On June 16, staff members from various companies in the Atlanta area were treated to a WISE (Women in Sports and Events) luncheon at SunTrust Park, the new home of the Atlanta Braves. The Keynote speaker was Atlanta Braves President of Development Mike Plant.
WISE is the leading voice and resource for professional women in the business of sports and events.
Mike gave insight on the power of teamwork and the collective effort it took to bring the stadium to life beautifully and soundly in just three years.
On advice he’d give to someone looking to work in his field:
“Don’t be a legend in your own mind. Be humble, respect everyone.”
It takes a certain level of chutzpah and strength to ride a wakeboard across water while holding on to a rope. After competing in gymnastics for five years, Dallas Friday tried the water sport and loved it.
At age 14, Dallas competed and captured Gold at the ESPN X-Games and the NBC Gravity Games.
ESPN has since dubbed her “the winningest female wakeboarder in history”.
On how she got into wakeboarding:
“My brothers had me try it one weekend and I absolutely loved it. I was 12 and at the boy-crazy phase. I tried to be just as good as they are.” (shape.com)
Named after a small town in North Carolina, Dallas was born September 6, 1986 in Orlando Florida.