About the event
The Black Diamond Rookie Symposium & Showcase is a 3-Day Intensive Conference and Showcase for Free Agents. The Showcase & Symposium will be offered to current undrafted free agents looking for opportunities in football, at all levels. Black Diamond’s goal is to advise, educate, and provide the best resources and practices for a successful playing experience both on and off the field for all free agents.
Our centrally located program has been carefully crafted to be an immersive experience guaranteed to arm Free Agents with a wealth of knowledge and information to further their professional football careers, as well as showcase their on-field talent in a highly-anticipated 7-on-7 showdown between the Black and Gold teams!
Friday and Saturday are scheduled to be invaluable educational days with industry experts as well as some special NFL & Former NFL guests. Players will gain invaluable insight into the sport industry with a variety of the topics that include:
*Respect in the Workplace
*Character & Values
*Sport Public Relations
*Player Marketing Resources
*Workout/Tryout Etiquette & Expectations
*Player Engagement Resources
*And so much more!
This three-day intensive will provide an immersive educational and advising experience for players looking to take their career to the next level.
The experience will be punctuated with an exciting showcase scrimmage between the Black and Gold teams.
Why should you sponsor?
We are a full-scale Sport PR & Athlete Management firm, representing high-profile athletes such as Mohamed Sanu (Atlanta Falcons), Freedom Akinmoladun (Cincinnati Bengals), and Cyril Grayson (Tampa Bay Buccaneers). In addition to NFL players, our Firm also represents players in the CFL, Olympians, Hall of Famers, and World Champions.
Next Spring, our Firm will be set to host the 1st Annual Black Diamond Rookie Symposium & Showcase, tentatively set for March 19th-21st, 2021. Our symposium and showcase is the very first of its kind.
When the NFL announced that they would no longer be hosting a Rookie Symposium back in 2016, it left a void in the rookie community. Though their programming was specifically focused on rookies who had already been drafted to NFL teams, there has never been a symposium dedicated to undrafted free-agents. Our company has been working with athletes for years, mentoring them, building their brands, and managing their careers. We boldly decided to develop a Rookie Symposium of our own, based on our method. Through this programming, we could provide a specialized conference specifically for undrafted free-agents. This has never been done before by any private company outside of the NFL.
Though many showcases are hosted nationwide throughout the year, none before ours has ever been paired with an educational component. Not only has this never been done, it has never been done in this way. Black Diamond PR & Sport Management Firm is owned by Brandy Runyan, who happens to be 1 of only 5 female professional football agents for the Canadian Football League (CFL). We are not strangers to being trailblazers in the sports industry. When we make history next Spring, we’d love for your company to be part of it!
Our Symposium is set to be a riveting 3-day intensive educational, motivational, and inspirational event, punctuated by a highly anticipated showcase game. We will be hosting 80 elite undrafted free agents for this special three-day event where they will be privy to lectures and advising centered around their careers. Former NFL Players, turned motivational speakers, such as Ryan Broyles (Detroit Lions) and Cory Proctor (Dallas Cowboys) have already confirmed to speak at our event. After two days of symposium, our athletes will participate in a Showcase game coached by some of the best coaches at the NCAA and Professional football levels.
At this time, we are beginning our search for sponsors and partners for this special event. Covid-19 has taken so much from our sports industry, and we are hoping to hold this event as a means to get athletes back in the game. We do have contingency plans in the event Covid disrupts, postpones, or cancels this event.
Black Diamond PR & Sport Management Firm is a leader in Athlete Management. In order to expand our horizons, we wanted to offer players an experience that they cannot get anywhere else. There are many showcases across the nation, but none include an intensive symposium focused on educating and arming athletes with the tools they need to elevate their careers. Our committee has worked tirelessly to craft an event like none before it. We're looking forward to helping you rise to the top of this game.
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