CHRIS Damond


Chris Damond

  • Name: Chris Damond
  • School: University of Miami
  • Job or Internship: Staff Writer, Miami Dolphins & Co-Sports Editor with The Miami Hurricane

There’s something magical about sports that I can’t quite pinpoint. Maybe it’s the underdog stories, or maybe it’s when athletes achieve the impossible – couldn’t tell you. All I know is that sports blew my mind as a kid and several years later, that feeling has not gone away!

As a child who watched NHL Network before school, SportsCenter at night, with a mini hoop in my basement pretending to be Derrick Rose or LeBron James until bedtime – life was great. All of my notebooks were filled with brackets of different professional teams, and enthusiastic recreation of games was a fantastic pastime.

Sports were never just a game – they represented life, with its countless up and downs, perfectly. There’s something amazing about that and now as a junior at the University of Miami studying journalism and sport administration, the career path is in the sports industry! As The Perfect Game Foundation says ‘Perfect’ !

My dreams are becoming a reality, serving as the Co-Sports Editor with the Miami Hurricane, the University of Miami’s student newspaper, and getting to write, edit, and publish stories. Attending sporting events as a media member and working with other students to help them learn the skills needed to be a successful sportswriter is Perfect.

Work these days also includes compiling game notes for legendary Nationals broadcaster Bob Carpenter — a job the Perfect Game Foundation helped me land. Carpenter has even invited me to watch a game from the press box! There is nothing better.

My passions are sports and writing. They always have been. Ideally, the career path will take me to working for the PR/Communications department of a professional team, but it won’t be easy. Del Wilber and The Perfect Game Foundation are helping me make that happen.

They are introducing me to respected members in the sports industry and are helping me land internships. Many thanks to TPGF – very excited for this journey.

"There is no substitute for Excellence – not even success. Success is tricky, perishable and often outside our control; the pursuit of success makes a poor cornerstone, especially for a whole personality. Excellence is dependable, lasting and largely an issue within our own control; pursuit of excellence, in and for itself, is the best of foundations,” The Heart of the Order, by Thomas Boswell (Doubleday, 1989).