changing Retreat cohort members heard from Dr. Leah Turner on the career advantages of being a student-athletes and Dr. Collin Williams from RISE on inclusivity through diversity.

Day 2 - Friday, June 21, 2019

Day 2 of the Game Changing Retreat was jam-packed! We started off with a panel on Emerging Career Panels featuring Adrian Williams (Atlanta Braves), Erica Wilkerson (NASCAR), Bryan Harris (Jackson | Spalding) and Tiffany Kelly (Sports Entrepreneur). Retreat mentor Will Baggett discussed networking and professional presence before cohort members visited the Atlanta Braves, Jackson | Spalding, and Turner Studios.

Day 3 - Saturday, June 22, 2019

Day 3 of our Game Changing Retreat allowed cohort members to gain insight with more conversation with their mentors, a presentation on breaking the glass ceiling with Dr. Julie Shaw, career preparation with Megan Perry, a golf lesson at Charlie Yates Golf Course and the final Dinner of Influence.

Day 4 - Sunday, June 23, 2019

The final day of our Game Changing Retreat featured a much needed conversation on handling success/failure with Jarrod Barnes, personal professional development, and a sappy wrap up where cohort members shared their retreat experience.

Enrichment Activities

Dinners of Influence



Retreat Partners

adidas was the presenting partner for the 2019 Game Changing Retreat in Atlanta. They provided gear for yoga, golf, and throughout the weekend.
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MOBOT came on as a partner for the 2019 Game Changing Retreat to provide their foam roller water bottles to ensure all participants stayed hydrated while maintaining an ocean-friendly event.

Additional Videos from the Weekend

This year's cohort left an impression on every person they met, including each other.
This year's cohort became a family as they begin their career in sports business.
The 2018 Game Chaning Retreat cohort came back to volunteer and provide guidance to this year's cohort.