NASCAR Kinetics: Marketing in Motion- This program developed by Talia in her first two years at NASCAR serves as an opportunity for college students across the country to place themselves in the footsteps of a sports marketing professional. NASCAR Kinetics started in 2009 with four universities and currently has 20+ participants with an active waiting list. Go to www.NASCARkinetics.com for more information.
Make a Splash Tour with Cullen Jones presented by ConocoPhillips- is a national tour dedicated to creating awareness around water safety and promotion of swim lessons. The USA Swimming Foundation has accepted the challenge of informing the country of the devastating drowning statistic and look to make a difference with tools like the MAS TOUR. Go to www.MakeaSplash.org for more information.
NASCAR High School Outreach- In an effort to grow awareness around the sporting and business aspect of the largest spectator sport in the country, NASCAR took the sights and sounds of the sport into the classroom. Go to www.NASCARdiversity.com for more information.
Cultural Meets- Every year there are a number of approved USA Swimming meets that highlight cultural diversity within the sport. Some of these meets, like the Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Swim Classic, have been active for decades. The meets are found throughout the country: Black Heritage Meet, Cinco de Mayo Meet, Hispanic Heritage Meet are just a few examples. Go to www.USASwimming.org/diversity for more information.
**Many of the pictures you see below have been taken at the aforementioned programs. All pictures were taken by Talia Mark.