It’s no secret if you have worked in sports and entertainment that the industry beats you up in so many ways. It’s the good people like the late Jack Young that truly make the sports sponsorship space special and manageable behind the scenes while making a long-term impact on everyone that he crossed in his path.
Chip Reynolds’ (Trak’s CRO) take on Jack’s impact on the community:
"Jack and I trained together to get into the sports business at Game Face Executive Academy after college. Jack, the only Ivy-leaguer of the group, (surprisingly) instantly could relate well to everyone there.
When I was looking at moving to Utah, I reconnected with Jack about an opportunity to work for the same folks he had. I had no one else in Utah but thanks to Jack helping make my transition to a new place far from family my home as it’s now been for 10 years after I jumped around every couple years. We shared war stories, tips on working with executives and prospects and industry insights, and a lot more personally.
Jack was incredibly dedicated and as talented as any in the space. He had a special spirit and was always willing to give back be it to your kid who “Uncle Jack” would have gifts for or making time to help or make someone’s day or help a cause."
Jermaine Davis’ (Trak’s Director of Sales) take:
"I had the privilege of calling Jack a friend and a boss for three years during our time together at Maryland Sports Properties. Jack and I loved to play golf with plenty of banter and friendly wagers. Our friendship continued throughout my career and Jack was someone I always knew I could count on for career or personal advice."
Jack was a fallen soldier of the industry but will not be forgotten. Trak is committed to remembering his spirit and giving back and helping people, in or out of the industry.
If you'd like to participate next year, please reach out to Charles Reynolds at Charles@trak.io