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Nov

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Football Weddings

Football Weddings

Photo courtesy of Weibo Weddings in China is big business. In 2014 it was estimated the industry raked in $80bn, up 40% from just 3 years prior. One very important part of the wedding festivities is the pictures. While in Western countries pictures are taken on the wedding day prior to the ceremony, in China […]

09
Nov

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Glf fellow series: sharing the gift of sport

Glf fellow series: sharing the gift of sport

Article written by GLF Fellow Vladimir Emilien. Three weeks after arriving to Beijing, I found myself volunteering for WEsport, a start-up NGO created by two Michigan Alums. WEsport aims to promote a healthy and active lifestyle among Chinese families as well as networking opportunities for people of all ages. WEsport was organizing a launch for a new […]

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Sep

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National Day in China

National Day in China

Source: Reuters China celebrated the 70th anniversary of the end of WWII this month with a grand parade attended by all of Chinese top dignitaries and political and military officials. With more than 10,000 Chinese People’s Liberation Army troops in attendance, the parade was an opportunity for the world to better understand the role that […]

24
Sep

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Orientation Recap

Orientation Recap

When picking up and moving across the globe, it’s always a good idea to ease into your new environment, meet as many new friends as possible, learn from others experiences, and start to make new stories of your own. On June 28th, GLF’s first fellowship class touch downed in China. The Fellows had no idea […]

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Sep

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The Pac-12 Conference

The Pac-12 Conference

On November 14, 2015 the Washington Huskies will face the Texas Longhorns in the first-ever NCAA regular season basketball game in China. The game will take place at the Mercedes-Benz Arena in Shanghai, China as part of a larger effort by the Pacific 12 Conference to expand global presence of their teams. The Pac-12 Conference […]

24
Sep

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Host Cities

Host Cities

With orientation finished and all fellows having completed their 3-weeks of intensive language, they now find themselves leaving the familiar comforts of Shanghai and venturing further into “The Middle Kingdom.” Let’s take a look at the professional work placements and local teams each fellow will work with this year. FLOYD SIMMONS – CHENGDU PANDAMEN – […]

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Sep

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Meet GLF’s 2015 China Fellows

Meet GLF’s 2015 China Fellows

Darien Bryant Age: 22 Nominating Institution: Vanderbilt University Commodores Jersey: #56 Position: Defensive End Degree: B.A. – Business & Cultural Analysis in East Asia (2014 -VU)                 M.S. – Integrated Marketing Communications (2015 – WVU) Field of Professional Interest: Multicultural Marketing Strategy Darien Bryant was born in Morgantown, WV, but has spent most of his life […]

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Sep

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GRIDIRON LEADERS SUMMER FOOTBALL CAMP

GRIDIRON LEADERS SUMMER FOOTBALL CAMP

July 4, 2015–Gridiron Leaders Foundation held its first football, physical education and cultural exchange program in Chongqing, China. The camp brought together american football players from across China to participate in the first-ever three-day football camp and educational experience. In collaboration with GLF, former NFL running back Mike Hart, former NFL Europe defensive lineman Ken […]

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Sep

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Gridiron Leaders Foundation Announces Inaugural China Gridiron Fellowship   Class

Gridiron Leaders Foundation Announces Inaugural China Gridiron Fellowship Class

Pontiac, MI June 8, 2015 – The Gridiron Leaders Foundation (GLF), a Michigan-based 501 (c) 3 aimed at sending former NCAA American football players to China to serve as educational and cultural ambassadors, today announced the inaugural China Gridiron Fellowship Class for the 2015-2016 program. The fellows are: Darien Bryant (Vanderbilt University, DE, Business Administration) […]

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Sep

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American Football in China

American Football in China

The Gridiron Leaders Foundation (GLF) Fellowship Program offers institutions and student athletes the opportunity to be the vanguard of change in an increasingly globalized world. With only minutes left, the Quarterback knew he would need to make every play count, or else he could kiss all chances of the championship goodbye. The ball was snapped, […]

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