First, the Nike venue was unbelievable. They were so welcoming and everything was put together so nicely for us. It was truly an awesome venue to hold the event. It certainly made me feel special. Then, one of the coolest things I ever got to do was to sit down with Rory Mcllroy. We were able to chat with him for a good amount of time and tell him about ourselves and to ask him questions. He told us his story about growing up and how sport changed his life and how he uses his success to impact others. His talk was really inspiring and truly made me feel like we can have a huge impact on Ireland's youth through sport and by passing on our knowledge and experiences to them. After, we went into the main auditorium where we were able to hear SCL representatives speak and tell us more about what it means to be a scholar and the impact that we can have. Then, we were all introduced and welcomed into the program. After all of that exciting stuff, it was great we all got to speak with our families and the people that are connected to SCL. This was the best part for me, just meeting all of these wonderful people and hearing their stories was awesome. It was very comforting to know that I was part of a program with so many wonderful and interesting people.
The event was capped off by going up to Rory and talking with him, one-on-one, or a few minutes. After him speaking to a million people before me he was still so kind and welcoming. I was certainly quite impressed with how generous he was with me.
In conclusion, the event was way more than I could have ever anticipated and it will definitely be something I won't ever forget.
Oh and just when you thought it was over…Nike and Bose hooked it up with a bag of gear and speakers!!!