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Beyond Football -- Preparing for Life
Courtesy: Athletic Communications
Release: 07/01/2014
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Have you prepared yourself for football through hard work, training, study and dedicated effort? How about off the field, beyond your football playing days … are you ready for a career and life?

The Oregon State University football program’s goal is that its successful student-athletes live by those words, but it’s not just about preparing for the next practice or game, it’s more importantly about preparing for life.

Beyond Football is an initiative the Beaver football program began in 2013. The program is guided by its director and OSU football letterman Scott Spiegelberg. The pioneering venture provides transformational personal and professional experiences that create productive leaders for life.

The vision of the program is to identify unique interests and skills of the student-athletes, connect them to leaders, innovators and business professionals that may have otherwise been not accessible, provide real world experiences, create meaningful opportunities for businesses to engage and invest in OSU Athletics, and to provide individuals who will be leaders in the workforce and life.

Beyond Football began as a brainchild of anonymous donor. The donor, a very successful businessman and OSU graduate, has helped fund the program.

Several football student-athletes recently traveled with Spiegelberg to the Bay Area where they met professionals from Google, Jamba Juice, Chevron, Heritage Paper and the Pac-12 Networks. They also had a networking event with former OSU football players.

The odds of having a professional football career following college are long; that’s where the Beavers’ Beyond Football enters the picture.

Ultimately, Oregon State is striving to be recognized nationally as a trendsetter for compelling leadership programs that enhance the ability to recruit and retain elite student-athletes. If you would like to help in the cause please contact Our Beaver Nation by following this link or calling 541-737-2370.

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