Party in NYC

Posted By: Ryan Oliver
Posted On: August 22nd, 2016
Attending: Ulster University

The Sports Changes Life Launch Party took place in New York, New York at the Nike offices. It was an unbelievable experience and something I will never forget. Before the event started Nike invited the 23 scholars upstairs to see the Summer ’17 new running collection before anyone else. Next we got the opportunity to meet Rory McIlroy before the event started. It was great to get to know him on a personal level and I’m excited that someone of his character represents the Victory Scholars and Sport Changes Life.


         I was very pleased and honored when I saw my Athletic Director from Siena, John D’Argenio, in attendance supporting me before I took off for my journey. It was great seeing the commissioner of the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC), Rich Ensor, as well. I was able to meet some numerous individuals along with parents and siblings of the other Victory Scholars. The ceremony went just as planned and it was truly wonderful. Everything from the appetizers and drinks I would like to thank the folks at Nike, the Rory Foundation along with Sports Changes Life for an amazing night.


         Just when we thought night couldn’t get any better, we were given a surprise. At the end of the night we were then surprised with goodie bags from Nike and Bose thanks to the Rory Foundation. Our Nike backpacks were filled with a pair of shoes, Nike jacket, and Bose portable speakers!

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