Game Changer Legacy Fall Kickoff Brings Together Service, Community

Game Changer Legacy Fall Kickoff Event

Around 60 supporters of the Game Changer Legacy program gathered at Sun Devil Stadium’s new Student-Athlete Facility for the Game Changer Legacy Fall Kickoff event on Thursday, Sept, 14.

The event included a tour of the Student-Athlete Facility, as well as remarks from Sun Devil Men’s Basketball coach Bobby Hurley, Vice President of University Athletics Ray Anderson and Game Changer Legacy founders Erika and Russ Dickey.

Game Changer Legacy, a program within the Sun Devil Club and Sun Devil Athletics’ Office of Student-Athlete Development, supports ASU student-athletes as they mentor and teach leadership skills to urban high school students in the Phoenix metro area.

“We’re really proud of our student athletes and the commitment they have to community service and activism,” Anderson said. “Game Changer Legacy is a great mechanism for allowing us to participate and do it at a higher level.”

The purpose of the event was to secure more funding for the Scholar Baller Initiative, which puts ASU student-athletes in mentorship positions at Phoenix area high schools and is 75 percent funded by outside donations, such as ones from Game Changer Legacy supporting members.

“We are helping the office of Student-Athlete Development teach character and excellence of service to these student-athletes, who then turn around and teach that to these high school kids,” Russ said. “They’re developing men and women who make a difference.”

For those interested in learning more about the Game Changer Legacy program and how to support, please contact Kirby Mills at 480-727-8851 or kqmills@asu.edu.

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