The following story was submitted by Connor Starrs, a 2015 fellow of The Perfect Game Foundation.
My name is Christopher Wagner and I have worked as a public relations intern for the newly rebranded Washington Commanders for the past year. Since graduating from Virginia Tech in the Spring of 2021 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Multimedia Journalism & Sports Media Analytics, I have lived my dream of working for a NFL team
While I have gained truly invaluable experience in the last year, I have also learned the complexities and competitive nature of the sports communications industry. Through my conversations with Del I find myself in a great position moving forward as I explore long term career opportunities
I am proud to be a part of TPGF to continue to build my network of connections in the sports industry and gain crucial experience as I begin my career in sports.
"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).