The following story was submitted by Connor Starrs, a 2015 fellow of The Perfect Game Foundation.
The Perfect Game Foundation (TPGF) spent many hours helping me reach out to various sports organizations I wouldn’t normally be able to contact on my own. TPGF helped me connect with collegiate and professional team representatives for both career and internship opportunities until I found the appropriate fit for my personal and professional goals. In addition to providing numerous contacts, TPGF offered valuable advice for my resume building, interview preparation and helped expand my background knowledge of the sports industry.
Remember all the people who helped you get where you are today, someday you might be the one reading a letter from someone trying to get their foot in the door.
"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).