GET TO KNOW YOUR CITY DIRECTOR: 10 in 10 with NYC's Tracy Fortson

  Up2Us Sports NYC City Director Tracy Fortson

Up2Us Sports NYC City Director Tracy Fortson

We want you to get to know our city leaders, so we have had them answer the following 10 questions in 10 words or less.

Get to know and love them as much as we do.

Next up...Tracy Fortson from NYC. Tracy is one of our newest staff members and our second-ever City Director in New York City. She joined the Up2Us Sports team in October, 2018.


Favorite sports memory...

Muhammad Ali lighting the cauldron @ the 1996 Olympics opening ceremony


Favorite sports team...

The Harlem Globetrotters


The coach/mentor who has impacted my life the most...

Entertainment powerhouse Debbie Allen is my mentor (in my head)! 


What I would like to see more of in sports...

Women in leadership, ownership, coaching and decision-making roles


What I would like to see less of in sports...

Athletes resorting to physical violence to deal with conflicts


Favorite movie...

Currently, Bobbito Garcia’s “Rock Rubber 45s” documentary


Favorite book...

Anything by my favorite author/brilliant storyteller J. California Cooper


Favorite thing to do/see/eat in New York City...

NYC’s many fantastic museums, galleries and street art exhibits!


What I love about my job...

Helping provide resources & hope to young people is incredibly rewarding


Why is it ‘Up2Us’ to do the work we do?

Educating, empowering & encouraging kids ensures a brighter future for us all