Sport

Sport management graduate uses business sense to create successful hockey company

If Milton Bradley is to the world of board games what the Wright Brothers are to modern-day aviation, then the name Landon Alford '07 will one day be synonymous with the sport of hockey.

Landon's love of hockey came from his mother, who was born and raised in Alaska.

Although Landon, who considers himself to be a first and a half generation Aggie, grew up in Central Texas - an area with little snow or passion for ice sports - he always knew he wanted to stay close to home to attend Texas A&M University.

Kyle Abbate '11 pursues sport marketing dreams despite disadvantages

He managed his high school baseball team. Every July he celebrates his birthday by attending an Astros game in Houston. He hasn't missed a home football game since enrolling at A&M, and he's a member of TAMU Iron Spikes, a student organization that promotes service and ... you guessed it ... Aggie baseball. Given all of the above, you probably don't need us to tell you Kyle Abbate '11 is passionate about sports.

Summer sports camp changes lives of both campers and counselors

For Tony Rosselli '08, it's about more than just a summer job.

Tony, a senior kinesiology major, works as a counselor at Deerfoot Youth Camp, a summer sports camp for at-risk, underprivileged boys ages 10 to 13 in Magnolia, Texas.

"You've got a cabin with six to eight kids. You're their parent, teacher, coach and mentor," Tony says. "It's very draining, but it's very rewarding at the same time."

Tony came onboard as a counselor in 2006, after being asked by Michael Thornton, camp supervisor and clinical assistant professor.