About this site:
This site was created to shed a different light on the entertainment industry – particularly focusing on Athletes and Entertainers.
For many years, Cassy covered different sporting events and athletes. Along the way, she quickly discovered a different side that the world did not have access to. Being around the “sports world” for many years, she seamlessly transitioned to the world of Music and Entertainment. A lot of stories the media portrays about these people is driven and focused more on gossip. This website was created to provide a different side of what you would typically see about people you “think” you know. We shine a positive light on what athletes and entertainers do in their everyday lives that you wouldn’t expect – including how similar these worlds are and how they overlap.
About Cassy Athena:
Cassy Athena is an artist from Los Angeles, CA.
Growing up she loved to draw, paint and take pictures. As she grew to nearly six feet tall in middle school, she began to play volleyball and basketball. Quickly falling in love with the sports world, she pursued both Art and Sports in college.
During her Junior year of college, Cassy was diagnosed with a brain tumor. Although not cancerous, the tumor was located in the balance portion of her brain and doctors prompted for immediate surgery to remove it. On July 9, 2009, her head was shaved as she prepared for the procedure that left her with a metal plate on her skull, 25 staples in the back of her head and not being able to walk or fully function for almost 3 months. During this tumultuous time, Cassy began to have a new perspective on life. She states, “God saved me and gave me a second chance at life so I knew I needed to not only find my purpose, I needed to fulfill it because tomorrow is not promised. After my operation, I knew I was on this earth for a bigger purpose and I wanted to pursue and find that passion.”
Following this life changing event, She graduated with her BA in Art from California State University, Northridge.
She started her career in the entertainment industry as a Visual Effects Coordinator for famous TV shows and movies.
With her love of photography and video constantly playing a big factor in her life, she transitioned to continue pursuing this full time.
Her work has been published in Sports Illustrated, Samsung, Billboard, Red Bull, Fox Sports, Dime Magazine, Slam Magazine, NBA, Under Armour, Nike, Jordan Brand,Monster Headphones, Ball Up and more. Most recently, she shot Team USA Men’s Basketball, NBA All-Star Weekend and has helped with branding/marketing many athletes and entertainers! Follow her journey as she makes her way to the top!