After a few hours of hanging out with the other Victory Scholars for the first time, we were on our way to the Central Park Nike offices. When we walked in the building we were all given name tags to go upstairs. Right before I hopped on the elevator, I realized Rory Mcilroy was behind me. This is when the whole event started to feel real.
It’s not every day you get to meet a famous person, especially someone like Rory Mcilroy. The whole group of us had the opportunity to sit down with him and ask him questions. One of the best words of advice I took from him was to fully immerse ourselves in the culture. After we finished talking to him, it was time to start the event that we had all been waiting for the past few months.
I knew this was going to be a big moment for all of the Victory Scholars, but it was above and beyond any expectations I could have possibly had. Not only was the event a success but we also were hooked up with a gift bag from Nike and Bose. You know that feeling you got as a little kid opening presents on Christmas morning? That’s exactly how I felt. Needless to say, the launch event was an unforgettable night.