Employee Spotlight | Celebrating Women's History Month with Sydney Stocks
In celebration of Women’s History Month, we are highlighting the achievements and stories of our Women employees across the LA Clippers, Agua Caliente Clippers, and the Forum.
Learn more about Sydney Stocks, our Entertainment Coordinator at the LA Clippers! She started with the team as a Mascot Assistant, then an Entertainment Assistant before being promoted to her current role where she now manages all our in-house entertainment. Sydney describes her job as a cool mix of talent management and game day production of the Clippers Spirit, Hoop Troop, Kid Clippers and Clip City Crew which help get Clipper Nation hyped at games!
Job before joining the Clippers?
I interned at Discovery Communications where I supported TLC's production team with both administrative and creative work. I wrote loglines for Say Yes To The Dress and other popular series you may have seen on your TV guide!
When did you realize you wanted to work in sports?
In college, I crossed the pond and interned at a London-based talent agency that represented professional rugby and football players. I had a blast learning from such a talented group of people who were so passionate about sports of all kinds. As a big traveler, I love how universal sports are.
What’s your favorite thing about your job?
I love my job because it's so fun! I know a lot of people say that, but if you've ever been to a Clippers game you know you're going to experience a great show and be thoroughly entertained from the second you sit in your seat. From the top-tier dancing on-court to the hilarious Hoop Troop pumping up our fans in the crowd, working with those hardworking and special people is so fulfilling.
What advice do you have for women trying to break into the sports industry?
Being a woman in sports is still a rarity, so instead of conforming, embrace it! I tried to blend in when I first started, and it halted both my professional and personal growth. Use your unique perspective to elevate any space you're in and inspire those around you to do the same. I am who I am today because of the incredibly powerful women who lead by example and lift me up with them.
If you could have dinner with any woman in the world, who would it be and why?
100% Dr. Jane Goodall. I am huge animal lover and I've done countless school projects on Dr. Goodall's primate research. I would be so honored to talk about her decades of experience over a plant-based dinner. My favorite quote of hers is, “Each one of us matters, has a role to play, and makes a difference. Each one of us must take responsibility for our own lives, and above all, show respect and love for living things around us, especially each other.”