Collet Smith talking with a group of students



NFL’s First African American Female Coach Comes to the Campus of California State University Dominquez Hills

(NEW JERSEY) Collette V. Smith, Founder of Believe N You Incorporated, is pleased to announce two exciting events to unite and empower women and young girls during Super Bowl Week in Los Angeles.


The 2022 Believe N You Reception: Celebrating Women in Sports and the Believe N You Experience: How to Tackle Life presented by California State University Dominquez Hills and the NFL Foundation. Proceeds from these events to benefit the Believe N You programs. “These events will spotlight a broad, influential roster of the industry’s notable sports, business leaders and stakeholders who look to utilize their platform for the greater good.” said Smith.


The Believe N You Reception: Celebrating Women In Sports will provide a unique and intimate experience for attendees. The event is scheduled for Tuesday, February 8, 2022. The Believe N You Reception is a celebration of Collette V. Smith blazing a trail for others to follow in her footsteps, Leadership and Community, led by numerous Professional Sports Industry Leaders (Athletes, Executives and Media).


LaFern Cusack, Producer, Host, and Former 710 ESPNLA Radio Host and the evening EMCEE will be joined by Darrin Henson, Actor, Author, and Choreographer and, Rushia Brown, Director of Community Relations & Youth Sports, LA Sparks, Former WNBA to kick off the celebration.


Believe N You Experience: How to Tackle Life will inspire and expose local middle and high school young girls including EmpowHer Institute Girls Academy participants, to careers and educational opportunities in Esports. This event will be held Thursday, February 10, 2022, on the campus of California State University featuring their newly created Esports Lab. Event highlights include:


  • Future of Esports Panel Discussion
  • NFL Keynote Speakers
  • Football Drill Demonstrations


“We are proud to have California State University Dominquez Hills, NFL Foundation, ViewSonic Gaming, HyperX, Retired Players Congress, Level Up, Scholars Collective, Double Tree by Hilton, Carson as our major sponsors this year. This collaboration will have HUGE IMPACT… in fact it will be “SUPER”!!!”, said Dr. Joseph Bryant, Jr., Founder, PROSPEAK and Event Producer.


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About Believe N You Incorporated

Believe N You, Inc. empowers young people through sports, education, life transformation skills and mentorship. The organization was founded in October 2017 by NFL legend, Collette V. Smith. Believe N You provides College Ready and motivational Workshops for Middle and High School students. and in addition, In support of her amateur, Tuskegee University as well as other HBCUs, Collette has established the Believe N You Scholarship for students who want to attend and HBCU.


About California State University Dominquez Hills

California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH, CSU Dominguez Hills, or Cal State Dominguez Hills) is a public university in Carson, California. It was founded in 1960 and is part of the California State University (CSU) system.

The CSUDH Esports Association was established in 2017. They have won three titles at national events sponsored by the National Esports Collegiate Conference (NECC): Valorant (Challengers Division) in 2020 and 2021; and Overwatch (Challengers Division) in 2021.


In 2021, it was announced that CSUDH would be constructing a new Esports Incubation Lab on the second floor of the Leo F. Cain Library on campus, to open in Spring 2022. The facility will include a broadcasting booth, competition stage, and classroom with furnishings and technology provided through partnerships with electronics companies ViewSonic and HyperX.


Sheila Gilmore | 818.430.2182


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