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David Pierce, Ph.D.: So from the capstone showcase, our goal is to have students just have the opportunity to kind of tell their story about what they’ve worked on all semester.
Student 1: One of the projects for the class was to redesign the youth sport experience for Grand Park up in Westfield, Indiana.
Student 2: We were partnered with Grand Park to bring a new kind of experience.
Pierce: Their ears are open to the innovative ideas that the students are creating.
Student 3: We went to Grand Park and observed the soccer fields and the baseball diamonds.
Student 1: The backstop was brick and it was like 49 inches high and so if you set on the first or second row of the bleachers you can’t see.
Student 3: Basically what we came up with was a catwalk.
Student 1: People can walk up on the catwalk, look at this game, look at that game.
Student 2: So Capture is a app that lets you have mini highlight reel of your son or daughter playing. We want to give a quality product to users to enhance their experience and it’s great because it gives families memories that they can hold on to.
Student 1: William Knox, who’s the facility director at Grand Park, he’s come today, so we’re going to kind of pitch our idea to him so we wanted to make sure we had our ducks in a row.
Student 2: It’s cool to see the progression from the slow build up all the way up to our projects that we are presenting today to Grand Park.
Student 1: Basically the whole semesters we’ve been building up to this day.
Student 3: It was a lot of work but we enjoyed it and I love my group.
Student 2: Being in the IUPUI Sports Management field, being downtown in Indianapolis, it’s just a great opportunity to have access to all these local teams.
Student 1: You’re not just another student, you’re going to get that one-on-one.
Student 3: Our program emphasizes volunteering with different sport organizations, and by that I’ve been able to work with the Indy Fuel and the Indianapolis Colts.
Student 1: They’re really big on getting out in the local community and getting our name out there.
Student 3: IUPUI has been great.
Student 1: IUPUI’s faculty for the Sports Management department, in my opinion, is awesome.
William Knox: This project that they’re working on on behalf of Grand Park is the first step of many to getting them down the path where they’re successful in this industry.