ORLANDO — Greetings from the home of Mickey, Minnie and the gang.
I am spending time in Orlando at the third annual ESPN RISE Games. What are the RISE Games?
They are a two-week long elite and competitive level student-athlete focused event which are anchored by four elite high school sports events: Champion All-American Showcase, a US Lacrosse boys and girls event; the AAU 11th Grade Boys Basketball Super Showcase presented by Champion; the Under Armour High School All-America Softball game; and the elite 7-on-7 high school football event Champion Gridiron Kings.
In addition, to the elite events, there are competitive youth sports including boys and girls lacrosse, softball, football and Florida Premier 7s.
Started in 2009 with 4,000 participants, this year’s games have grown to include more than 14,000 athletes. continue reading…