Welcome to the second edition of our Milan Newsletter!

September 19, 2018

We are under two weeks away from our incredible journey to Milan, Italy. Utilize this newsletter to prepare for the trip!

 

Program Paperwork Checklist:

ALL ITEMS ARE CURRENTLY PAST DUE. Please submit immediately. All details and forms can be found on the Living Sport Milan Portal.

Passport: A copy of the photo page is needed for our records.

Medical Records/Emergency Contact Forms: Both of these forms are very important and will be kept on file as we travel in case of an emergency.

Newsletter Questions & Answers and Accompanying Photos: We would like to learn about you! Our newsletter will help our team get to know one another prior to the start of the trip. Please submit these items so we can feature you in a future issue just like we are featuring others in this newsletter.

Travel Insurance: If you haven’t already received your travel insurance documents they will be sent via e-mail from Trawick International.

Flight Information: See the program portal for group flight information. If you are connecting to the group flight or if you booked your own flight, please send your travel itinerary to your Living Sport representative. Flight docs will be distributed a few days before take-off.

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Trip Information: You can find the Milan itinerary, lodging details, and emergency contact information for Living Sport on the portal as well. 

Program Package: Your program package including your Living Sport t-shirts, backpacks and padfolios have been sent via USPS. Find your tracking number here and enter that tracking number here.


Inside the Red Hook Crit: Meet Circuit Manager Liam Worthy

Get a glimpse of all that goes into designing the course of the Red Hook Crit! Circuit (Course) Manager Liam Worthy, from London UK, discusses the details of his role on the staff, course safety, and new features of the race. This is a great way to become familiar with the event prior to our arrival in Milan. The Milan race is the largest event of the entire Red Hook Crit series and we will see tens of thousands of fans on-site watching and/or participating in the event.


MEET YOUR MENTOR:

Kristin scheitrum - director of partnership development & Marketing, LIVING SPORT

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It was only natural that Kristin Scheitrum took her long-time love for sports from the court to the office. Following her career as a Division I basketball player at Mount Saint Mary's University, Scheitrum built an expansive professional resume working in numerous sectors of the sport industry including marketing, event planning, sponsorship sales and services for professional sports teams, and national fundraising campaigns. 

Scheitrum began her professional sports career in Minor League Baseball, selling and activating corporate sponsorships for the Lehigh Valley IronPigs, Triple-A Affiliate of the Philadelphia Phillies. She continued expanding her experience in the industry by working in client services for the Chicago Sky WNBA team and in global marketing solutions for the Brooklyn Nets, New York Islanders and Barclays Center. Most recently, Scheitrum worked in the fundraising side of the sport industry by further developing the West Coast market for Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center's Cycle for Survival events. Here she oversaw 25+ cycling events in cities such as San Francisco, Los Angeles and Seattle.

She is excited for her next chapter as Director of Partnership Development & Marketing at Living Sport. This opportunity allows her to connect with passionate young individuals looking for a unique opportunity that provides personal and professional growth in the sport industry.

Scheitrum received her Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration, with a minor in Spanish, from Mount Saint Mary's University where she graduated Magna Cum Laude. While at The Mount, she had the opportunity to study abroad in Costa Rica where she learned the value of seeing the world and experiencing new cultures for personal growth. 

 

WE ASKED kristin THE SAME QUESTIONS AS YOU!

What made you want to get into the sports industry?

From as far back as I can remember, I spent my free time playing basketball at the park behind my house, or wiffle ball in the backyard with my neighbors. Sports quickly became my life. Every weekend growing up was spent traveling to basketball and softball tournaments and I wouldn’t have had it any other way! I met my best friends through sports, I traveled to new cities, and it helped shaped the values that drive me today. I knew that even though my competitive playing days would come to an end, my passion would not. I decided that’s where I would start my career.

Kristin and her fellow teammates their senior year on the women’s basketball team at Mount Saint Mary’s University.

Kristin and her fellow teammates their senior year on the women’s basketball team at Mount Saint Mary’s University.

What is your favorite sport? Favorite sports teams?

My favorite sport to play is basketball, and favorite sport to watch is football. My favorite teams are the Philadelphia Eagles and the Philadelphia Phillies.


What is your dream job?

Working at Living Sport! Not only do I love to travel and experience new cultures, but my favorite part about all of my jobs in sports was connecting with people. I’m excited to be part of an organization that uses sport to facilitate new connections, provide once-in-a-lifetime experiences that help you grow personally and professionally, and create lasting memories.


What is a unique trait that you bring to our team?
For the first few years in my career, I thought I had an exact path of where I wanted my professional sports career to go. However, different opportunities surfaced, life events happened, and I ended up moving from professional sports to athletic fundraising and absolutely loved it! Through this experience I saw an entirely new side of the sports business world, and I look forward to sharing my experiences with the team.


What is your biggest sport business accomplishment so far?

While at Brooklyn Sports & Entertainment, I worked on the sponsorship sales pitch that resulted in the naming rights of the reimagined Nassau Coliseum, now called NYCB LIVE: Home of Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum.

On a personal level, I started a team to participate in Cycle for Survival (an indoor cycling event in which 100% of the money raised goes to rare cancer research at Sloan Kettering) in 2014, raising just under $10,000. To date, we have expanded to three teams participating nationwide, and have collectively raised nearly $100,000 for rare cancer research.

Kristin’s team participating in Cycle for Survival New York City in 2017.

Kristin’s team participating in Cycle for Survival New York City in 2017.

What do you hope to gain through the International Sport Business Program?

I am looking forward to creating new relationships with the Milan 2018 team, and hope that my experiences and connections in the sport industry can inspire and assist those beginning their career in sports.


Favorite city or country you have visited?

Barcelona and the city I live in, New York City!

Kristin and her boyfriend visiting Barcelona.

Kristin and her boyfriend visiting Barcelona.

Kristin’s view from her helicopter ride over NYC.

Kristin’s view from her helicopter ride over NYC.

What’s a hobby, a fun fact about you, or hidden talent you may have?

Kristin and her brother following the Eagles win at Super Bowl LII in Minnesota.

Kristin and her brother following the Eagles win at Super Bowl LII in Minnesota.

Hidden Talent: I am a master braider. While it used to be for sports games, it has taken a turn to the office, where you can usually find a “Braids by Kristin” sign hanging around my desk. Stop by on a bad hair day!

Fun Facts: I attended the Super Bowl this past February and saw the Eagles win! The weather was -3 degrees and after the game ended, I had to fly overnight to Boston, then take a train to NYC to get back to work the next morning -- it was all worth it.

This year I was part of ringing the Opening Bell at the New York Stock Exchange with Cycle for Survival which was a really neat experience.

 

What college/university did you attend? Major? Where do you reside now?

I attended Mount St. Mary’s University in Maryland where I received my Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, with a concentration in Marketing. I minored in Spanish and participated in a one-month study abroad program in Costa Rica where we spoke very little English. I currently live in New York City.


Let’s get to know the Milan 2018 team!

At Living Sport, one of our main goals is to connect people to help grow their professional network. We have all heard that networking is a necessity in the sport industry and it is definitely true. The staff at Living Sport all had help from their network along their journey through sport. Our Living Sport team with get to know each other very well on our adventure and it is our hope that each relationship lasts a lifetime! Let’s meet a few of our teammates.

 

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Alysha lofton

1. What made you want to get into sport management?

Alysha: Ever since I was a kid, I’ve always been competitive. Seeing my competitiveness, my parents put me into sports. I fell in love with every single sport that I participated in as a child. When I was growing up, I watched sports on TV and online very often. By watching the drafts, trades, and other business operations, it enticed me be a part of the action. I’ve always wondered how it worked and how certain programs run their operations. Studying in international business really opened my eyes to what has become of the world in the sports industry.



2. Your favorite sport? Your favorite sport teams?

Alysha: My favorite sport is basketball. My favorite sports team is the Philadelphia Eagles.

3. What job would you like to have in the next five years?

Alysha: Social Media Marketing or Social Media Coordinator for a professional sports team.

 

4. What is your dream job?

Alysha: Director of Marketing for a NBA or NFL team.

 

5. What is a unique trait you bring to the team?

Alysha: I am very quick on my feet. If there is a problem that arises, I assess the situation and find a good solution.

 

6. What is your biggest sport business accomplishment so far?

Alysha: Working alongside Albright Athletics to advertise upcoming games and events to the community and prospective students.

 

7. What do you hope to gain through the International Sport Business Program?

Alysha: I hope to open another door in sports that we usually do not see here in the United States. I want to learn how sports operations work in other countries in compared to here.

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8. Favorite city you have visited?

Alysha: Venice, Italy

9. Tell us about hobby, fun fact, or hidden talent you have.

Alysha: I can play the piano.

 

10. What college/university do you attend? Where do you reside now?

Alysha: I attended West Chester University of Pennsylvania before transferring to Albright College. I studied International Business. I reside in the greater Philadelphia area of Warrington, PA.


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HALEY LINKROUM

1. What made you want to get into sport management?

Haley: I have always had a passion for sports and I’d love to be in an industry for something I love. It makes work more fun!

 

2. Your favorite sport? Your favorite sport teams?

Haley: My favorite sports are soccer and field hockey. My favorite teams are Seattle Sounders FC and Arsenal FC.

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3. What job would you like to have in the next five years?

Haley: I would like to have a job working with soccer, preferably in the communications department. I’d love to be working with the team’s social media and/or advertisement.

4. What is your dream job?

Haley: My dream job would be working and traveling with a professional soccer team. Being in charge of their social media network and be alongside them during their games.

5. What is a unique trait you bring to the team?

Haley: I’m incredibly tenacious!

 

6. What is your biggest sport business accomplishment so far?

Haley: Being a part of this program has so far been the peak of my sports business accomplishments.

 

7. What do you hope to gain through the International Sport Business Program?

Haley: I hope to gain friendships, connections and a tremendous amount of knowledge of the international sports business.

 

8. Favorite city you have visited?

Haley: I loved Spain! It is such a beautiful and colorful country.

9. Tell us about hobby, fun fact, or hidden talent you have.

Haley: I’m an avid coffee drinker, I play the drums, and I can make a pretty cool bird sound with my mouth.

 

10. What college/university do you attend? Where do you reside now?

Haley: I recently graduated from Manhattanville College, where I studied communications and sports management. I currently live in my small hometown outside of Binghamton, NY.


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JOhnny loglisci

1. What made you want to get into sport management?

Johnny: Beginning with my involvement and experiences in all forms of sport growing up, I have always shared a strong passion for the industry characterized within its business operations. Specifically once I became a young adult, I realized that my passion and ambition to succeed in the business world would have to coincide within the sports industry, particularly within business and event operations. 

 

2. Your favorite sport? Your favorite sport teams?

Johnny: Mixed martial arts (MMA) undoubtedly would be my favourite sport, beginning in 2006 when I discovered MMA (the UFC) for the first time. Upon first glance, I immediately became immersed in the sport as a major fan, as I one day hope that I have the opportunity to work for a major MMA promotion (UFC, Bellator, One FC) within event management and business operations.

Additionally, growing up I very much enjoyed watching and playing basketball, soccer, snowboarding, skateboarding, cycling, and golf; Formula 1 racing also.

 

3. What job would you like to have in the next five years?

Johnny: Within five years I hope to be successfully working for any major sports organization, specifically within business operations and events management.

 

4. What is your dream job?

Johnny: Ultimately working for the UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship) within their events and business operations would certainly be my dream job.

 

5. What is a unique trait you bring to the team?

Johnny: Uniquely, I bring a substantial amount of life experience to the team. To expand on this, my experience working within the fitness and recreation industry, along with my experience in trades-based work along with my extensive volunteering and travel experience. 

 

6. What is your biggest sport business accomplishment so far?

Johnny: Most recently, I am most proud of my accomplishments from an academic standpoint of reaching the dean’s honour role throughout my semesters within my bachelors of recreation management. Currently, I have two semesters remaining within my program, and I have previously completed my diploma/associates degree in sport management, along with various exercise physiology certifications. Within the work setting, my experience has primarily been volunteer based along with my experience working as a personal trainer and recreation supervisor; as my path to become genuinely involved within the sports business world is my next step and long term goal.

 

7. What do you hope to gain through the International Sport Business Program?

Johnny: The successful completion and involvement within the operations procedures of the biking event in Milan, along with the opportunity to develop the essential learning skills throughout the workshop sessions. Sport industry networking (through the AC Milan soccer clubs as well as through the leaders of the Living Sport Program) will be a component of the program that I certainly look forward too; as the opportunity to learn from industry professionals is a very important element of the program.

8. Favorite city you have visited?

Johnny: Melbourne, Australia.

 

9. Tell us about hobby, fun fact, or hidden talent you have.

Johnny: A hidden fact about me is that I’m a graduate from the TEEX (Texas Fire Academy Program) within College Station Texas. Regarding hobbies, I enjoying exercising/training within my local fitness center along with hiking outdoors.

An additional fun fact is that I have backpacked through nine countries in Europe; lived/worked and backpacked all around Australia as well as visited Fiji, Hawaii, and lived in Texas.

 

10. What college/university do you attend? Where do you reside now?

Johnny: I previously attended Camosun College (completing my sport management program and exercise physiology certifications), as now I am completing my bachelor’s degree in recreation management from Langara College. I currently live in Victoria B.C. Canada. 


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sammi garibay

1. What made you want to get into sport management?

Sammi:  My desire to build a career in the sports industry stems from my love for sports. I started playing sports at a young age and it has become a part of who I am. I enjoy the competitiveness, the teamwork, and the fulfillment that came from being an athlete. As I started thinking about my future, I realized there was only one thing that I was truly passionate about; sports. I decided that if I loved playing sports so much, why not enjoy working in sports?

 

2. Your favorite sport? Your favorite sport teams?

Sammi: My favorite sport is the international favorite, soccer. My family members are huge baseball fans and so my brothers, cousins, and even my parents all played baseball or softball. For some reason as a child, I really wanted to play soccer instead. So I have loved playing soccer ever since. I do enjoy watching pretty much any sport, but soccer is my favorite sport to play. Some of my favorite teams include FC Barcelona soccer club, and the NBA Spurs!

 

3. What job would you like to have in the next five years?

Sammi: In 5 years, I hope to have a job in sports media, reporting for a sports team or a sports network.

 

4. What is your dream job?

Sammi: My dream job is to become a sports broadcaster in a professional sports setting.

 

5. What is a unique trait you bring to the team?

Sammi: I’d like to think a unique trait I bring is my ability to take leadership in a new setting.

6. What is your biggest sport business accomplishment so far?

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Sammi: My biggest sports business accomplishment so far is when I went to Buffalo, New York to meet and work with the NFL Buffalo Bills rookies. I had the opportunity to learn from NFL reporter Laura Okmin and to talk and interview Buffalo Bill’s rookies.

 

7. What do you hope to gain through the International Sport Business Program?

Sammi: With the International Sports Business program, I am looking forward to the culture shock from being in another country for the first time. Experiencing how sports are enjoyed and managed in another country is one thing I can mark off my bucket list after this trip. I also hope to learn more about the operations of a cycling race when working for the Red Hook Criterium, because I have never experienced this sport. 

8. Favorite city you have visited?

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Sammi: My favorite city I have visited is Estes Park, Colorado. It was such a beautiful site to see. I went on an amazing hike and camped out in the nature.

 

9. Tell us about hobby, fun fact, or hidden talent you have.

Sammi: A hobby/hidden talent of mine is that I have been learning to play piano. I always wanted to learn how to play an instrument but I never took the time to learn to read music. But now I am learning and it has been so fulfilling.

 

10. What college/university do you attend? Where do you reside now?

Sammi: I am currently attending the University of Texas at San Antonio and I currently live in San Antonio.


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Chantel Young

1. What made you want to get into sport management?

Chantel:  I began working in sports when I realized my passion for business in sports was something that naturally came to me. I love the competitive nature of the sports industry and by being able to integrate business I’m able to learn both side of player relations and business management.

 

2. Your favorite sport? Your favorite sport teams?

Chantel: Football- Colts, Basketball-Celtics

 

3. What job would you like to have in the next five years?

Chantel: I would like to be a sports agent with a law degree.

 

4. What is your dream job?

Chantel: My dream job would be to work in the NFL as the Chief Communication Official.

 

5. What is a unique trait you bring to the team?

Chantel: Extraversion.

 

6. What is your biggest sport business accomplishment so far?

Chantel: Working player camps in the NFL offseason.

 

7. What do you hope to gain through the International Sport Business Program?

Chantel: International sporting event preparation experience.

8. Favorite city you have visited?

Chantel: Milano, Italy.

 

9. Tell us about hobby, fun fact, or hidden talent you have.

Chantel: I was on the chess team in College.

 

10. What college/university do you attend? Where do you reside now?

Chantel: Arizona State University/ Interdisplinary studies of Communication and Sociology.


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Being selected to attend Living Sport's program should be something that you are very proud of as we searched the nation for the industry's up-and-coming stars. Share your accomplishment with the world! We encourage you to share this experience on your social accounts — be sure to tag Living Sport and use the program hashtags! #iamlivingsport #LivingMilan2018

BIG shout out to Khari Jefferson & Ann Bradley Lewis (you will meet Ann Bradley in an upcoming newsletter) for sharing their experience on LinkedIn! Ann Bradley got 92 likes! LinkedIn is a key tool for business professionals and you should utilize this program for content!

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