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Summary

Shane kicked off today’s show with Johnny Cornell (JC) to catch us up on everything going on in NCAA March Madness and #CollegeFootball with the Florida Gators Football team and get their #PeachlandDentalPicks in.

Then, Shane was joined by Wayne Hogan, Executive Director for the Florida Rising Stars Foundation.

The Florida Rising Stars experience is an opportunity for young sports enthusiasts, many from underserved areas, to participate in a world-class introduction to their desired focus in the industry, tutored by some of the nation’s greatest sports celebrities and practitioners. Ambassadors of the foundation include Coach Steve Spurrier, Bobby Bowden, and Leigh Steinberg to name a few.

Florida Rising Stars Project’s Story

The Florida Rising Stars experience is an opportunity for young sports enthusiasts, many from underserved areas, to participate in a world-class introduction to their desired focus in the industry, tutored by some of the nation’s greatest sports celebrities and practitioners. We will work with organizations like Boys and Girls Clubs, Big Brothers / Big Sisters, and Florida Sheriff’s Youth Ranches as well as high school coaches and athletic directors to identify deserving high school participants. Many of these kids will be able to attend the Experience at little or no cost.

Just as there are five points on our star, there are five tracks to choose from in each of our one and two-day sports “Experiences.” We offer opportunities to participate in sports instruction on the field, but what sets us apart is the opportunity for kids who have an interest in sports careers in related tracks to gain a parallel experience.

Each participant will have the opportunity to choose a fun, rewarding, and educational experience, taught by the best and brightest practitioners in their chosen field — from the Bill Patrick School of Sports Broadcasting to the curriculum in sports marketing and sports information, sports officiating, and general instruction in athletic training and sports medicine.

And best of all, each of these tracks leads to the center of our star – “Life Lessons” embedded in the sports industry. Our all-star cast of more than 50 ambassadors will provide unmatched instruction and pass along their personal stories of success and advice to help these young people get a head start.