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  2. 2. Table of Contents Resume .................................................................................................. 2 Transcirpt ................................................................................................ 6 Certifications ....................................................................................... 13 RM 2110 Intro leisure to Recreation & Leisure ......... 15 RM 2310 Administration of Leisure Serivces I................................... 19 RM 2410 Recreation Program Planning ............................................. 27 RM 3561 Leisure Service Promotions................................................. 30 RM 3610 Administration of Leisure Services II.................................. 32 RM 4110 Evaluations Recreation/Leisure Services Management....... 36 RM 4900 Internship............................................................................. 38
  3. 3. Resume KYLE KANUPP 3930 Old Shelby Road Hickory, NC 28602| 828-381-1048| EDUCATION Appalachian State University, Boone North Carolina December 2015 Bachelor of Science, Recreation Management Concentration: Recreation and Parks Management Minor: Special Education GPA: 3.39 Honors: Dean’s List Spring 2013, Fall 2014, Spring 2015 RELATED EXPERIENCE Hickory Crawdads Baseball Team, Hickory North Carolina May- August 2015 General Intern  Assist with the promotions department  Answer phones and fulfill single game ticket request  Exhibit a high degree of customer service skills and positive attitude at all time Carolina Panthers Charlotte, North Carolina Shadowed Game day Technical Staff personnel October 13, 2014 Roachel Laney: In charge of Technical Staff & Guest Relations  Observed Mr. Laney at the Carolina Panthers game  Witnessed encounters of how Mr. Laney delegates with fans that have issues  Gained experience in Sports Management field  Desire to acquire more experience in Sports Management Fred T Foard High School, Newton, North Carolina Jacobs Fork Middle School, Newton, North Carolina Volunteer High School and Middle School Assistant Wrestling Coach November 2008- March 2014  Coached over twenty hours a week if not more  Addressed situations with other coaches and wrestlers  Developed skills of being in a leadership role  Demonstrated moves, drills, and situations for the wrestlers  Motivated wrestlers to do their best on the mat and off the mat  Analyzed techniques of wrestlers  Prepared practices schedules, and organized match days Northwest Officials, Western North Carolina High School & Middle School Wrestling Official November 2012- March 2015  Officiated matches at both levels of competition  Delegated with any issues with coaches  Encouraged good sportsmanship
  4. 4. WORK HISTORY Enterprise Rent-a-Car Boone, North Carolina May 2014- Present Car Prep  Maintaining clean rental cars by: Vacuum, Wiping the doors, and dash off, washing the outsides of the cars  Assisting customers that are need of being picked up or being dropped off.  Conveying with customers when dropping them or doing a take back to the office  Encourage and promoting customers to continue to be a customer of Enterprise Subway Boone, North Carolina August 2013- April 2015 Sandwich Artist  Making subs designed to customers liking  Handling customer service issues as they arose  Maintaining a clean sanitary store for customers to be able dine in.  Entrusted with store closing responsibilities Lowes Foods Grocery Store Hickory, North Carolina June 2011-March 2013 Grocery Stocker  Stock grocery shelves  Development interpersonal skills  Assisted customers with any questions or requests about products  Conditioning the store Little Caesars Newton, North Carolina May 2008-August 2011 Pizza Maker  Operating Cash register  Handling cash responsibilities  Maintaining a clean sanitary store OTHER EXPERIENCE Parkway Middle School Boone, North Carolina Field Experience for PSY 3010  Involved with students with ADHD or Special needs Fall 2012 Fred T. Foard High School Newton, North Carolina Fall 2011 Field experience Future Teacher at Western Carolina University  Shadowed a special education teacher for 36 hours August 2011-May 2012 CERTIFICATIONS CPR/AED Certified August 2015- 2017 First Aid Certified Blood Borne Pathogens Certified
  5. 5. Kyle Kanupp 3930 Old Shelby Road, Hickory, NC 28602 | 828-381-1048 | References: Dr. Paul Gaskill Professor Office number: (828) 262-6336 Email: Appalachian State University, Holmes Convocation Center, Boone North Carolina, 28607 Roachel Laney Assistant Professor Former Athletic Director of Appalachian State University (1990-2004) Office number: (828)262-7154 Email: Appalachian State University, Holmes Convocation Center, Boone North Carolina, 28607 Nicki Walker Branch Manager of Enterprise Rent-a-Car Phone number: (704)484-8655 Email: 1505 E DIXON BLVD, SHELBY, NC 28152 Josh Boyd Assistant Branch Manager of Enterprise Rent-a-Car Phone number: (828)628-9761 Email: 1435 Hwy 105 Boone, North Carolina 28607 David Shook Social Studies Teacher/Head Middle Wrestling Coach Phone Number: (704)462-1827 Email: 3431 Plateau Rd, Newton, North Carolina 28658 Charlie Downs Assistant General Manager of Operations Phone number: (828) 322-3000 Email: 2500 Clement Blvd NW Hickory, NC 28601
  6. 6. Transcript Appalachian State DegreeWorks Production Student View AD843788 as of 11/04/2015 at 11:28 Student Kanupp, Kyle William Lynn Level Undergraduate ID 900502566 Major Recreation Mgt (BS w/ Conc) Class Senior Minor Special Education, General Advisor Mohr, Derek J Concentration Rec Mgt, Recreation & Park Management Academic Standing Good Standing Admit to College ACED ACHS Cumulative GPA 3.39 Cumulative Earned Hours 157 Hold Status Y If you need assistance in interpreting this report, please contact your academic advisor or your Dean's Office. If you are currently registered for an ASU course for which you have already received a passing grade and earned hours, Degree Works may incorrectly show the course fulfilling multiple degree requirements until grades are posted for the repeated course. After grades are posted, ONLY the most recent credit and grade will be used in the Degree Works worksheet (unless the course is listed as one that can be repeated for credit). Please be aware of this as you review your progress towards completion of degree requirements. Legend Complete Complete except for classes in-progress (T) Transfer Class Not Complete Nearly complete - see advisor @ Any course number Recreational Management, Recreation & Park Mgmt (B Catalog Year: 2012-2013 Credits Required: 122 General Education Requirements You meet the minimum GPA requirement. Major Requirements Minor Requirements General Education - Themes Selected Catalog Year: 2012-2013 First Year Seminar UCO MET FIRST YEAR SEMINAR MET TRCR 0 Fall 2012 Satisfied by UCOMET - FIRST YEAR SEMINAR MET - Catawba Valley Comm College First Year Writing ENG 1000 EXPOSITORY WRITING TRA 3 Fall 2012
  7. 7. Satisfied by ENG111 - EXPOSITORY WRITING - Catawba Valley Comm College Second Year Writing ENG 2001 INTR WRITING ACROSS CURRICULUM A 3 Fall 2012 Quantitative Literacy GEP MAT QUANTITATIVE LITERACY CREDIT TRA 1 Fall 2012 Satisfied by MAT151A - STATISTICS I LAB - Catawba Valley Comm College GEP MAT QUANTITATIVE LITERACY CREDIT TRB+ 3 Fall 2012 Satisfied by MATH130 - COLLEGE ALGEBRA - Western Carolina University Wellness Literacy P_E 1754 WEIGHT TRAINING A 1 Fall 2013 P_E 1790 BASKETBALL A 1 Spring 2014 Fine Arts Designation ART 2011 INTRODUCTION TO VISUAL ARTS TRC 3 Fall 2012 Satisfied by ART111 - ART APPRECIATION - Catawba Valley Comm College Historical Studies Designation HIS 1400 WORLD EMPIRES B+ 3 Fall 2012 Literary Studies Designation ENG ELEC ENG ELECTIVE CREDIT TRB 3 Fall 2012 Satisfied by ENG113 - LITERATURE-BASED RESEARCH - Catawba Valley Comm College Aesthetic Perspective How We Tell Stories ENG ELEC ENG ELECTIVE CREDIT TRB 3 Fall 2012 Satisfied by ENG113 - LITERATURE-BASED RESEARCH - Catawba Valley Comm College PHL 1502 EVERYDAY PHL: AESTHETICS C+ 3 Spring 2013 Historical & Social Perspective Cultural Diversity ART 2011 INTRODUCTION TO VISUAL ARTS TRC 3 Fall 2012 Satisfied by ART111 - ART APPRECIATION - Catawba Valley Comm College ENG 2350 STUDIES IN AMERICAN LITERATURE TRB 3 Fall 2012 Satisfied by ENGL231 - INTERPRETATION OF LIT - Western Carolina University HIS 1120 SOCIETY AND HISTORY TRB 3 Fall 2012 Satisfied by HIS121 - WESTERN CIVILIZATION I - Catawba Valley Comm College Local to Global Perspective Empire, Colonialism, & Globalizatio n GLS 2000 CONTEMPORARY GLOBAL ISSUES B 3 Fall 2012 HIS 1400 WORLD EMPIRES B+ 3 Fall 2012 Science Inquiry Perspective Biology & Society BIO 1102 BIOLOGY IN SOCIETY II TRB+ 3 Fall 2012 Satisfied by BIOL103 - ENVIRONMENTAL BIOL - Western Carolina University BIO 2500 BIO 1102-202 LAB B 1 Spring 2013
  8. 8. GLY 1103 INTRO ENVIR & APPL GEOLOGY TRB 3 Fall 2012 Satisfied by GEOL140 - INVEST ENVR GEOLOGY/NOLB - Western Carolina University GLY 2500 ENVIRONMENTAL GEOLOGY LAB C- 1 2013 Summer1 Major in Recreation Management Catalog Year: 2012-2013 Writing in the Discipline Course (WID) R_ M 361 0 ADMN LEISURE SERVICES II -- (3) Fall 2015 Capstone Course (CAP) R_ M 421 0 SENIOR SEMINAR -- (2) Fall 2015 MAJOR REQUIREMENTS Introduction to Recreation & Leisure R_ M 211 0 INTRO TO REC & LEISURE B 3 Fall 2014 Leadership & Group Dynamics in Recreation R_ M 212 0 LDRSHIP GRP DYNAMICS REC A 3 Fall 2014 Recreation Resource Management R_ M 221 0 RECREATION RESOURCE MGMT B- 3 Spring 2015 Administration of Leisure Services I R_ M 231 0 ADMN OF LEISURE SERV I B+ 3 Fall 2014 Recreation Program Planning R_ M 241 0 REC PROGRAM PLANNING A 3 Spring 2015 Inclusive Recreation SPE 3300 CREATNG INCLSVE LRNG COMMNTIES TRA 3 Fall 2012 Satisfie d by SPED240 - EXCEPTIONAL CHILD - Western Carolina University Excepti on By: Greene, Catherine Sherrill O n: 03/26/2 015 Substitution : SPE 3300 subs for RM 3210 per P. Gaskill Career Development in Leisure Service & Recreation R_ M 331 5 CAREER DEV LEIS SERV REC A 1 Spring 2015 Administration of Leisure Services II (WID) R_ M 361 0 ADMN LEISURE SERVICES II -- (3) Fall 2015 Evaluation in Rec & Leisure Service Management R_ M EVAL REC/LEIS SERV MGT -- (3) Fall 2015
  9. 9. 411 0 Senior Seminar (CAP) R_ M 421 0 SENIOR SEMINAR -- (2) Fall 2015 Leisure Service Promotion R_ M 356 1 LEIS SERVICE PROMOTIONS B- 3 Spring 2015 Internship R_ M 490 0 INTERNSHIP S 8 2015 Summer1 Concentration Requirements Electives Outside the Major Discipline NU T 220 3 ORG & MGT IN FOODSERV A 3 Spring 2014 Free Electives PSY 220 0 CAREERS IN PSYCHOLOGY S 1 Spring 2014 R_E 471 0 DIAG REMED OF READ PROB B+ 3 Spring 2014 Conc in Recreation & Park Management Catalog Year: 2012-2013 Credits Required: 15 Concentration Requirements R_ M 323 7 SPORTS OFFICIATING II A 3 Spring 2015 R_ M 323 5 INTRO TO SPORT MGT A- 3 Fall 2014 R_ M 214 0 NAT RES: BECOMING INFORM CIT -- (3) Fall 2015 R_ M 213 0 PRIN COMMER REC & TOURISM -- (3) Fall 2015 R_ M 323 6 SPORTS OFFICIATING I A 3 Fall 2014 Exceptio n By: Greene, Catherine Sherrill O n: 03/26/2 015 Apply Here : RM 3237 counts in concentration per P. Gaskill Exceptio n By: Greene, Catherine Sherrill O n: 03/26/2 015 Apply Here : RM 3235 counts in concentration per P. Gaskill Exceptio n By: Greene, Catherine Sherrill O n: 03/26/2 015 Apply Here : RM 2140 counts in concentration per P. Gaskill
  10. 10. Exceptio n By: Greene, Catherine Sherrill O n: 03/26/2 015 Apply Here : RM 2130 counts in concentration per P. Gaskill Exceptio n By: Greene, Catherine Sherrill O n: 03/26/2 015 Apply Here : RM 3236 counts in concentration per P. Gaskill Minor in Special Education Catalog Year: 2012-2013 Credits Required: 15 After being approved for the minor in Special Education, students may take the following courese unless other courses have been identified in consultation with the Special Education Coordinator. Minor Courses SPE 3350 CHARACT THEO & DIAG STUD LD TRA 3 Fall 2012 Satisfie d by SPED401 - INTRO LEARN DSBLTS - Western Carolina University SPE 3360 PSYCHOEDU STRAT SPEC NEEDS A 3 Spring 2013 SPE 3370 CHARAC THEO & DIAG STUD COGN A 3 Spring 2013 SPE 3380 ASSISTIVE TECH IN SPEC EDUC A- 3 Fall 2013 SPE 3300 CREATNG INCLSVE LRNG COMMNTIES TRA 3 Fall 2012 Satisfie d by SPED240 - EXCEPTIONAL CHILD - Western Carolina University Excepti on By: Greene, Catherine Sherrill O n: 03/30/2 015 Apply Here : SPE 3300 applies in minor per S. Richter Fallthrough Courses Credits Applied: 58 Classes Applied: 24 COM 1200 FDNS OF HUMAN COMMUNICATION TRB 3 Fall 2012 Satisfied by: COM110 - INTRO TO COMMUNICATION - Catawba Valley Comm College C_I 2300 TEACHING LEARNING DIGITAL AGE A 2 Fall 2012 FDN 2400 CRITICL PERSP LEARN & TEACHING TRA 3 Fall 2012 Satisfied by: EDCI201 - TEACHER LDRSHP DIV SOCIETY - Western Carolina University HPC 2700 PRINCIPLES OF LEADERSHIP B 3 Fall 2013 H_P 1105 HEALTH AND FITNESS TRC 2 Fall 2012 Satisfied by: PED110 - FIT AND WELL FOR LIFE - Catawba Valley Comm College H_P ELEC H P ELECTIVE CREDIT TRA 3 Fall 2012 Satisfied by: HEA120 - COMMUNITY HEALTH - Catawba Valley Comm College H_P ELEC H P ELECTIVE CREDIT TRB- 3 Fall 2012 Satisfied by: RTH300 - HEALTH AND HEALING - Western Carolina University H_P ELEC H P ELECTIVE CREDIT TRA 3 Fall 2012 Satisfied by: HEAL111 - STRESS MGT HLTH WELLNESS - Western Carolina University NUT 1202 BASIC FOOD SCIENCE B- 3 Fall 2013 NUT 2202 NUTRITION & HEALTH A 3 Spring 2013 PSY 1200 PSYCH: HIST, SOC & SCIENT FNDS TRB 3 Fall 2012 Satisfied by: PSY150 - GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY - Catawba Valley Comm College PSY 3010 PSYCHOLOGY APPLIED TO TEACHING C+ 3 Fall 2012 P_E 1745 JOGGING/CONDITIONING A- 1 Spring 2014 P_E ACTV PE ACTIVITY TRA 1 Fall 2012 Satisfied by: PED117 - WEIGHT TRAINING - Catawba Valley Comm College R_E 1010 POWER READING B 1 Fall 2013 R_E 3900 PR READ INSTN CLRM TCHR B- 3 Spring 2013
  11. 11. SNH 1010 BEGINNING SPANISH I TRB 3 Fall 2012 Satisfied by: SPA111 - ELEMENTARY SPANISH I - Catawba Valley Comm College SNH 1020 BEGINNING SPANISH II TRC 3 Fall 2012 Satisfied by: SPA112 - ELEMENTARY SPANISH II - Catawba Valley Comm College SNH ELEC SNH ELECTIVE CREDIT TRA 1 Fall 2012 Satisfied by: SPA181 - SPANISH LAB I - Catawba Valley Comm College SNH ELEC SNH ELECTIVE CREDIT TRA 1 Fall 2012 Satisfied by: SPA182 - Catawba Valley Comm College SOC 1100 SOC PROB IN AMER SOC TRB 3 Fall 2012 Satisfied by: SOC220 - SOCIAL PROBLEMS - Catawba Valley Comm College SPE 3374 ASSMT IN SPEC EDUC TRB 3 Fall 2012 Satisfied by: SPED310 - EVAL OF EXCEPTIONAL CHLD - Western Carolina University STT 2810 INTRO TO STATISTICS TRC 3 Fall 2012 Satisfied by: MAT151 - STATISTICS I - Catawba Valley Comm College U_S 3539 EFFECTIVE STUDY SKILLS A- 1 Fall 2013 Attempted Credits Applied: 0 Classes Applied: 2 R_E 4710 DIAG REMED OF READ PROB WC 0 Fall 2013 R_M 3237 SPORTS OFFICIATING II D- 0 Spring 2014 In-progress Credits Applied: 14 Classes Applied: 5 R_M 2130 PRIN COMMER REC & TOURISM -- 3 Fall 2015 R_M 2140 NAT RES: BECOMING INFORM CIT -- 3 Fall 2015 R_M 3610 ADMN LEISURE SERVICES II -- 3 Fall 2015 R_M 4110 EVAL REC/LEIS SERV MGT -- 3 Fall 2015 R_M 4210 SENIOR SEMINAR -- 2 Fall 2015 Exceptions Type Description Date Who Block Enforced Apply Here RM 3237 counts in concentration per P. Gaskill 03/26/2015 Greene, Catherine Sherrill RA000161 Yes Apply Here SPE 3300 applies in minor per S. Richter 03/30/2015 Greene, Catherine Sherrill RA001583 Yes Apply Here RM 3235 counts in concentration per P. Gaskill 03/26/2015 Greene, Catherine Sherrill RA000161 Yes Apply Here RM 2140 counts in concentration per P. Gaskill 03/26/2015 Greene, Catherine Sherrill RA000161 Yes Apply Here RM 2130 counts in concentration per P. Gaskill 03/26/2015 Greene, Catherine Sherrill RA000161 Yes Apply Here RM 3236 counts in concentration per P. Gaskill 03/26/2015 Greene, Catherine Sherrill RA000161 Yes Substitution SPE 3300 subs for RM 3210 per P. Gaskill 03/26/2015 Greene, Catherine Sherrill RA001310 Yes Notes Entered by Date Nutrition minor removed. All graduation requirements now IP. Greene, Catherine Sherrill 11/04/2015 December 2015 graduation shortages sent to student and advisor. Shortages: 9 sh in Nutriton & Foods minor. Greene, Catherine Sherrill 10/21/2015 Graduation Audit sent to student and advisor. Student has not applied for graduation at this time. Greene, Catherine Sherrill 06/16/2015 Per S. Richter: courses to satisfy SPE Minor are SPE 3300, 3370, 3350,3360, and 3380. Greene, Catherine Sherrill 03/30/2015
  12. 12. Kyle will take Praxis 1 tests in April 2014 again. He has not yet earned the minimum scores needed to apply to the RCOE. He and I will meet again in May 2014 to review scores and make decisions regarding Fall 2014 classes. Richter, Sharon M 04/23/2014 Spring 2014 RE 4710 NUT 2201 NUT 4555 Power Reading or Math Study Skills PE 4000 Kyle will switch to Adapted Curriculum from General Curriculum. He will also continue to take Praxis I tests in order to meet test requirements for admission to RCOE. Richter, Sharon M 11/18/2013 Legend Complete Complete except for classes in-progress (T) Transfer Class Not Complete Nearly complete - see advisor @ Any course number Disclaimer This worksheet may be used for assessing your progress toward your degree and for planning your future course work. Although we endeavor to assure that the information in the worksheet is accurate, it is not an official transcript of your academic record and it is not an official notification of completion of degree or certificate requirements. You should contact the Registrar's Office for your official degree/certificate conferral status or to obtain a copy of your academic transcript. If you need assistance in interpreting this report, please contact your academic advisor or your Dean's Office. Meeting graduation requirements is the student's responsibility. NEW STUDENTS: Please be aware that program requirements may change from year to year, so your current DegreeWorks audit may not reflect the actual requirements you will need to meet until after May 1 of your entry year.
  13. 13. Certifications Kyle Kanupp has successfully completed requirements for CPR/AED for Professional Rescuers and Health Care Providers: valid 2 Years Date Completed: 08/21/2015 conducted by: American Red Cross Instructors: Eddie Simmons ID: GS6W2Z Scan code or visit:
  14. 14. Kyle Kanupp has successfully completed requirements for First Aid: valid 2 Years Date Completed: 08/22/2015 conducted by: American Red Cross Instructors: Eddie Simmons ID: GS6W7V Scan code or visit: Kyle Kanupp has successfully completed requirements for Bloodborne Pathogens Training: valid 1 Year Date Completed: 08/23/2015 conducted by: American Red Cross Instructors: Eddie Simmons ID: GS6WEI Scan code or visit:
  15. 15. RM 2110 Intro to Recreation & Leisure R M 2110 - INTRO TO REC & LEISURE This course consists of an introduction to the concepts of recreation and leisure and a survey of the recreation profession. Included in the course is a history of the leisure and recreation movement, and development of a personal philosophy related to discretionary time and related choices. A minimum grade of "C" (2.0) is required. Personal Philosophy of Recreation I believe recreation helps overcome fear Why? Well because while I was trying a new leisure activity, I overcame the fear of flying. If it was not for trying a new activity, I would never have got on a plane and flown for the first time. Four factors define leisure and one of those is freedom, having the choice to do whenever I want to do (McLean & Hurd, 2005, p.16). Additionally, I had a choice of doing something that I was interested in trying. Recreation is something we enjoy during our free time that is pleasurable that has socially redeeming qualities (McLean & Hurd, 2005, p.15). Recreation has other qualities, by doing something out of our comfort zone to overcome fear we may have while trying a new activity I am fortunate to overcome this fear of flying on my leisure time, because now I do not mind flying at all. I believe participating in sports of all types should be required in leisure and recreation...Being on a sports team can be beneficial to one’s physical, mental, and socially qualities. I can recall being on many sport teams as I was growing up through school as well as now. For instance, when I was on the wrestling team for four years, and captain for two of those years, the comradery of my teammates is something I not only enjoyed but was a social benefit. Being on a sports team can create new friendships or continue long term friendships beyond participating in sports, social bonding is a huge benefit. Being physically fit or well-being is another benefit from practicing in sports. Being involved in sports-related activities makes you move around, helping you to reduce stress from life itself and enjoy playing the game that you love. I believe leisure should be inclusive. Inclusive is defined as acceptance of all people regardless of someone’s physical and mental abilities (J.James, personal communications, October 12, 2014). People of all ages with disabilities should have the same opportunities and freedoms to express their emotions through leisure and play. Many benefits are gained through leisure for anyone, but foremost for people with disabilities. These benefits
  16. 16. include: prolonging life, enhancing fine motor skills, interacting with the community, gaining friendships with others, helping improve the growth of families, and many more(Anderson & Kress, 2003, p.4). However, if was not for the passing of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) there would not be any recreation programs or public accommodations like ramps for wheel chair use I believe anyone with a physical disability shouldn’t be left out not being able to play. Even if it is on a playground or at a gym, wheel chair users have the equally right to do so like any other person. Thankfully the Americans with Disability Act of 1990 encouraged programs and opportunities allowing anyone with a disabilities to enjoy their leisure. I believe leisure should consist of laughter. Why do I say that? I feel any form of leisure or recreation activity should involve laughter amongst people. Hearing the sound of laughter from people and seeing a group of people, or an individual doing something that they can enjoy on their own time. However, creating an atmosphere that causes someone to smile and laugh should be engrained in leisure. Laughing not only makes your feel good, but also can help strengthen your core (Inn, 2012). According to Inn laughing can go a long way to improving the quality of life (2012). In an article called Laughing Your Abs Off by Jamie Inn (2012), she went on to list the benefits of laughing your abs off. Stress management, cleaning sensation, meaning mental, physical, and emotional release by laughter, and building your immunity by laughing your abs off “increases the number of antibody-producing cells and enhances the effectiveness of T cells, which means your body is building a stronger defense system against nasty colds”(Inn, 2012, p.1) . Internal workout is a benefit as a result of laughing your abs off because if you laugh hard enough or have hard laugh sessions, it can exercise your diaphragm causing the strength of respiratory system, which also can increase your blood pressure and pulse rate, and as a result stimulates and tones your circulatory system (Inn, 2012). Lastly, laughing is contagious which can connect us with others. Not only is laughing beneficial for physical well-being, but it creates a sense of happiness with others. In leisure all these advantages can occur while enjoying doing an activity with a group or simply by yourself. I believe leisure includes involvement of time for a furry companion. Not only do humans need time to recreate and enjoy free time, but pets do as well too. Taking the time to play with your animal, taking your dog out for
  17. 17. a walk to get his daily exercise or playing fetch outside not only gives it recreation but you too!. In today’s society, we as individuals are too caught up with work, school, and our social lives to realize we need to relax and enjoy our life. One way we can accomplish this is by playing with our furry friends. In recent studies, according to 27 ways to improve your health by owing a pet, most people who have pets are more physically active (Flowers, 2014, s. 7). Taking 30 minutes out of the day, like fifteen during the morning, and fifteen in afternoon to walk your pet or play fetch also works. Not only as a person we are getting benefits of physical activity but so are our pets. There are even yoga classes outside for pets and their owners to bond together. Another study in 2000, found that as someone experimented, walking a dog had three times more of social interaction between other pet owners than the experimenter walking by them self (Klein, 2012). Not only are you taking time to get exercise for you and your pet, but also socially interacting with humans and other pets. I consider it important to take time to play with your pets and enjoy bonding with them, whether it is walking your pet, playing fetch, or laying around together.
  18. 18. References Anderson, L. S., & Kress, C. B. (2003). Inclusion: Including people with disabilities in parks and recreation opportunities. State College, PA: Venture Pub Flowers, A. (2014, October 21). Slideshow: 27 Ways Pets Can Improve Your Health. Retrieved December 9, 2014, from Inn, J. (2012, July 18). Laugh Your Abs Off! Retrieved December 9, 2014, from abs-off/ James, J. (Director) (2014, October 13). Personal communications. Lecture conducted from, Boone, North Carolina. Klein, S. (2012, April 21). The Health Benefits Of Having A Dog. Retrieved December 9, 2014, from McLean, D., & Hurd, A. (2005). Kraus' recreation and leisure in modern society (10th ed.). Sudbury, Mass.: Jones and Bartlett.
  19. 19. RM 2310 Administration of Leisure Services 1 R M 2310 - ADMN OF LEISURE SERV I This is a lecture and seminar course that includes elements of organizational theory and structure, policy development by boards and commissions, personnel policies and manuals, and budgeting and revenue generation in the context of leisure services delivery systems. Prerequisite: RM 2110 or approval of instructor.
  20. 20. ADA’s Impact on Recreation and Public Access Kyle Kanupp Appalachian State University
  21. 21. Before 1990 there weren’t many accommodations and accessibility for children of all ages with special needs or disabilities limiting their access to playgrounds, public facilities, and access to navigate around. Anyone with a disability and many others would attest that there were changes that needed to be made to facilities to accommodate them for people who have special needs. Change was made in 1990 when the ADA, which stands for Americans with Disabilities Act, came to the aid of people with disabilities, providing the overview on public access for all people regardless of disability, plus creating new programs in recreation designed for the special needs children and adults. Despite the process of the ADA of 1990, it took a couple of years before implementing laws into place. This act took effect on recreation agencies that had to revise and develop new ideas designed for special needs people of all ages. There were major elements of the ADA of 1990 and it effects recreation agencies programs and has an impact on today’s world. The Americans with Disabilities Act works along with other government agencies to provide equal opportunities for those who are disabled, such as the National Parks and Recreation Association (NRPA). Recreation is vital for all people of all ages with disabilities and special needs, but having the appropriate accommodations to allow the same opportunity as others to enjoy time for leisure and play is important. Titles II and III of Americans with Disabilities Act provides provisions and guidelines for what facilities of recreation should have and be designated for all, including people with disabilities. Without Titles II and III of the American’s with Disability Act, facilities in both private (commercial facilities and accommodations) and public sectors (State and local government facilities) would not have been altered specifically for anyone who has a disability (Wiley, 2010, p. 79). Thankfully, enforcing these provisions eliminate barriers like stairs in front of main entrances, and requires ramps along the sidewalk to accommodate people with disabilities. Due to new regulations by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), the standards were reconstructed and changes were made to help serve the public with greater demands and needs for people who have a disability (McGovern, 2010, p.115). The U.S. Department of Justice decided agencies like state and local government should have time to digest the changes being made, therefore, implementation of the new regulations took effect in six months in February 2011 (McGovern, 2010, p.115). Then, a year later, design and construction requirements were effective in
  22. 22. 2012, and the National Recreation and Parks Association was part of this process since the start of it (McGovern, 2010, p.115). Thankfully most of the design requirements are enforced and done; requirements included underneath the new version of Title II regulations consist of: boating and fishing, miniature golf, bowling alleys, gyms for fitness, playgrounds in parks, swimming pools, and even shooting ranges (McGovern, 2010, p. 115). For example, section 1004 of the American with Disabilities Act Accessible Guidelines is concerned with the topic of exercising machines; and “this section requires clear floor space for transfer to, or use of, exercise machines (Wiley, 2010, p. 78). In more detail, section 236, Exercise Machines and Equipment, says at least one piece of equipment and exercise machine shall follow the ruling in section 1004 (McGovern, 2010, p. 150). One aspect of recreation is the concept of play, and what kid does not love to go to the playground to play with their peers; every kid should want to. No child wants to be left out, especially a child with a disability. Children with disabilities want to be included and have the equal opportunity to express the freedom to play. Play enables kids to progress in the skills of reasoning, creative expression and sensory perception (Spencer, 2003, p.40). When the Americans with Disabilities Act was passed back in 1990, nothing was done to help provide services towards play areas such as playgrounds. However, in 1996, the Access Board ( designed what is called the Play Areas Regulatory Negotiations Committee to provide guidelines that are dedicated to play areas in the public and the equipment (Spencer, 2003, p.40). Through these guidelines there are specific regulations for accessibility events of play for every play structure; for instance “all structures require that at least fifty percent of the elevated play activities are accessible by transfer or ramp (Spencer, 2003, p.40). In addition, play structures that are large and have more than 20 elevated play areas must have at least twenty-five percent accessed by ramp, and the remaining accessible by transfer of fifty percent (Spencer, 2003, p.40). Early in the process of designing a playground, accessibility should be put into effect, with layouts and component selection (Spencer, 2003, p.40). Transfer or ramp platforms for access should be incorporated for activities with easy access for people who are in a wheelchair to navigate around (Spencer, 2003, p.40). Often there are playgrounds that lack clear accessible routes on ground level leading up to the play area and back; what the Access
  23. 23. Board did for this issue was to come up with specific guidelines to make clear routes for wheelchair use. These accessible routes should be sixty inches in width at a 1:16 maximum slope, to give users the ability to go back and forth by turning around if they have to (Spencer, 2003, p.40). Spencer (2003) pointed out that other accessible materials that should be included are: tiles made out of rubber, in-place surfaces, and engineered wood fiber (p.40). Foremost, without all of these provisions and guidelines created by Americans with Disabilities Act and the Access Board, many people with disabilities wouldn’t be able to enjoy their equal rights to be a part of daily life including play. There are many more accessible features and areas that are now designed today to help provide equal opportunity for all people regardless of age and abilities to interact with life and not be discriminated against. Improvements are always available to adapt for anyone with mental and physical disabilities, however there are also recreations programs to accommodate special needs children and adults and to benefit them and there are organizations that are providing those services for the greater good. Recreation is beneficial for all people, including people with disabilities, and they should be involved activities. As stated before, recreation is a way for people with disabilities to gain the benefit of living life to the fullest: physical activity reduces stress, gives satisfaction of life, gives social benefits with communities and families, and increases friendships (Anderson &Kress, 2003, p.4). According to Anderson and Kress (2003), bowling and a “handicapped gym” are two commonly segregated activities for people with a disability (p.4). One aspect to consider with recreation and program planning is putting the person first and not the disability; a term for that is called people first language, putting the person first then the disability. Special educators and people who work along with people who have a disability in recreation want to strive for independence. Independence should be a main goal for anyone with disabilities; allowing them to have the same rights to do whatever they want. One unique program that was created by the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports, and Nutrition (PCFSN), is called “I Can Do It, You Can Do It” program that “enables youth and adults with disabilities to enjoy activities in which they never imagined they could participate, like sailing and riding horseback (Greenberg, 2014, p.25). “I Can Do It, You Can Do It” also has been said to provide resources that give opportunities for people of all ages with a disability to become physically active in an inclusive setting. (Greenberg, 2014, p.25). An objective for “I Can Do it, You Can Do it” is to reach out to the community for encouragement and involvement to get out there and provide
  24. 24. opportunities for people who are intellectually or physically disabled (Greenberg, 2014, p.25). Greenberg (2014) stated that National Recreation and Park Association members can contribute the opportunities for people who have disabilities, by branching out at local community recreation facilities, schools, universities, support groups, and even businesses to promote awareness of being more active (p.25). A goal of “I Can Do It, You Can Do It” is to ensure the growth in the numbers of youth and adults with disabilities that are more physically active and eating healthy to achieve a lifestyle of a balanced life by living, learning, working, and playing (Greenberg, 2014, p.25). The President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition is calling on National Recreation and Park Association and many others to become an “I Can Do It, You Can Do It” organization to achieve this goal (Greenberg, 2014, p.25). It’s important to get these kids and adults healthy and active to prolong their life and live it to the fullest. Health is very important to all people with or without disabilities, not just physically, but also mentally and socially for their well-being. Another way that recreation is provided to all people including people with disabilities is what is called Therapeutic Recreation (TR). Svarich (2014) has said Therapeutic Recreation’s role is to provide and support the health of people, by using dynamic therapies for all states of wellness (p.1). Recreation therapists facilitate wellness by fulfilling a variety of needs such as participation in activity by accommodation, self-efficacy, and access to program issues (Svarich, 2014, p.1). Recreation therapists strive for independence for their patients by evaluation of the patients, setting goals through activities, support groups with the activities, and finding new interests using out-patient care with the goal of independence from the community or by transitioning skills (Svarich, 2014, p.2). There are benefits that are reaped by therapeutic recreation that consist of physical health, psychosocial health, and cognitive functioning, which is improving memory and reducing confusion and disorientation, according to Savrich (2014, p.2). Also, one other benefit is life satisfaction by increasing life quality through social support and community incorporation. (Savrich, 2014, p.2).A program through recreation therapy designed at Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital called Golf “Fore” All focuses on patients centered through therapy on-site, where recreation therapists work along with other therapists like occupational therapists, physical therapists, doctors, and even students (Savrich, 2014, p.2). Golf “Fore” All program targets it’s aid towards improving body awareness and balance, self-confidence, knowledge of the sport of golf, making golf pleasurable with accommodations, and improving interpersonal skills along with other
  25. 25. improvements (Savrich, 2014, p.3). Going through therapeutic recreations can be more beneficial than others for people with physical and emotional disabilities, which promote quality of life through play. In conclusion, without the passing of the Americans with Disabilities Act in 1990, none of these programs or accessible accommodations would be available to people with disabilities. The Americans with Disabilities Act has come a long way since then providing opportunities for all with disabilities, to gain equal rights to explore, express themselves, and become as independent as the next person in the world. It has been pleasing to see people with disabilities enjoy freedom in recreation, leisure, and play and to be able to connect to the community to gain friendship, and to see people with disabilities are as normal as other people and not being judged by their disability.
  26. 26. Reference Anderson, L. S., & Kress, C. B. (2003). Inclusion: Including people with disabilities in parks and recreation opportunities. State College, PA: Venture Pub. Greenberg, J. (2014). Ensuring Opportunities for All in Park Programs. Parks & Recreation, 49(4), 24-25 McGovern, J. N. (1996, November). The ADA is a tremendous...opportunity!. Parks & Recreation. p. 34. Miller, J. J. (2004). Americans with Disabilities Act (Title Ill). JOPERD: The Journal Of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, 75(2), 9-13. Spencer, A.-M. (2003, April). Accessibility and your playground: a profile of facilities taking action. Parks & Recreation, 38(4), 40+. Retrieved from sid=32d8c9db3a1c4b52ba571f4baee4c922 Svarich, M. (2014). Therapeutic Recreation: Supporting Physical Activity and Well-Being. Wellspring, 25(4), 1-4. Rhoads, M. A. (2010). The ADA companion guide: Understanding the Americans With Disabilities Act Accessibility Guidelines (ADAAG) and the Architectural Barriers Act (ABA). Hoboken, N.J: John Wiley
  27. 27. RM 2410 Recreation Program Planning R M 2410 - REC PROGRAM PLANNING This course focuses on the planning of recreation and leisure activities through the use of human and natural resources in public, private, and commercial recreation programs. Principles and approaches to programming will be presented, providing a philosophical and practical basis for preparing a wide variety of leisure programs and activities. Prerequisite: RM 2110 or approval of instructor.
  28. 28. Program Timeline: Special Olympics I. 12-14 Weeks (Prior to Event) a. Discuss roles for each member, assigning areas of interest b. Review budget c. Identify overall responsibilities d. Confirm reservation for facility on April 24th e. Arrange a group meeting time outside of our class schedule f. Review previous years donors and volunteers list g. Game Management Team will discuss ideas for promotional material h. Develop ideas for activity arena i. Recruitment for volunteers begins February 11th II. 8-11 Weeks (Prior to Event) a. Make initial contact with food and beverage donors b. Tashion to confirm inflatables for event c. Create event promotional flyer d. The Game Management Team will distribute promotional flyers at every bus stop on the ASU campus- March 23rd e. Tashion will reach out to potential DJ’s for event III. 4-7 Weeks (Prior to Events) a. Create Public Service Announcement for the event b. 15 volunteers will be recruited by Anthony- March 9th c. Have at least 15 donors for food and beverage confirmed- March 18th d. Discuss risk-management plan with Keron e. Tashion will contact and recruit DJ for the event- finalizing f. Map out where designated stations will be placed on field and gym g. Perform Safety inspections of field and gym outline for risk management purposes h. Make adequate changes to outline based on safety inspections i. Tashion will meet with the DJ for the upcoming event- explain responsibilities j. Tashion will secure a list of team members that will volunteer and participate in football drills (olympic village) k. Recruit volunteers for face painting IV. 2-3 Weeks (Prior to Event) a. Jami will distribute a Public Service Announcement to all faculty in Rec. Program- April 6th b. Send out reminder emails of commitments to volunteers c. Send reminder emails of commitments to donors/sponsors d. The Game Management Team will call/meet with volunteers as a reminder for the upcoming event e. Confirm volunteers/Staff on April 13th f. Purchase and gather materials for poster (olympic village) g. Jami will have poster painted h. Assist finding sponsors for volunteer shirts i. Speak to various organizational groups to recruit volunteers j. Anthony will have a meeting with volunteers/staff on April 20th k. Designate working stations to volunteers/staff on April 20th
  29. 29. V. Week Of Event a. Discuss and decide on attire for volunteers (if specific) b. Distribute flyers on RM classroom bulletin boards c. Anthony will conduct a meeting with volunteers/staff on April 20th d. Collect any necessary information/paperwork to distribute day of event e. Headcount of total volunteers and athletes/determine if food amount is appropriate f. Finalize assigned volunteer areas g. Purchase order for volunteer shirts h. Finalize agenda for day of event i. Print day-of schedule VI. (Day Before) a. Early pickup of food and water by volunteers/ staff b. The Game Management team will pre-clean the field and gym c. Touch base and confirm with volunteers (including DJ, inflatables, face painter, etc.) d. Pick up equipment e. Pick up t-shirts f. Pick up trash cans to be used during event VII. (Day Of) a. Arrive by 7 A.M. b. Set up crew (banners, bleachers, signs, etc.) at 8 A.M. c. Distribute equipment to proper stations d. Meet with volunteers- assign duties and location e. Distribute shirts to volunteers f. Send volunteers/staff to designated stations to prepare for event g. Register athletes h. Prepare stand for the award ceremony i. Opening ceremony j. Special Olympics k. Staff and volunteers help clean up after event l. Relieve staff and volunteers of their duties VIII. Week following event a. Debrief with Dr. West b. Debrief with Keron- discuss recommendations for improvements/overall evaluation c. Send out thank-you letters to volunteers, staff, food donors, and sponsors d. Review evaluations e. Present Watauga Special Olympic athletes with painted banner
  30. 30. RM 3561 Leisure Service Promotions R M 3561 - LEIS SERVICE PROMOTIONS Development of the ability to promote and coordinate public, not-for-profit, private and commercial recreation programs, services, resources and activities. Development of the specialized promotions knowledge and skills necessary for managing leisure service businesses and agencies. Covers working with print and electronic media. Special emphasis on promotions analysis and services promotion. Prerequisites: RM 2310, RM 2410 or approval of the instructor.
  31. 31. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Kyle Kanupp Kyle Kanupp Game Management Team 231 Complex Drive Boone, North Carolina 28607 Phone (828)381-1048 Fax 828.264.9532 Local food restaurants supporting the Watauga County Special Olympics in a big way. Boone, NC--- March 18, 2015--- What goes good with any event? Food of course, which is why for all those athletes, coaches, and volunteers, the food donated by local restaurants helps make the Special Olympics Spring Games a positive and productive day. Keron Poteat, Director of Watauga County Special Olympics, praises the generous donations of food from local restaurants in the town of Boone. It just goes to show how this town shows its pride and support for Special Olympics in Watauga County. On April 24th , 2015 at Watauga High School, the Spring Games are being held for Watauga County Special Olympics. Tons of spectators come out to support these athletes as they compete in a variety of games. In Watauga County, there are over 150 local athletes that train and compete annually in this event. Along with the athletes there are also the coaches and volunteers that contribute to this special event. Every year Watauga County Special Olympics relies heavily on the restaurants in the town of Boone to donate food and money to provide for everyone who is a part of the Watauga County Special Olympics Spring Games. “It’s good to give back to the community and to know that local Restaurants like us and others are proud supporters for Special Olympics” said the owner of the Local Lion. Kyle Kanupp, member of the Game Management Team for the Special Olympics, recognizes how fortunate this organization is to be surrounded by local support. “Having local businesses like the Local Lion or Our Daily Bread donating food for these athletes means a lot, not only to our program, but to the community as well.” At the end of the day these athletes, coaches, and volunteers are highly valued. For information on how to make donations, contact Kyle Kanupp by email at or by phone at 828-381-1048. Also contact Keron Poteat at or, by phone 828-264-9511, or even by visiting Watauga County Special Olympic webpage: # # #
  32. 32. RM 3610 Administration Leisure Services 2 R M 3610 - ADMN LEISURE SERVICES II GEN ED: Junior Writing in the Discipline (WID) This course examines contemporary managerial concepts with application to the public, not-for-profit, and commercial sectors of the leisure service industry. This course focuses on the development of skills necessary to facilitate the achievement of organizational goals and objectives. Prerequisites: RM 2110, RM 2310, and RC 2001 or its equivalent.
  33. 33. RM 3610 Grant Project Outside of Hickory, North Carolina, in a community of middle class people, is a small recreation park that has a few ball fields available for football, soccer, baseball, and softball. Mountain View Recreation recently has started up wrestling for winter and spring sports, but the program has been driven down to the point where the sport is nonexistent to the community of Mountain View, due to not having a facility for wrestling. In the past, the Mountain View Recreation has been allowed to use the local high school’s wrestling room to have practice. Lately, the uses of the local high school wrestling room has caused conflict with the varsity wrestling team as well as the middle school wrestling team with practices. I would like to proposal building a wrestling facility at Huffman Park that would allow Mountain View Recreation to restore the wrestling program, and grow as a sport, as well as avoid conflict with the local high and middle school practice times. The wrestling facility would include wrestling mats, cleaning supplies to clean the mats, a storage room to store personal items and other things, bathrooms, and padded mats around the walls. With a wrestling facility, the City of Hickory and Mountain View Recreation would help promote the sport of wrestling in the community of Mountain View, as well as the surrounding area. Athletes from little league all the way up to high school would benefit the most from having a facility in the Mountain View community. The facility could be completed with funding from a program such as R.E.A.C.H.E.S. R.E.A.C.H.E.S. (Rewarding Educational Athletic Choices Helping Each Sport), is a nonprofit (501) (c) (3) organization founded eight years ago in 2007. In order to promote, protect, and preserve the integrity of amateur athletics providing opportunities through athletics and education to all ages of athletes and abilities. All profits from R.E.A.C.H.E.S. are used to support specific needs in a sport to ensure the future generation of athletes, spectators, parents and coaches will continue to learn valuable lifelong athletic lessons. Profits from the Brute Nationals events are donated back to wrestling and have provided nearly 250,000 in assistance to wrestling programs through the R.E.A.C.H.E.S. fund to provide opportunities for wrestlers of all ages. A grant worth up to 250,000 is well over the amount needed to start up a wrestling facility. In previous years, R.E.A.C.H.E.S. has provided new wrestling mats to a
  34. 34. university program in Delaware, started up a wrestling program at New Mexico Highlands University, and even helped save ten men’s and women’s sports programs from being dropped including wrestling at James Madison University. R.E.A.C.H.E.S. application form consists of the sport (wrestling) that grant is for, date of application, school or organization name, which would be Mountain View Recreation, the location of the organization including street address, city, state, phone number and contact person. Huffman Park is located at 5967 Huffman Farm Road, Hickory, NC 28607, and the contact person would be: Jason Coffey, President of Mountain View Recreation at: (828)-612-5958. The application asks for the amount of funds requested and the target age group, as well the purpose of the funds. The problem statement, the reasoning or need for the community/organization, additional funding sources if any, then finally other relevant information you feel is essential for fund allocation. Each year in April at the Brute Nationals funds will be awarded, also, if the request of the funds is approved, the contact person would be notified by email prior to March 31st .
  35. 35. R.E.A.C.H.E.S. FUNDS REQUEST APPLICATION Funds will be awarded at the Brute Nationals in April each year. If you request for funs is approved, you will be notified by email prior to March 31st. DATE OF APPLICATION ____________ Sport: Lacrosse / Wrestling / Softball / Soccer / Volleyball / Basketball / Rowing ORGANIZATION/SCHOOL NAME ____________________________________________________ STREET ADDRESS ______________________________ CITY _________________________ STATE __________ ZIP _______________ PHONE (____)______-____________ EMAIL ________________________________________________________________________ CONTACT PERSON __________________________________ TITLE_________________________ AMOUNT OF FUNDS REQUESTED $________________ TARGET AGE OF GROUP ________ PURPOSE FOR THE FUNDS: (How the funds will be used? Who will benefit from the allocation of funds?) PROBLEM STATEMENT: (Describe the reason or need for the community/organizational for funds including relevant statistics and background information to justify allocation of funds) ADDITIONAL FUNDING SOURCES (If any please list) LIST OTHER RELEVANT INFORMATION YOU FEEL IS ESSENTIAL FOR FUND ALLOCATION: (Please list other pertinent information you feel may be essential to assist our Board of Directors in their decision for allocation of request) (PLEASE EMAIL COMPLETED FORM TO: WALT FISK AT
  36. 36. RM 4110 Evaluation Recreation/Leisure Service Management R M 4110 - EVAL REC/LEIS SERV MGT This course examines the methods, techniques, and application of evaluation in a variety of functions normally found in recreation and leisure service management including clientele, programs, personnel, facilities, organization, administration, needs assessment and economic impact estimation. Familiarization with and use of applicable computer software programs will be emphasized. Prerequisites: RM 2110, RM 2310, RM 2410, or approval of instructor. (ND Prerequisite: passing the math placement test or successful completion of MAT 0010.)
  37. 37. RM 4110 Evaluations course work will go here
  38. 38. RM 4900 Internship R M 4900 - INTERNSHIP A guided, practical, direct leadership experience at a supervisory level for ten continuous weeks at an appropriate organization. A minimum of eight hours internship credit is required of majors. Graded on S/U basis. Prerequisites: a) a minimum of 100 documented hours of professional experience in the recreation, park or tourism industry; b) completion of a minimum of 24 hours of RM credits that include: RM 2110 (with a minimum grade of "C"), RM 2310, RM 2410, and RM 3315 (with a minimum grade of "C"), or approval of the instructor; and, c) a minimum overall 2.0 cumulative GPA
  39. 39. Job Description: The Hickory Crawdads are seeking qualified candidates to serve as interns for the 2015 season. REQUIREMENTS: - Provide strong presentation and customer service skills - Provide first rate customer service for all clients - Strong written and verbal communication skills - Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications such as Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint - Strong organizational skills, self-motivation and the ability to take initiative - Enthusiastic attitude and outgoing, creative nature General Assistant RESPONSIBILITIES: - Assist in the creation and implementation of theme nights and community nights - Assist with stadium operations as needed - Execute in-stadium operations including cleaning, upkeep and general maintenance - Wash down seating bowl on a regular basis during the season to ensure all areas are kept clean - Assist with general front office management issues as needed - Assist with set up/tear down of picnic areas as needed - Assist in Box Office as needed - Become familiar with ticket system, build ticket accounts - Attend sales events such as trade shows, community events, clinics, etc. - Assist with pre-season ticket distribution - Attend networking events - Answer incoming phone calls - Create leads and make individual sales calls leading up to the season The above is an outline of your job responsibilities. These duties are not all inclusive and may change at any time.