Sports for Change, December 2015

Sports for Change Dec 2015

Pictured left to right: Owen Wrinn (Bryant student), Crystal Rosatti (Social Enterprise Greenhouse Communications Manager, Jonathan Pearson (Bryant student), William Gritzuk (Bryant student), Billy Watterson (Founder of Beat the Streets, Co-founder of Sports for Change), Bryan Bedigian (Bryant student team leader), participant, Samuel Atkins (Bryant student). 

The second Sports for Change event was a great success, thanks to a dedicated team of Bryant University students. The six students spend a semester coordinating the event as part of a class project with Professor Mark Feinstein in entrepreneurship. The event was a huge success and gathered social entrepreneurs and nonprofit startups who are trying to use physical activity to make a difference in the world.

Read more about each student below and stay tuned for the next Sports for Change.

Bryan Bedigian is majoring in Computer Information Systems and Global Supply Chain Management. He is originally from Northbridge, Massachusetts. As a former community service chair of Bryant Universities Student Alumni Association and the founder and president of Bryant’s Club Baseball program, Bryan has gladly embraced and sought exposure to nonprofit and sporting organizations in his community, and has actively looked to make a positive and noticeable difference to the people and organizations around him. Email:

Owen Wrinn is majoring in Actuarial Mathematics. He has always had a passion for teaching and motivating people to be involved with sports, he has been volunteering for the Special Olympics Track and Swimming teams since 2008. But since he is away at college and unavailable to volunteer for the CT Special Olympics team, he looks to use this energy and passion towards Sport for Change. Email:



William Gritzuk is majoring in Accounting with a possible minor in Communications. Wil comes from Middletown, Connecticut and previously studied at Middletown High School. Email:




Samuel Atkins is majoring in Business Administration with a concentration in Management.  In his free time he likes to hang out with friends, enjoy the outdoors, and play sports. Email:





Jonathan Pearson is majoring in Business Administration with a concentration in Financial Services. He is interested in Sport for Change because of his wide interest in the sports world, love for sports, and strong drive for helping others. Email:




Christopher Ribeiro is majoring in Entrepreneurship, and minoring in Spanish. His hobbies include lifting, running, and playing soccer. Email:




Read about the first ever Sports for Change event here.