This past weekend, Uncommon Sports Group hosted twenty-one Academy graduates in Phoenix, AZ, for an Impact Weekend! USG offers a fully-funded Impact Weekend for every individual who completes the eight-week virtual USG Academy. These weekends provide Academy graduates with the opportunity to put what they have learned in the virtual Academy into action, such as networking with present leaders of the college and pro sport industry, fellowshipping with other Christians in sports, and being challenged to grow in their walk with Christ. Read a full recap of the Phoenix Impact Weekend here.
One of our participants during the Impact Weekend, Nathan-Jesse Campbell, is presently working as an Assistant Athletic Director for Communications and Marketing at Cornerstone University. Below is his testimony of his experience during the Impact Weekend:
"The Impact Weekend to Phoenix was a great experience for me. As someone who is 28 and has been in the field of athletics professionally for a while now, it was really cool to meet people from different stages of life when it comes to their profession while also being so united in their love for Christ. I was initially nervous [because] I did not know many people going into the trip, but it did not take long to make some great friends and professional connections throughout the group.
As the experience went on, it was great to have the opportunity to tour so many places. The time at Grand Canyon University was one of my favorite experiences to hear from a panel of different professionals who work in athletics there. As someone who has spent their entire career in small college athletics, it was so cool to hear and see how Grand Canyon grew from a small college to a now elite campus that competes at the NCAA DI level. It was also cool to see how all of the panelists were committed to Christ in their work despite the worldly growth they have seen on their campus. It is truly powerful and rare when an organization that has so much success stays committed to the same mission they had in Christ as they did when they were just a small school.
I would encourage anyone who is considering being part of this group to take the leap and do it, as it provides a ton of benefits spiritually, professionally, and relationally."
It was so encouraging to see how God used this Impact Weekend to challenge, encourage, and grow the participants in their faith and careers. We are grateful to Nathan-Jesse for his testimony and commitment to serving Christ through the sport industry.
If you're interested in learning more about Uncommon Sports Group and how we can come alongside you as a Christian in the sport industry, click here to get in contact with us, or click here to apply to join the USG Academy!