December 6, 2018
The second-year Sports Management and Recreation students had a busy week as they were tasked with organizing and conducting several events as a part of their Special Event Management Class. All of the money raised went to our Service Learning Initiatives, Jays Care Foundation, the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Toronto, MS Society and the Toronto Sports Council TEAM Fund.
They kicked off their Sports Week on Monday, November 22nd with a dodgeball tournament held in the Humber gym. Participants were encouraged to register as a team but could also register alone, with only a five-dollar registration fee to participate. The tournament was loads of fun and generated lots of excitement from both those playing and observing.
On Tuesday, the students put together a movie event that was held in the concourse. They showed the movie Ride for Promise which is about a former CFL prospect who cycled across Canada to raise awareness of racialized youth growing up in marginalized communities. Everyone was touched by the film and the courage this man possessed to take on this challenge. The class also sold Krispy Kreme donuts for only one-dollar to help generate additional revenue for the cause.
The Humber Record Book was held on Wednesday in the Humber gym. The students organized several carnival-style games and recorded them in the record book. At the end of the event, the player with the highest score from each game received a prize.
An alumni mixer was held on Friday; graduates from the Sports Management Program came and spoke to current students about what life has been like since graduating, what to expect while working in the field and potential future job opportunities. This was a great opportunity for our current students to ask other professionals who recently graduated any questions they may have about the future.
The final event took place on Saturday, which was a Sports Summit. There were several guest speakers in attendance throughout the day, in addition to keynote speakers Karl Subban and Joanne McKiernan who gave very inspiring presentations. Halfway through the day, there was a marketplace set up in the concourse that consisted of several different vendors and industry partners available for our students to chat with, as well as refreshments for all of our guests to enjoy.
Thank you to everyone who was involved in making this year’s Sports Week possible, it was a huge success!