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 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

Daniel Cross – Champion

May 28, 2006

Daniel Cross manages to combine reserve with intensity to create a persona of driven peace. He is a champion in both senses of the word – as a winning athlete and as an advocate for student athletes transitioning from sports to the business world. Daniel sits fully relaxed in his easy chair as we talk,… Read More

Former Gator gives chance to student-athletes after college

May 5, 2006

His basketball career was winding down when he came up with the idea. A torn Achilles pushed it into overdrive. Today, Dan Cross is trying to help a group of people who many assume need no help – former athletes struggling to find a way to assimilate in society. “It’s not some experiment,” Cross said…. Read More