A more slow paced day began with breakfast at UNC dining hall. With a cheer leading conference being held it made for a loud buffet style breakfast.
The plan for the day involved lectures from faculty members and shopping at Centerra outlet stores. We were met by David Stotlar, the Director of School of Sport and Exercise Science at UNC, with a big grin and humorous comments. Talking primarily of the Olympic Games Dr Stotlar covered sponsorship and marketing. With a wide experience in published textbooks/ journals, olympic torch runner for Salt Lake City Olympics in 2002 and the and working for large companies such as Samsung it was clear that Dr Stotlar could sell anything; including sport.
With its walls lined with memorabilia, Dr Stotlar took us on a tour of the sports studies building. Some of the group were lucky enough to find long lost relatives.
After lunch in the sun on the beautiful green grass, next lecture was from two researchers in the Rocky Mountain Cancer Institute, Traci Parry & Jessica Brown. Since starting the institute 15 years ago they have seen approximately 1000 clients fully rehabilitated through the program that focuses on exercise to improve the side effects from cancer medication. With constant research done on rats, training programs are continuously modified to keep up with the positive findings. It was really enjoyable to listen to people that are so passionate and dedicated to their research and work.
To end the day plenty of shopping was done in Centerra outlet stores. Everyone (including the guys) loved it and all heavily contributed to financially sustaining the economy.