LHU sports management students wrap up busy year at Kentucky Derby | News, Sports, Jobs

LOCK HAVEN – Taun Evans, sports management student at Lock Haven University, Coatesville; Taran Patterson, of York; Lacey Snyder, of Herndon; and Ethan Walker, of Hillsgrove, recently had the opportunity to work at the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky.

This year’s Kentucky Derby drew approximately 147,000 people. The students’ responsibilities included transporting customers to and from Churchill Downs, helping fans find their correct seat, answering general questions and ensuring that every fan had a positive experience.

The students worked with Quint Events, a sports and entertainment organization whose mission is to provide an exceptional customer experience that will never be forgotten. The students supported Quint’s mission by providing expert customer service in the Homestretch Club.

“I had a great experience working on the event and enjoyed seeing how the event unfolds,” said Patterson.

Working on large-scale events allows students to gain perspective and a taste of the challenging and fast-paced nature of the sports industry. It was the first time LHU sports management students worked at the Kentucky Derby.

“I never thought I would be working on an event like the Kentucky Derby, so it was a cool thing that I got to do,” says Walker.

The Kentucky Derby marked the third time LHU sports management students have partnered with Quint this year.

For more information about the Sports Management program at LHU, visit lockhaven.edu/sportadmin or contact Peter Campbell, Director of the Sports Studies Department, at [email protected]

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