UNOH Students Take On the MLB All-Star Game

Posted on Tuesday, September 03, 2019

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UNOH Students on MLB "Green Team"

Written by Contributing Columnist: Aubrey Brunst

Opportunities are given daily but what you do with the opportunity is what makes the difference. That is exactly what a group of 15 University of Northwestern Ohio Sport Marketing and Management students did at the 2019 Major League Baseball All-Star Game weekend that took place at Progressive Field in Cleveland, Ohio. Students had an opportunity to be part of something bigger than themselves and be part of an eye-opening experience as volunteers on the MLB Green Team.

Their journey began on Friday by giving back to a local Cleveland Community through a Habitat for Humanity event. The work consisted of manual labor to clear out a yard that had been overgrown. Hours of moving rocks, plants, weeds, and mowing to finally clear the lot that could be built upon later. Following the tiresome day, it was time to check into Cleveland State dorms, which would be their home for the next four days.

Following that busy day of hard work, students were able to relax and explore downtown Cleveland. That evening, UNOH students were invited to a networking event with MLB executives. There they were able to make connections, ask questions, and hear advice as to how these executives got their foot into the sports world industry. The following day it was finally time for students to head to Progressive Field and be a part of the MLB Green-Team for the next three days.  

They volunteered at the Celebrity and Futures Game, the Homerun Derby, and the All-Star Game itself with the overall purpose of promoting recycling and sustainability to the fans within the ballpark. As more people today are concerned with the environment, it is important to take advantage of the world-watched events like the All-Star Week events to promote recycling and sustainability to help our planet flourish.

Students promoted a cleaner environment by collecting recyclables from fans within the ballpark.  The fans genuinely appreciated the efforts that the students, as volunteers, as well as Major League Baseball, put into shining light on this issue. Recycling makes a difference in our world and the students of UNOH made a difference as volunteers during All-Star week.

Category: Business, Health, and Occupational Professions, Campus & Community

Keywords: All Star game, Sport Marketing & Management

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Last updated: 09/03/2019