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Students Train Hard at World-Class IMG Academy - 2017

The IMG Academy is a world-class preparatory institute and boarding school in Bradenton, Florida. It offers students, athletes and other performers academic and athletic training in baseball, basketball, football, golf, lacrosse, soccer, tennis, track and field, and cross-country.

There was never a dull moment on this years IMG Academy two-week global adventure. Students had a jam-packed itinerary training, attending workshops and networking at the IMG Academy, as well as running the Dunedin Blue Jays’ biggest game of the year.  

First, they spent two days volunteering at the Florida State High School Athletic Association track championships. Later, they spent three full days on the IMG campus. There, they attended workshops with industry professionals, as well as shadowed professionals as they performed their roles throughout the day.

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Dunedin Blue Jays

Finally, the trip culminated at the Florida Auto Exchange Stadium where students spent two days working with the Dunedin Blue Jays, the minor league affiliate team of the Toronto Blue Jays.

Students assisted the Dunedin Blue Jays with the game-day operations for Wing Night, their biggest game of the year. Some of the operations students ran included promotions, ticket sales, customer service, and the event’s setup and teardown.

The trip was an amazing learning experience. Students engaged in a wide-range of hands-on learning opportunities and made several excellent industry contacts. In fact, over the course of the trip, several students were offered future work or internship opportunities.

Humber will be returning to the IMG Academy next year with a new cohort of eager, excited students.