Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Launch of the Sports Industry Ambassadors Program (SIAP)

PHILADELPHIA, PA: The Sport Management Student Union (SMTSU) at Drexel University announced today the launch of their new community service initiative, the Sports Industry Ambassadors Program (SIAP).

As part of the program, SMTSU officers and members will be educating local Philadelphia middle and high school students about the benefits of working within the sports industry. The goal is to introduce the sport management industry to inner-city students while encouraging students to graduate high school and continue their studies in order to achieve their professional goals.

The Sport Management Student Union recently teamed up with Overbrook High School as the first school to participate in the program. On Tuesday, May 3rd, approximately sixty 11th and 12th grade students from the local high school will come to Drexel University to tour campus and take part in an informative presentation about working in sports. Additionally, select SMTSU officers and members will make the short trip to Overbrook High School on Thursday, May 5th to meet with 9th grade student and discuss the field of sport management.

SMTSU Faculty Advisor Jen Valore commented on the launch of SIAP. "The SMTSU seeks to make an impact on the Philadelphia community through sport and thus created and launched the SIAP initiative in an attempt to achieve this goal. As a community-focused program the SIAP will allow Drexel students to not only give back to their community but also potentially make a significant impact on the lives of high school students in the city of Philadelphia."

SIAP intends to expand the program by engaging other Philadelphia area schools in the near future. For inquries about the Sports Industry Ambassadors Program, please email the Sport Management Student Union at

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