Athlete Connections Foundation to be recognized by Disney

October 2, 2017

So very Thankful to have the opportunity for Athlete Connections Foundation to be recognized by Disney for our efforts serving youth within the Central Florida community. This is another dream come true with a lot of hard work and patience! Over 8 years! I Attended a breakfast ceremony this morning with my board chair Christina… Read More


Former Gator Dan Cross teaches life skills through basketball

May 11, 2015

March 19, 2015. 6:23 PM Dan Cross was nearly flunking out of high school when he had an epiphany. “I realized that, ‘Hey, I’m good at basketball, but the only way I can play is if I make good grades,’” said Cross, a former Florida basketball standout who played professionally overseas. “It made enough sense… Read More


Former Gator Dan Cross teaches life skills through basketball

March 19, 2015

Dan Cross was nearly flunking out of high school when he had an epiphany. “I realized that, ‘Hey, I’m good at basketball, but the only way I can play is if I make good grades,’” said Cross, a former Florida basketball standout who played professionally overseas. “It made enough sense to me as an incentive…. Read More


Former Florida basketball star Dan Cross leading another team

May 19, 2014

ORLANDO —  The star athlete in high school or college may or may not ever achieve stardom in the professional ranks. But, one man has found that just because your star fades, it doesn’t mean you can’t still be a guiding light. In the highlight reels, the Gators teams of the early 1990s revolved around… Read More


Volunteer Opportunities

April 28, 2014

Organization conduct upcoming events such as fundraising, programs, career day, networking and charity events, volunteer’s will play a major with their participation. Make an Investment in Student Athletes The ultimate goal of Athlete Connections is to help student athletes transition into new careers, and we understand that proper funding is necessary to provide these services… Read More


Percentage of going pro

Note: The percentages you see are based on NCAA estimated data and should be considered approximations of the actual percentages. You are very fortunate to be in an elite group of student-athletes. These statistics show your estimated probability of competing in athletics beyond the high school interscholastic level. Student-athletes Men’s Basketball Women’s Basketball Football Baseball… Read More


Dan Cross Returns To Gainesville To Teach Basketball And Life Lessons

July 25, 2013

Take one look at Dan Cross’s All Fundamentals Basketball Camp at St. Francis High School in Gainesville this week, and it’s clear he is all about giving back to the community. For nine years, Cross has been teaching youth basketball players skills for the game, as well as for life, such as respect, saying thank… Read More


Athletic Connections Foundation’s 5th Annual Celebrity Golf Classic

April 30, 2013

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.  Foursomes are available for $750, and include the opportunity to play with a celebrity captain.  Fees for individual players… Read More