The following story was submitted by Connor Starrs, a 2015 fellow of The Perfect Game Foundation.
TPGF has helped me in just about every way imaginable. They have opened doors that have led to building an ever growing networking database, along with providing financial aid to attend sports industry conference events. The greatest gift TPGF has given me is the confidence to go out in the job market and really show employers that I would be a strong asset to their company. The Perfect Game Foundation is made up of character first people who truly want the best for you and your career.
The best advice I could give to others who aspire to work in sports would be to be patient and keep a positive outlook on the situation. With every new person you meet in the industry the bigger your networking web will grow, resulting in more opportunities in the future.
"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).