Sports Journalism Institute

Helping women and minorities get into newsrooms since 1993

A day of BBQ, baseball and networking

As a Kansas City resident, I love going to barbecue places. Even though my favorite is Jack Stack, Gates is something you can be alright with as well.

Going into the Royals press box and being in the Joe Burke suite was amazing. I also really enjoyed seeing my friend and someone I will be working with at the Star, Blair Kerkhoff, because I hadn’t seen him since I went to Atlanta for March Madness.

I have thoroughly enjoyed my SJI experience and the networking opportunities this program has given me. I think it has the power to impact me as I go forward in this industry. Sports has been my life, and my favorite thing is being able to see new stadiums and meet new professionals.

–DeAundra Allen

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