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Founder and Chief Executive Offic...

Athlete Connections Foundation
189 S. Orange Avenue Suite 1850
Orlando , Florida 32801
United States

Company Description: Athlete Connections is dedicated to assisting current and former student-athletes in the transition from athletics to the workforce. As a company comprised of...   more

Board Memberships and Affiliations


  • Bachelor's degree , Communications
    University of Florida
  • degree , Telecommunications
    University of Florida
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Athlete Connections: Board Members, 14 Mar 2012 [cached]
Daniel Cross - Champion
Dan Cross Founder/CEO
Careers for Athletes | Best Careers for Athletes | Athlete Leadership, 5 July 2014 [cached]
Dan Cross, Founder/CEO
Dan Cross
Dan Cross is a former All American basketball player who attended the University of Florida, and earned a bachelor's degree in Communications. As a member of the first team to ever advance to the Final Four in school history, Dan was inducted into the University of Florida's Athletic Hall of Fame in 2006. In 2007, Dan was awarded the Regions Bank Business Salute which honors former student-athletes from the South Eastern Conference who go on to run successful businesses. In 2008 he received the SEC Basketball Legends Award and was honored as Orlando Business Journal's "Top 40 Under 40 Businessmen". Dan is currently Founder/CEO of Athlete Connections. In addition, he has done color commentary for University of Florida Basketball and directs youth fundamental sports programs in the summer.
While pursuing a dream to play in the NBA, Dan played professionally in the US minor leagues including the CBA, ABA, and USBL. He went on to play in countries such as Greece, Italy, Turkey, Finland, Cyprus, Venezuela, Dominican Republic, Israel and many others.
In 2006, after finding a common void in sports around the world, Dan Cross founded Athlete Connections, an organization that is designed to enhance youth sports by providing programs that teach life skills in preparation for life and a career after sports. Our vision is a proven program focused on character development and life skills education. Dan is also contracted through the City of Orlando Family Parks and Recreation to assist in developing youth sports programs.
Best Jobs for Athletes | Jobs for Athletes | Testimonials, 5 July 2014 [cached]
Luckily, that is when I met Dan Cross, Founder and CEO of Athlete Connections. The timing of that 'connection' couldn't have been better. Being a former student athlete himself, he was able to relate to everything I was going through and shared stories about many student athletes who were going through the same transitions.
T hanks Dan for taking the time to come talk to the players.
Athletic Connections Foundation’s 5th Annual Celebrity Golf Classic ‹ Central Florida Gator Club, 9 April 2014 [cached]
Athlete Connections Foundation, a local not-for-profit organization founded by former University of Florida basketball player Dan Cross, will be hosting its Fifth Annual Celebrity Golf Classic on Saturday, June 8th at Disney's Osprey Ridge Golf Course.
That's why former University of ..., 29 July 2013 [cached]
That's why former University of Florida Hall of Fame basketball player Dan Cross founded Athlete Connections (, to help student athletes transition to the non-sports professional world.
Cross has chosen public relations firm Insider Media Management ( to execute a national media relations campaign. "Insider Media is the perfect fit for us with its impressive track record in sports marketing and media relations, as well as Internet-based businesses," says Cross.
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