.Sheilla founded Advocacy for Fairness in Sports in late 2016 as a solo blog and since then it's grown into a 601(c)(3) nonprofit with a mission of athlete advocacy through delivering the kind of sports journalism that tackles the hard stories and promotes change. She draws from her background as a former athlete and, later a project manager and analyst for a legal software company.
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Habiba is a writer and blogger with a communications, event planning and public relations background. She has experience working in sports marketing, publishing and with non-profit organizations such as the Alzheimer Society of Canada. She is driven by a strong will to empower and uplift others, fight against injustices and disrupt the status quo. Born in Moscow, Russia, to Chadian parents, she was raised in France, where she also studied and started her professional life, before moving to Toronto, Canada, in 2009, where she still resides. Her blog is errythangnanythang.com
In high school Maurice won USA Today's national player of the year and Parade All-American awards. He was the first true freshman to start at tailback at OSU, finishing the season with 1237 yards, 18 touchdowns, and a National Championship ring. The peak of this successful season came when he scored the winning touchdown in a double-overtime win over the Miami Hurricanes. Sports Illustrated called him “Unstoppable.” After that season Maurice fell into a spiral of poor decisions that cost him his football career and ultimately led to 3 1/2 years in prison. It was there that he began to focus on himself as a person, determined to have more success than he did before, not in football, but in life. He is now a motivational speaker, connecting with people to let them know that it's never too late to change the direction of their own lives. He shares his story in his autobiography One and Done
Derek Helling is a journalist out of Kansas City, Mo., who covers the intersections of entertainment and sports with business, law, media and technology. He publishes a newsletter, "The Ninth Circle of Helling," that focuses on the intersection of business, culture, politics, and the law with sports.
Father, husband, Board of Directors at AQUAS, Former USFL Player (3 years ) Former NFL Player(12years)/NFL COACH(10 years). Deep thinker, dropper of some serious knowledge. It is up to you whether you choose to use it.
Kelsey Trainor is a lawyer, producer, and writer who resides in New York City. She currently serves as in-house counsel for a national media company. Formerly, Kelsey worked for the hit CBS series Blue Bloods. As a two-sport collegiate athlete and former college coach, Kelsey writes for a number of publications regarding issues related to collegiate athletics, equality in sports, and more.
Kyle Dalton is a journalist with more than 30 years experience and has written for a variety of websites and print publications including the Detroit News, Chicago Daily Herald, San Antonio Express-News and Austin American-Statesman. He also published an Austin-based monthly sports magazine for four years that featured stories and profiles on a variety of athletes including Drew Brees, Deion Sanders and Bob Lilly. He is also a published author of the book—Burned Orange, Tom Penders and 10 Years at the University of Texas.
After years as an entrepreneur operating multiple businesses, he recently returned to his roots writing feature stories on a variety of subjects and has also ventured into the world of podcasting.
He lives in Austin, Texas.
Tammi is a native of Scotland and a citizen of the world. She is an attorney, consultant, C-level Sports Business Executive, athletic trainer, author, and Professional Disrupter based in Washington D.C. Her company, Advantage Rule LLC, thrives at the intersection of sports, business and social consciousness.
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