A group of Bethel Sports Management students were in Nashville this week to volunteer at the Tennessee Titans season opening game against the Arizona Cardinals.
by Bethel University
MCKENZIE, Tenn. Sept. 17, 2021 – Fresh on the heels of their trip to volunteer at a World Cup qualifying match, a group of Bethel Sports Management students were in Nashville this week to volunteer at the Tennessee Titans season opening game against the Arizona Cardinals.
Six students made the trip along with Program Coordinator and Assistant Professor of Sports Management Dr. Josh Greer: Maria Campos, Antonio Costas, Joey Cascarno, Logan Goodman, Nathan Holliman and Hayden Thomas.
Greer said the group worked as hospitality volunteers and were formally invited back to work future events by Nissan Stadium officials.
“We will continue to volunteer with the Tennessee Titans and other events hosted at Nissan Stadium as the students gain experience and exposure to our field of work,” he said.
The students are learning in a hands-on, professional, large market setting. Campos, from Belo Horizonte, Brazil, is taking full advantage of the program.
“Extremely happy with the opportunity to work on my first NFL event, being able to interact with the fans and be part of the behind the stages logistics of the day,” she said.
Being able to attend the live events while working is also a bonus, according to the group.
“My experience at the Tennessee Titans football game this past Sunday was great. I enjoyed the volunteer work and the game itself,” Thomas said.
“It was an amazing experience where we got to see how Nissan Stadium’s employees and volunteers work hard to fulfill fans’ experience,” Costas said.
As valuable as these trips are to the program, they come at a cost. Greer and the students are currently fundraising to help offset expenses.
“I really want to eliminate the financial barrier that could prevent some of our students from participating at these major sporting events,” he said.
Funds raised will go toward paying for experiential learning trips planned for the spring 2022: Los Angeles for Super Bowl 56, Las Vegas for the NFL Draft and the men’s Final Four in New Orleans.
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Bethel University is a private, not-for-profit university affiliated with the Cumberland Presbyterian Church located in McKenzie, Tenn., offering both on-campus and online courses.