STL BLUES ORGANIZATION, Chicago Wolves, Kansas City Mavericks, Tulsa Oilers, San Antonio Rampage
Alternate captain at the University of Michigan, led the team Big ten championship , frozen four tournament appearance, GLI 3 time champion, BIG ten academic ALL American, strength and conditioning all American
Post Career Highlights
" ➢ Justin is currently the Director of Digital Business Development at the All- American Auto Group. He is also involved as a strategic partner and investor at Switch Playground ( a boutique HIIT fitness studio with 2 locations in Manhattan). Justin also launched a youth hockey camp and mentoring company- Topline hockey with former Michigan teammate Boo Nieves and former Maine standout Connor Leen. ➢ Before joining All-American, Justin had a successful career as a professional hockey player where he spent time with the St. Louis Blues and Chicago Wolves organizations. ➢ Justin graduated with Honors from the University of Michigan where he captained the prestigious hockey team. ➢ Justin was named a 4-time member of the BIG10 All- Academic Team, a BIG10 Distinguished Scholar and honored as a Strength and Conditioning All- American.
NEW STATEWIDE PUBLIC/PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP - THE KARES COMMUNITY SEEKS TO ENGAGE SENIORS THROUGH VIRTUAL GAMING & ESPORTS
Social isolation and loneliness among older adults is one of the most serious health issues facing our country today. Combatting that problem is the goal of a new public-private partnership – the K.A.R.E.S. Community (Keystone Athletics, Recreation and Esports) – which will use virtual technology to bring Pennsylvania seniors together for Esports and electronic gaming fun.
KARES' partners include its founder, health technology and innovation consultancy, EnableHealth; the PA Esports Coalition; Pittsburgh's Jewish Healthcare Foundation; Geisinger Musculoskeletal Institute; Athletes for Care; RTI International; the KNGDM Group; the PA Office of Rural Health and the Keystone State Games, among others. The partnership is looking to pilot its first virtual activities at the next Keystone Games, re-scheduled now for October 2020.
Surveys Underscore Concerns Over Youth Sports Programs Folding
In a survey of youth sports organizers from youth sports sponsorship platform LeagueSide, 46 percent believe their programs are in danger of permanently shuttering due to the impact of COVID-19.
Thirty-eight percent of organizations indicated they have, at most, three months of runway remaining before they go under given their current circumstances. The survey of 290 youth sports organizers from LeagueSide’s network was provided exclusively to Morning Consult. The poll was conducted from April 10 to 30.