From a very young age, Angel McGee knew her career path would include sports in a particular role. As a young athlete herself, some of Angel’s best memories revolve around watching Michael Jordan and the Bulls build their lineage with her late father when she dreamed of playing in the WNBA one day. Born and raised in Kansas City, Missouri, McGee did not stray too far from home when she attended Truman State University to earn her bachelor’s degree in communication with a minor in Spanish. While she may not be going on a trip to the Los Angeles Sparks, her aspirations for the sports-related segment have indeed come true. Her original goal was to be on sports broadcasts, but somewhere along the lines an axis was formed, and she found her place among our hometown teams as a partnership manager and community events for the Royal Kansas City, as well as the Games Day coordinator for the Kansas City Chips.
As a young professional and single mother, finding a work-life balance can be a difficult task but certainly a top priority – especially for such a driven, dedicated, family-oriented person like her. Realistically, being outside every weekend is just not possible with her schedule. However, her sociable and happy personality bodes well for her in all settings, and is definitely a favorite among our guests.
When asked why she chooses our events, McGee expressed that everything has to do with atmosphere. “From the venue to the crowd, everything at the UpDown events is solid and I know I’ll have a good time. Every member of the UpDown team is welcoming and it really makes the night worthwhile for me.” Touching on the diversity of our audience, McGee also mentioned that it is comforting to be in a nightlife environment with similar people – whether business professionals go out for a drink online or the other moms looking for a moment to unwind in another chaotic week. .
Angel, we emphasize you for being an exemplary member of our audience and an influential member of our community.