Changing lives one ticket at a time. Today we speak with Ann Lademann, Executive Director of Kids In Seats. In this episode, we discuss attending sporting events, storytelling, and Kids In Seats. We hosted Ann in the office and instead of a typical podcast chat, we recorded our meeting. It’s not the best sound quality as it’s a documentary style podcast instead of an arranged podcast. We hope you enjoy it!——Kids In Seats is a non-profit organization that promotes achievement in disadvantaged youth by using event experiences as motivational tools to recognize and reward their academic achievement and positive social behavior. Ann’s desire and passion to reach more at-risk children led her to form Kids In Seats in March 2017 with Rae Anne McLaughlin.At SportsEpreneur, we are partnering with Kids In Seats because we believe in their cause and we are excited to share their story with you. Ann’s success in and out of the business world has us excited to feature him on the SportsEpreneur Podcast.
Bigger than just video games. Today we speak with Ty Biegerl, founder of Queen City Gaming. In this episode we discuss eSports, repping your city, and how gaming can save lives. ——Queen City Gaming is a community where people with a passion for video games can come and share their experiences, stories, and meet others with the same passion for video games. Ty shares stories from his time playing college football at the University of Nebraska and Gardner Webb and also shares the story about how gaming saved his life. eSports has been on a fast rise of late and is only getting bigger. Ty is a great example of the good in the eSports world. And as you will hear from Ty, his gaming company, Queen City Gaming came about because of his work ethic and passion. Ty’s success on and off the screen has us excited to feature him on the SportsEpreneur Podcast.
Born from hard work and great effort. Today we speak with Tom Murphy, Catcher for the Seattle Mariners. In this episode, we discuss the Major League Baseball Journey, The Seattle Mariners, and youth baseball. —— Last season, Tom played for the Colorado Rockies. Before his time in professional baseball, Tom played collegiate ball at the University of Buffalo. Tom shares stories from his time playing little league baseball in Upstate, New York to becoming a major leaguer to moving this past offseason from the Rockies to the Giants to the Mariners. We always talk about finding the positive and Tom showcases his positive mindset in this conversation. And as you will hear from Tom, it’s born from hard work and great effort. Tom’s success on and off the field has us excited to feature him on the SportsEpreneur Podcast.
Dealing with pressure is something every athlete must be able to do. Today we speak with Derek Bylsma, Executive Director of Millennium Counseling Center in Chicago, Illinois. In this episode, we discuss dealing with pressure as an athlete. ——Derek specializes in recovery-related work, mental health disorders, and issues unique to athletic performance. He is enthusiastic about leading the sports division at his group as it marries two of his life-long passions; helping others and athletics. With Derek’s athletic background and knowledge around mental health in sports, we are excited to share Derek’s thoughts with you. Derek’s success in the counseling world and his involvement in the mental side of athletics have us excited to feature him on the SportsEpreneur Podcast.
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Using your platform for good. Our guest today is Jake Newton, professional hockey player and mental health advocate. In this episode, we discuss mental health in sports and the life of a professional hockey player. ——Today we are chatting with Jake Newton, Professional Hockey Player and mental health advocate. In his career he has played in the AHL, ECHL and currently plays for JYP of the Finnish Liiga. Jake had a lot to say about mental health, battling recovery, and using his platform for good. Jake’s success on and off the ice have us excited to feature him on the SportsEpreneur Podcast.
Ever wondered what it’s like as a professional baseball player? Our guest today is Ty Kelly, professional baseball player for the Los Angeles Angels. In this episode, we discuss creating content as an athlete and the life of a professional baseball player.——In his career, he has played for the Mets, Phillies, Blue Jays, and Team Israel. Ty had a lot to say about creativity, adaptability, and of course, enjoying the journey! He has a lot to say about creating content, the travel of a baseball player, and adapting as an athlete. Ty’s success on and off the field have us excited to feature him on the SportsEpreneur Podcast.
Growing up in New York, you typically choose a pair of teams; The Jets and the Mets or the Giants and the Yankees. On one side, you have proven success, excitement, and 31 combined championships. On the other side, you have heartbreak, disappointment, and just 3 championships- none since 1986. Honestly, I didn’t choose my…
A true athlete turned entrepreneur. Our guest today is Mike Hollis, former professional football player for the Jacksonville Jaguars. In this episode we discuss the life of an NFL Kicker and the transition from pro sports to entrepreneurship.
You remember Mike as the kicker that took down Eric’s Buffalo Bills in the 1996 Playoffs! Mike played in the NFL for 9 years with the Jags, Bills, and New York Giants.
Mike lives in Jacksonville, FL where he runs ProForm Kicking Academy and is a Managing Partner in a software development company in the meal prep industry.
He has a lot to say about youth sports, how to handle high stakes pressure, and of course entrepreneurship!
Mike’s success on and off the field have us excited to feature him on the SportsEpreneur Podcast.
I played a lot of sports growing up. I just loved the thrill of competition and the mental and physical challenges. Out of all the sports I played, soccer was my favorite, but I had the most success with track (which I loved, too). I started out as a pure sprinter, but then switched to…