Jaden Barr to attend Sports Business Summer Academy at SLU

Jaden Barr, son of Chip and Dana Barr, California, has been selected to attend the week-long Sports Business Summer Academy at Saint Louis University (SLU) in July. Barr will be a junior at California High School in the upcoming 2013-14 school year.

Jaden Barr, son of Chip and Dana Barr, California, has been selected to attend the week-long Sports Business Summer Academy at Saint Louis University (SLU) in July. Barr will be a junior at California High School in the upcoming 2013-14 school year.

Jaden Barr, son of Chip and Dana Barr, California, and junior for the 2013-14 school year at California High School, has been selected to attend the week-long Sports Business Summer Academy at Saint Louis University (SLU) in mid-July.

The program is operated through the John Cook School of Business, in partnership with the Saint Louis Cardinals. Goals of the academy include learning business concepts as they apply to the sports industry, gaining exposure to careers in sports business, interacting with sports business influences in the area, and working with peers to develop a business plan/project.

Along with the experience of college campus life, participants will also visit Busch Stadium and hear from representatives from the Saint Louis Cardinals and the Saint Louis Rams.

One of the main focuses of the academy will be the ins and outs of collegiate sports teams. Participants will work in teams to develop, propose and present a final solution to a real world sports business simulation. They will also learn how sports organizations fulfill business goals by attending seminars instructed by top-ranked SLU faculty specializing in Sports Business, and will also receive one-on-one mentoring from undergrate sports business students at SLU.

Applicants for the academy were accepted based on the application form, a typed essay, their G.P.A., and letters of recommendation. Barr received the scholarship to attend by writing an additional essay after acceptance into the academy.

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