CJ Clayton is a long-time volunteer for the foundation, especially for the Chicago All Star Camps. Here is her reflection on IIF.
Tell us a little bit about yourself:
Although I grew up and went to high school in Crete, Illinois and live there now with my family, I’ve lived all over the country since my graduation from Purdue University. While at Purdue I studied communication and was fortunate enough to do an internship under Michael Veeck at the Chicago White Sox. The next several years of my career were spent doing public relations work for various professional sports teams including the California Surf, NASL Championship Chicago Sting and the Memphis Americans. During that time I had the opportunity to meet, interview and work with a large number of professional athletes.