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#BSPNTX Event - Life After Sports: Insights from Former Professional Athletes

Join Black Sports Professionals North Texas for an extra special event as we look into the lives of former professional athletes.

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#BSPNTX Event - Life After Sports: Insights from Former Professional Athletes
#BSPNTX Event - Life After Sports: Insights from Former Professional Athletes

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Apr 20, 2022, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM CDT

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Meeting ID: 849 8581 8643

Our seasoned panelists will be holding nothing back as they dig deep into the challenges they have experienced in life after being an athlete. From adjusting to a “normal” life to using their sports background to create new ventures, our panelists will give insights on their time as athletes and what they miss about competing as well as what keeps them busy and motivated in their everyday lives now.

Panelists:

Michelle Carter is an international track & field star in the shot put and current American record holder (20.63m) set at the 2016 Olympic Games. Born in San Jose, Calif., and raised in Texas, Carter is the oldest child of Michael and Sandra Carter. Her father is the only athlete ever to win an Olympic medal and a Super Bowl ring in the same year (1984). Carter began her throwing career in 1997. She won multiple high school, national and world championships and medals before becoming a Big 12 Conference champion, NCAA champion and seven-time All-American at the University of Texas at Austin. She graduated from Texas with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Youth and Communities Studies and a minor in Kinesiology in 2007. After college, Carter evolved into an international star in the world of track & field. Coached by her father, she won multiple world and national championships in indoor and outdoor competitions governed by USA Track & Field and at the IAAF World Championships and Olympic Games. Her crowning achievement was winning the gold medal in shot put at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Affectionately known as the “Shot Diva”,  Carter enjoys singing, baking, fashion, hair, and makeup and uniquely blends her passion for throwing with beauty. Today, she is an accomplished public speaker who has appeared on the Rachel Ray Show as well as at The United State of Women Summit and Metropolitan Museum of Art’s “Creative Convening” in New York City. Carter is also the founder of You Throw Girl! Sports Confidence Camp.

Carlton Dixon is the creative genius behind Reveal Suits. Raised by a single mother in the Dallas inner-city, South Dallas to be exact, Dixon learned early on the value of hard work and perseverance. After graduating from Lincoln High School as a National Merit Finalist with All-America honors in basketball, he attended the University of Texas at Austin on a full scholarship. A solid contributor on the hardwood for the Longhorns, Dixon graduated in four years with his Bachelor of Science degree in Speech Communications. In his post-playing career, he made it his life’s work to inspire young men and women to achieve their goals. Dixon enjoyed a successful career as a high school basketball coach and athletics director before becoming the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Reveal Suits. Dixon is a devoted husband to his wife Nikki, proud son to his mother Glorias, supportive brother to his sister Carlesa and loving uncle to his niece Alayna and nephew Aaron.

Pa-Modou Kah is the head coach of North Texas SC, FC Dallas’ MLS NEXT Pro affiliate. Kah joined the club ahead of the 2022 season after a successful stint with Pacific FC where he won the Canadian Premier League title as well as CPL Coach of the Year. He began his coaching career with Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2 in 2016 before becoming an assistant coach with Whitecaps FC’s first team. In 2018, Kah moved on to FC Cincinnati, first as a scout before transitioning to an assistant coaching role for the club’s inaugural season in Major League Soccer. After two years in Cincinnati, Kah became head coach of Pacific FC in the Canadian Premier League. In his second season at the helm, Kah led the club to third place in the regular season and qualified for the 2021 playoffs. Pacific went on to defeat Cavalry FC 2-1 in the semifinals before winning its first CPL title with a 1-0 victory over Forge FC, which earned him 2021 CPL Coach of the Year honors. Prior to his coaching career, Kah played professionally in Europe, Asia and North America and for the Norwegian National Team. Kah holds a UEFA A coaching license as well as a U.S. Soccer Federation (USSF) B license. He is fluent in English, Norwegian, Dutch, Wolof, French, Arabic and Swedish and is conversational in Spanish.

Seneca Wallace is a former professional football standout who played for 10 years in the National Football League. Wallace starred in multiple sports in high school before attending Sacramento City College. After transferring to Iowa State, the Sacramento, Calif., native starred as a quarterback, leading the Cyclones to two bowl games in two seasons highlighted by a spectacular play known in school history simply as “The Run”. Wallace was a fourth-round draft pick of the Seattle Seahawks in the 2003 NFL Draft. He played seven seasons with the Seahawks and then went on to play two seasons with the Cleveland Browns and one season with the Green Bay Packers. Wallace was inducted into the Iowa State Athletics Hall of Fame in 2019. Today, he is an entrepreneur in the restaurant industry. Wallace opened his first franchise with Wing Stop in 2018 and has accumulated seven franchises across the state of Iowa. He also assists aspiring quarterbacks of all ability levels by providing guidance on technique, throwing mechanics, and field awareness. His focus is primarily on quarterbacks and wide receivers transitioning from college to the NFL or high school to college. Most recently, Wallace served on the Dallas Cowboys staff in 2020 as a camp assistant working with the quarterbacks. He currently lives with his wife and children in Prosper, Texas.

Moderator:

Destiny Price is the Founder and Head Transition Coach of Transition to W.IN., LLC and serves as Membership Committee Chair for BSPNTX. The proud Arlington, Texas, native has been around sports her entire life but officially stepped into the business of sports in 2010 on the campus of the University of Texas at Arlington and has not looked back. During her time in the industry, Price has listened to how athletes were being talked about, watched how they were being used and then tossed to the side after their playing days ended. So after identifying this as a problem for current and former athletes, she decided to become the solution. In 2016, Price created the vision for a transition firm focused on helping athletes answer the question What Is Next (W.I.N.) was born. In addition to leading her own firm, she lectures business courses on professional development, decision making, corporate sports sponsorship and talent management in sports and entertainment at multiple universities and has overseen staff as a coordinator for seven consecutive Super Bowls.

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