The perfect attendees to this event are schools, their staff, athletes and parents, 9th through 12th grade.
Doors open at 8:30 a.m. Event run-time: 9:30 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Part of the City of Chandler End Zone Experience, this is an innovative and interactive workshop geared to educate and enlighten student athletes, their parents, and others who work with athletes. The distinguished panelists include former NFL players “Big” Michael Bankston, Evan Oglesby, and Lousaka Polite; leading Arizona sports medicine physician Edmond Baker; financial wealth managers; motivational speakers; and college athletes with inspiring stories!
Attending athletes will leave inspired and equipped to navigate life after high school whether their futures include collegiate athletics, professional sports, or work in the corporate sports structure. This free workshop will assist attendees in gaining yards towards a touchdown in managing their steps toward success both on and off the field.
- “Big” Michael Bankston, played in the NFL for a total of nine years for both the Arizona Cardinals and Cincinnati Bengals, as defensive tackle and defensive end, now turned businessman and philanthropist.
- NFL cornerback, Evan Oglesby, played for the Cowboys, Ravens and Dolphins will add expertise from his journey to the National Football League originating from a D2 school.
- Lousaka Polite played nine years in the NFL for the Cowboys, Bears, Dolphins, Patriots and Falcons and has seamlessly transitioned to the corporate structure of sport, as Director of Outreach at The Trust.
More about City of Chandler 2023 End Zone Experience
This premier event is designed to highlight Chandler’s vibrant and diverse culture, and to bring the community together to fuel the local economy and celebrate a big sports weekend in Arizona!
The week-long activities will kick off with a Welcome Reception honoring the best of the City’s high school athletes and coaches. Other events during the week include a concert at the Chandler Center for the Arts; a festival in Chandler Park with NFL players and legends, interactive games, a kids’ fun zone with NFL greats, and live entertainment; a sports workshop and camp & combine for local athletes; vendors, prizes and much more! We look forward to seeing you in support of your community!