DECA Day with the Hawks

The annual winter planning for Georgia DECA association officers recently took place at the FFA Camp in Covington, Ga. However, this weekend started off a little different than trips in the past!

We were invited to be present at the 2014 DECA Day with the Hawks. The sports marketing event with the Atlanta Hawks basketball team was Friday, December 12, 2014, and included entry into the Hawks Marketing Competition, Speaker Series and a game against the Orlando Magic!

It was so much fun to witness the marketing behind a sporting event and then see an actual game. For most of us it was our first time attending, as well, which made it extra exciting!

Hawks Marketing Competition

The first part of the event was the Hawks Marketing Competition. Competitors from DECA and FBLE in Georgia and Alabama submitted their marketing plans for three brand new products to go with a logo that the Hawks had launched this season. Only the top five projects were asked to present at this event.

Competition winners received real-world experience working in the sports industry at a Hawks game, as well as on-court recognition prior to the game! How cool is that? Even more exciting was that a DECA group won!

Hawks Game

That weekend the Atlanta Hawks faced the Orlando Magic, and the Hawks come out victorious. With Millsap's 23 points, the Hawks were grasped their ninth straight win1 We learned the Hawks are second in the Eastern Conference and as of right now have a better record than that of the L.A Lakers!

The officers and I truly had an amazing time at DECA Day with the Hawks. We gained so much knowledge and got to prove that you can have fun while learning. I can truly recommended this experience to first time members. It's an awesome way of being introduced to DECA without the stress of competition or having to miss too much school.

Hope you get to ball out at the next DECA Day with the Hawks, because I know I will be!

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