The following story was submitted by Connor Starrs, a 2015 fellow of The Perfect Game Foundation.
Del Wilber Jr. and TPGF represent the epitome of benevolence. Day in and day out, Del has been helping me pursue my dreams of working in the sports industry. There was never a moment when Del was not available to chat on the phone, help me or introduce me to someone new. His hard work, dedication, kindness, and enthusiasm has landed me a great opportunity with the 49ers and taught me the importance of “paying it forward”.
My daily mantra is, “Actions Express Priorities”. My advice would be to be patient, have faith, always listen and continue to learn. If you are given an opportunity, go at it and work hard. Every new person you meet is important in building your network. No matter what, always stay smiling and believe in yourself; you never know what is ahead of you!!
"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).