I remember going to my first college baseball game when I was 16 years old in 1992. The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets were playing the NC State Wolfpack at Russ Chandler stadium. It was also my first time on a college campus. That experience was one that shaped my focus for the rest of my life. Attending college became a goal of mine after that evening experience with Coach TJ Wilson.
On Wednesday, May 9th, the Georgia Tech Yellow Jacket baseball team will host over 100 of the LEADers from my L.E.A.D. Middle School Baseball Development League. The Yellow Jackets will be playing against the Georgia Bulldogs. The atmosphere is guaranteed to be electric. It will be exciting to see which team the LEADers adopt as their own- will they choose to Bark of Buzz?
The young men will have have the opportunity to tour the Georgia Tech athletic facilities as well as meet Head Coach Danny Hall and other athletic staff. The icing on the cake will be their first time meeting of Georgia Tech alum and successful entrepreneur: Taz Anderson. Abby Perez and Beau King from the Kim King Foundation will also be there to meet the LEADers. They are successful entrepreneurs and the children of the legendary and late Kim King who is also a Georgia Tech alum. The Kim King Foundation is a supporter of L.E.A.D.’s Middle School Baseball Development League.
This is truly going to be a life changing exposure opportunity for our LEADers that will ultimately benefit the city of Atlanta. L.E.A.D.’s mission is to provide inner city at risk youth males with access to higher education an civic engagement through baseball. We are all in this together. Click here to learn more about L.E.A.D.