STRIVE Prep is hosting a panel discussion to cover the lack of diversity in the field of athletics, particularly within leadership; potential career opportunities and study interests for students; and the importance of student participation in school activities its impact beyond the game.


“We need leadership that reflects our students and who better understand the barriers in athletics which students face,” said Director of Athletics Caleb Coats. “From primary school all the way up through national sports leagues, policies and decisions are mostly in the hands of white men. If more women and people of color were involved in these decisions, we’d see less disparity in the outcomes and access to sports.”


The goal of the event is for students to hear first-hand from some of Denver’s athletic leaders about opportunities and pathways available in the athletic world. 


  • March 5, 2020
  • 6 – 7 p.m. 
  • Reception to follow
  • Location: STRIVE Prep – Lake auditorium (1820 Lowell, Blvd., Denver)
  • Free admission


Discussion Moderated By: 

Kareem El Damanhoury

Assistant Professor, Department of Media, Film & Journalism Studies

Faculty Affiliate, Center for Middle East Studies

University of Denver



Rhonda Blanford-Green


Colorado High School Activities Association

Caleb Fields

Senior Manager, HRBP 

The North Face

Marisol Villagomez

Senior Marketing Manager

Denver Broncos