In collaboration with Sneaker Week and PDX Black Excellence, Simple X is hosting a virtual panel on August 7th from 6PM – 7:30PM PST. The goal is to honor and celebrate Mandy White and Dennis Dixon, two black professionals who will share how to “Be Your Own Champion.”
We would like to request your time on August 7th, to join us to celebrate their success. The virtual panel highlights how Mandy and Dennis have achieved their goals.
Mandy White is the first Jordan Brand Able-Bodied Track Athlete. She is the daughter of Jordan Brand’s Senior Vice President, Howard “H” White, and was born into the Jordan Brand as her father helped to build “Uncle MJ’s” sportswear empire. While you might expect someone with that type of upbringing to sit back and flaunt their unlimited access to sneakers, Mandy chose to prove that she belonged by becoming a top-class track and field athlete at the University of Oregon.
Eventually her painstaking training and on-the-track results led to a one-of-a-kind endorsement deal from the brand that was built into her DNA. She’s one of only a handful of track athletes under the Jordan Brand umbrella. Powering through leg ailments, knee surgery, and Crohn’s disease, Mandy nearly qualified for the 2016 Olympics. Today Mandy continues to excel beyond her collegiate records through hard work, practice, and dedication.
Dennis Dixon is the Director of Performance Training and a consultant for the Jordan Brand. Dennis was raised in Oakland, CA and attended the University of Oregon where he played quarterback for the Ducks and earned his degree in 2007. In 2008, after a short career in professional baseball with the Atlanta Braves, he took his talents and returned to the gridiron and was drafted in the fifth round by the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Dixon played seven seasons in the NFL, winning two Super Bowl rings, one in 2008 with the Steelers as well as another in 2012 with the Ravens. Leveraging his experience with competing at the highest level and confronting adversity, Dennis is now following his true passion and building up the people and communities around him.
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