Dennis Cook believes in the transformative nature of sports and athletics for individuals and communities.
With a Master’s Degree in Sports Management and harnessing his 37 years as a Parks and Recreation professional, Dennis is committed to help non-profits, government agencies, schools and community groups leverage collective power to build, sustain, and grow access and equity in sports and athletics.
Through his career Dennis has created programs, established policies and procedures, responded to the needs of emerging sports, negotiated and implemented joint use agreements, facilitated community engagement and outreach towards development of athletic fields and facilities.
Dennis is passionate about community and has served on youth and sports focused local and national boards. Through Dennis’s passion he has worked at the at the 1996 Summer Olympic Games in Atlanta, represented the Mayor of Seattle at the 75th Korean Games in Taijon, South Korea, and served as a consultant traveling to China with the organizing committee for The World Basketball Invitational Tournament For Chinese hosted in Seattle in 2002.
Dennis Cook is a native of Seattle where his passion for athletics and community was developed as a youth participating in local youth athletic programs. Having received so much from coaches, teachers and mentors, he strives to pay it forward ensuring that equity and access is at the center of what needs to be done to provide opportunity for generations to come.