14 Jun UVF’s Media Production Team Produces Golf Tournament for Mariano Rivera
On Tuesday, May 24th, the University’s Media Production Team (MPT), made up of Digital Media students, had the opportunity to help produce Mariano Rivera’s Celebrity Golf Benefit in New Rochelle, NY! This event raised funds for the Mariano Rivera Foundation. During his career as a New York Yankees MLB star, Rivera accrued 652 saves, becoming the All-Time Saves Leader. Now, in his retirement, he’s pursuing his Biggest Save: Save653. Through this organization, which is based in New York, Rivera sponsors various educational programs and initiatives to give a leg-up to impoverished children, encouraging them to pursue their biggest dreams. We are so honored to be part of putting on this wonderful event for an amazing cause!
As one of MPT’s amazing opportunities, the tournament has been described by the team as a professional, challenging, and overall fun experience. They covered many areas, from photography to an LED wall to drone flight, producing and showcasing eye-catching photo and video. One of the students on the team described how big of a steppingstone MPT and events like the tournament can be.
“The opportunities are amazing, especially in the ways that they lead to bigger opportunities such as these MRF (Mariano Rivera Foundation) events, BNY [Productions] events, and others! …Events like this are a ton of fun, but also an incredible resumé builder because of the celebrities you work with at events like these.” -Jared Gehman ‘22
Not only do MPT members get to make connections through their bookings, they get to see first-hand just how strongly God can move through the Digital Media industry.
“MPT has been one of the most growing experiences I have ever had. The hands-on experience has taught me so much about Digital Media working in the professional field. I have been able to make so many connections with industry professionals that I can learn from. Working with the team has taught me to value doing life with people… The highlight of the event was seeing how much money was raised to help those in need. It was great to see how generous people could be in order to help others.” -Natali Barias ‘23
This won’t be the only opportunity to see God’s hand at work as the team moves forward with more bookings in the coming months, but it was an incredible way to open the season! We are so grateful to be part of this initiative and look forward to all the lives that will continue to be impacted this summer.