Uncommon Sports Group had an excellent 2021! Coming out of the pandemic difficulties of 2020, the team was ready to connect with students in person and eager to come alongside future leaders of the sports industry.
We had four full teams in 2021. We wanted to share each of them below:
Team 24 - Miami, FL
Weekend Highlights: Our members had the opportunity to tour Hard Rock Stadium, both FIU and FAU athletic facilities, and catch a Miami Marlins game. We wrapped up the weekend doing an evangelism outreach on South Beach!
New Members: Aaron Crowell, Ally Ginkens, Ashley Weingartz, Austin Thompson, Bekah Wyatt, Bryan Peters, Chris Riewald, Cody Crump, Garrett Sons, Jalen Stone, Justin Wrenn, Kelsey Witkay, Kevin McNamara, Kyle Richardson, Luke Berge, Maggie Vlasaty, Miranda Rivera, Payten Martin, Shaun Nestor, Steven Rudd, Thomas Arteaga, Zoe Lamb
Team 25 - Atlanta, GA
Weekend Highlights: Our members had the opportunity to tour Georgia Tech’s athletic facilities while also hearing from Dan Heck (Auburn Athletics) and Chase Hudson (Atlanta Hawks). We wrapped up the weekend catching an Atlanta Braves game!
New Members: Adaeze Iheoma, Addison Patrick, Annalese Lamke, Antonio Borjas, Ashton Pilz, Dominique Ridley, Elyssa Melton, Ian Silva, Jenna Ladd, Kaitlin Taylor, Katie Suits, Kyle Yost, Michael McGinnis, Preston Manthei, Scott Daughtry, Sean Callahan, Zachary Moore, Zachary Hopp
Team 26 - Minneapolis, MN
Weekend Highlights: Our members had the opportunity to tour Target Field, Target Center, Minnesota athletics facilities, and DIII Northwestern University athletics facilities. We heard from many incredible guest speakers, including former AD Joel Maturi!
New Members: Erin Couwenhoven, Josiah Filegar, Elijah Gill, Nicholas Lachney, Gillian Manske, Justin Ratanataya, Jacob Stonick, Sam Wilkinson, Samantha Williams
Team 27 - Tampa, FL
Weekend Highlights: Our members had the opportunity to tour South Florida’s athletic facilities and minor league Tampa Tarpons baseball complex. We also heard from NFL wide receiver, Justin Watson, and former Bucs chaplain, Doug Gilcrease.
New Members: Conrad Chow, Chance Collingwood, Ansley Doster, Nickolas Fairley, Joshua Fenwick, Hannah Conlisk, Lucas Marroquin, Elijah Minso, Dave Nedbalek, Mikayla Padilla, Kevin Roussey, Hunter Snyder, Macy Terry, Therese VanderPutten, Chris Barbre
Each of these Academy Teams was an incredible experience for our members and staff. The Impact Weekends provided us with opportunities for growth, authenticity, and most importantly, a deeper relationship with our Savior, Jesus Christ.
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