Join DiversAbility at Yale, Future Leaders of Yale, Office of Diversity & Inclusion, and Yale Athletics for a discussion with Aaron Golub about how you can overcome any obstacle or challenge in front of you, and turn your disadvantages into your advantages.
Aaron will share his story of becoming the first legally blind D1 athlete to play a game, how he achieved success in sports, and how your team and business can succeed no matter what. He will also discuss the importance of staying motivated and having the right perspective to accomplish your goals.
Aaron Golub Aaron became the first legally blind athlete to play football in a Division 1 game when he was at Tulane University. He was a captain in his senior year, and went on to also become an NFL free agent. Aaron never let his limited vision get in the way of his success. Aaron’s grit, determination, and effort enabled him to earn a spot on the Tulane team, and the respect of his teammates, coaches, and fans. Aaron began playing football in seventh grade and worked extremely hard to get where he is today. His goal is to show others that it doesn’t matter what they are fighting or what their perceived limitations are; anything is achievable with hard work and tuning out the judgment of others. His planning, passion, and perseverance enables him to be successful. Aaron has paved the way for others with disabilities, and shown that the impossible is possible.