In May of 2021, Team 25 met down in Atlanta for a time of fellowship, facility tours, and community outreach!
Over the weekend of May 21st to 23rd, 2021 USG was in Atlanta with Team 25! This Weekend Gathering was fruitful in building connections between our members and networking with some great southeastern sport organizations. Friday was dedicated to Strength's Training and Bible studies. We then started Saturday off with some guest speakers, visiting Georgia Tech's McCamish Pavilion, and spent the afternoon at an Atlanta Braves Game. Our staff and students had an impactful outreach event Sunday morning as we distributed impact box content to people in need throughout the city. We were able to pray for many individuals and witness seeds of the Gospel begin to grow!
Here are a few key takeaways from our guest speakers!
Dan Heck - Assistant Athletics Director, Marketing & Fan Engagement, Auburn University Athletics
Dan Heck and his wife, Courtney, spent time with us Saturday morning! Dan shared his journey to a lasting relationship with Christ along with some powerful tools he uses to stay grounded in his faith in the busy, ever changing industry of collegiate athletics. Keeping his identity and priority as a follower of Christ are key ways in which he anchors his life and work. As future leaders in the sport industry he encouraged us in the value of relationships and intentionality. To have confidence in yourself and those on your team to delegate authority.
Chase Hudson - Manager, Group Sales at Atlanta Hawks
Key points Chase focused on with us were integrity and dedication.
Integrity; are you going to do it the right way?
Dedication; are you committed to your craft?
As a manager of sales Chase spends a lot of his time building relationships and networking. He walked us through a mock phone call which helped give the team a 'visual' of how to build a sales networking relationship in less than 5 minutes. He encouraged us to always be prepared for an opportunity, keep your network top of mind, have gratitude - Hand Written Thank You Notes! - and surround yourself with people who are smarter and wiser than you. You never want to be the smartest person in the room!