Corey Day: Sports Enthusiast
Story and Photo by Blair Euteneuer, NewsNetNebraska
Corey Day’s passion for sports has always taken him far, even at a young age.
When he was 13 he was selected through the People to People Student Ambassador Program to travel with peers from across the country to go to Australia to play soccer. He had played since he was five years old and would continue to play up until college.
“It was the coolest experience of my life,” Day said.
Day took his passion for sports to college and pursued a major in broadcasting with dreams of becoming a sports broadcaster. He worked for HuskerVision and even landed a job working through ESPN for the X Games in Los Angeles two years ago. The experience gave him the opportunity to work on the set of several events, including BMX and skateboarding big air.
“I did mostly grunt work, like pulling cables, but it was cool to see how a big-time operation works,” he said. “It was an amazing experience.”
Aside from sports, Day is interested in working with youth. He currently spends his time outside of school working at Mickle Middle School’s after-school program. He said it works well with his schedule and gives him a chance to make some money doing something he loves.
“Getting to hang out with the kids keeps things into perspective and keeps me young,” he said. “It’s fun to be able to shoot hoops with them or play with clay.”