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March 3, 2021

The 2021 Summit on Communication and Sport will be hosted by the Department of Communication at Clemson University. The conference will take place March 3-7, 2021 online. More information to come!

March 6, 2021

9:30 AM

We are teaming up with A Ray of Hope on Earth for this fun event! They are a valued long time partner of The Sports Shed. Founded by Ray McElroy, a former Chicago Bear player, they offer youth development through mentoring, camps, and workshops. With 2 huge pavilion tents and mask requirements, we will be following CDC social distancing guidelines.

Location: Marriott Lincolnshire Tented Pavilions

March 7, 2021

The 2021 Chicago Polar Plunge is going virtual! Although we won’t be at North Avenue Beach in person on March 7, the spirit and fun of plunging on Chicago’s beautiful yet chilly lakefront will live on virtually, capturing the magic we all know and love from that day. We know how creative our supporters can be; we've seen your costumes and can only imagine what you will come up with for your virtual plunges! Jump in a pile of snow, run through your sprinklers, jump into a pool, the ideas are endless! Share your fun fundraising and plunging ideas and experiences with the Chicago Polar Plunge community! Send us your videos and pictures of your virtual fundraising adventures so that you and your team can be featured in promotional videos and our Virtual Meltdown Party, which will be live-streamed on the evening of March 7. More info on where to send these clips and photos is coming soon! Supporting Chicago's Special Olympians who compete year-round in the city of Chicago is more important now than ever before. All funds raised will benefit the Special Olympics Chicago and Special Children's Charities programs. Through your support, people with intellectual disabilities have the opportunity to discover new strengths, abilities, and success.

March 8, 2021

12:00 PM EST

To celebrate International Women's Day we're hosting the first-ever Sports Biz Summit. This event is completely free. All ladies are welcome! Panel: Danielle Cantor Jeweler: Partner & Executive VP, F.A.M.E | Abbie Sheppard: Chief of Staff, Cameo | Rachel Filippini: Communications Analyst, Gatorade | Savannah Foster: VP of Client Relations, Athletes First | Moderator: Larhonda Burley: Founder, Blue+Gray Sports

March 8, 2021

3:30 PM EST

Join Ashley Pare, CEO, and Founder of Own Your Worth®, an organization on a mission to break glass ceilings through career negotiation. "I believe success in life and business begins within" Are you able to identify and move through fears that are holding you back from your true potential?

March 8, 2021

9:00 PM EST

To celebrate International Women's Day we're hosting the first-ever Sports Biz Summit. This event is completely free. All ladies are welcome! *DOWNLOAD CLUBHOUSE APP* Moderators: Megan Reyes: Director/Communications, Blue Wire Podcasts | Tracy Sandler: CEO, Fan Girl Sports Network | Chellee Siewert: President, Capture Sports Marketing | Rachel Filippini: Communication Analyst, Gatorade | Lauren Walsh: Founder, LW Branding | Rachel Perkins: CEO/Founder, Perks Lifestyle Management

March 9, 2021

3:30 PM EST

Panel: Paige Keffer: Freelance Talent Producer + Consultant | Alicia Jessop: Sports Law Professor at Pepperdine University and Sports Writer, The Athletic | Laila Souktani: Founder + Owner, Legacy Philanthropy | Larhonda Burley: Founder, Blue + Gray Sports | Bridget Case: Sports Journalist | Moderator: Lauren Walsh: Founder, LW Branding

March 10, 2021

3:30 PM EST

Panel: Chellee Siewert: President, Capture Sports Marketing | Ally Redig: Founder, Athlete Relations | Lauren Walsh: Founder, LW Branding | Hayley Elwood: Team Reporter, LA Chargers | Moderator: Keisha Brewer: CEO/Lead Strategist, The PR Alliance

March 10, 2021

11:00 AM EST

Join Sport for Good NYC for our Q1 Virtual Town Hall on Wednesday, March 10th at 11 AM. We'll share updates on upcoming events and opportunities, host a panel of speakers to discuss best practices in virtual programming and return to play plans for spring and summer programming, and facilitate listening and visioning sessions on the condition of well-being we want for youth in our community. We encourage all member organizations to send at least one representative to our Quarterly Town Halls, and welcome newcomers as well.

March 10, 2021

16:00 GMT

The Sport for Development Coalition has partnered with Mind, the mental health charity, to help bolster the role of sport in tackling the wellbeing crisis brought on by the Covid-19 pandemic. The collaboration will commence at the Coalition’s first online event of 2021, ‘Sport tackles the Wellbeing Crisis’, which will be streamed live on this page at 1600 GMT on Wednesday 10th March. Hayley Jarvis, Head of Physical Activity for Mind, will be our guest co-host alongside Ollie Dudfield, the Executive Director of the Coalition. This virtual event will be streamed with live captions.

March 11, 2021

3:30 PM EST

Panel: Nancy Atufunwa: USA Water Polo, Head of Marketing | Rebecca Winn: VP/Marketing, Washington Wizards | Erika Swilley: VP of Community & Social Responsibility, Detroit Pistons | Margaux Gill: Athlete Marketing, Beyond | Lauren Holiday: 2x Olympic Gold Medalist + Retired USWNT | Moderator: Gabriella DigiovanniI: On-AIr Personality, Philidelphia Eagles

March 11, 2021

2:30 PM (EST) - 4:00 PM (EST)

Athletes’ Voices – NOW: Placing the Athletes Voices at the Centre of Sport Safeguarding Turning the safeguarding debate on its head, this conference will focus on the needs, priorities, and athletes’ safeguarding perspectives. Athletes will share their own first-hand views. Each session will include two athlete respondents (some with lived experience of violence in sport), who reflect on the data presented. The conference opens with a keynote speaker and four-member panel on Thursday, March 11th, covering research, human and child rights, and athlete, community, and state advocacy. Friday, March 12th will see 6 interdisciplinary sessions cover a range of themes, including athlete and coach communication, athlete-centered approaches to justice, and independent interventions. A final panel will discuss “Where do we go from here?

March 12, 2021

7:00 AM (EST) - 12:00 PM (EST)

Athletes’ voices – NOW: Placing the Athletes Voices at the Centre of Sport Safeguarding Turning the safeguarding debate on its head, this conference will focus on the needs, priorities, and athletes’ safeguarding perspectives. Athletes will share their own first-hand views. Each session will include two athlete respondents (some with lived experience of violence in sport), who reflect on the data presented. The conference opens with a keynote speaker and four-member panel on Thursday, March 11th, covering research, human and child rights, and athlete, community, and state advocacy. Friday, March 12th will see 6 interdisciplinary sessions cover a range of themes, including athlete and coach communication, athlete-centered approaches to justice, and independent interventions. A final panel will discuss “Where do we go from here?

March 16, 2021

10:00 AM EST

In this workshop, participants will discuss the intentional steps an organization and its staff can take to support the growth and development of children of color. As part of our discussion, we will explore how to support or change our children’s sense of three key areas of their own development: (1) identity affirmation, (2) climate regarding educational beliefs, and (3) social-emotional learning through curriculum design. Using the Protective Practices Model specifically designed with boys of color in mind, workshop participants will explore unconscious biases, fears, and assumptions and how these are often obstacles for school success for boys of color, girls of color, and students who are often marginalized; and investigate how to implement curriculum and instructional practices within institutions and programs that can counter the current narrative, and deliver on engagement for students all of genders.

March 17, 2021

1:00 PM ET | 10:00 AM PT

With the sporting world looking ahead to venues packed with passionate and eager fans, SporticoLive is proud to present, “Return to the Stands.” Join us for this exclusive event on Wednesday, March 17th at 1 PM ET as the Sportico editorial team sits down with health experts, technology providers, venue managers, front office executives, and player personnel who are innovating for the new realities of fan safety and experience. With leagues, teams, arena’s and broadcasters focused on ensuring safe and viable experiences for fans, athletes, employees, and partners - this is a can’t miss discussion for the sports industry at-large.

March 17, 2021

10:00 AM EST

In this workshop, participants will discuss the intentional steps an organization and its staff can take to support the growth and development of children of color. As part of our discussion, we will explore how to support or change our children’s sense of three key areas of their own development: (1) identity affirmation, (2) climate regarding educational beliefs, and (3) social-emotional learning through curriculum design. Using the Protective Practices Model specifically designed with boys of color in mind, workshop participants will explore unconscious biases, fears, and assumptions and how these are often obstacles for school success for boys of color, girls of color, and students who are often marginalized; and investigate how to implement curriculum and instructional practices within institutions and programs that can counter the current narrative, and deliver on engagement for students all of genders.

March 17, 2021

11:00 AM PDT | 1:00 PM CST | 2:00 PM EST

Join Rajiv Khanna, Sr. VP of Sponsor United, as he takes us through the sponsorship trends he is seeing for nonprofit organizations. Rajiv will highlight top activations involving nonprofit organizations as well as cause-related marketing campaigns while showing nonprofits how they can be more efficient with their outreach efforts with fundraising.

March 18, 2021

10:00 AM GMT - 4:00 PM GMT

Fundraising through social networking platforms is not just the future. It has arrived. So much is going on, whether it be virtual events run entirely on Facebook or innovation on TikTok that we wanted to host the very first event for nonprofit fundraisers dedicated to raising money on 3rd party social platforms. This summit is not just for social fundraising specialists it’s for everyone looking to embrace the changes and challenges of this new frontier. Day 1 - we will showcase tangible case studies of nonprofits taking advantage of these opportunities right now and have an honest discussion about the difficulties this new way of fundraising presents - we have some fantastic speakers in the pipeline. Day 2 - we are running a separate, exclusive training day, dedicated to maximizing the opportunities from Facebook fundraising specifically. Giving you the chance to apply some of what you’ve just heard. We will be sharing how our clients are growing their Facebook income 10x.

March 18, 2021

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM EST

Join us for Athletes' Voices | Pitch for Change | The RETURN TO SCHOOL POST-COVID | Psycho-Social Well-Being, Education + the Role of Sports Presented by the Walton Family Foundation

March 19, 2021

10:00 AM GMT - 4:00 PM GMT

Fundraising through social networking platforms is not just the future. It has arrived. So much is going on, whether it be virtual events run entirely on Facebook or innovation on TikTok that we wanted to host the very first event for nonprofit fundraisers dedicated to raising money on 3rd party social platforms. This summit is not just for social fundraising specialists it’s for everyone looking to embrace the changes and challenges of this new frontier. Day 1 - we will showcase tangible case studies of nonprofits taking advantage of these opportunities right now and have an honest discussion about the difficulties this new way of fundraising presents - we have some fantastic speakers in the pipeline. Day 2 - we are running a separate, exclusive training day, dedicated to maximizing the opportunities from Facebook fundraising specifically. Giving you the chance to apply some of what you’ve just heard. We will be sharing how our clients are growing their Facebook income 10x.

March 23, 2021

12:30 PM - 1:00 PM ET

Join Axios for a Hard Truths event on systemic racism in sports. From youth leagues to elite levels of competition, we'll unpack the deeply entrenched inequities that shape the sports industry today. Axios Sports Editor Kendall Baker and Axios Today host Niala Boodhoo will host one-on-one conversations with: Justin Jackson Running Back, Los Angeles Chargers Jalen Rose ABC/ESPN Analyst Founder, Jalen Rose Leadership Academy Axios Senior Vice President Kristin Burkhalter will host a View from the Top Segment with: Jeremy Goldberg President, LeagueApps

March 23, 2021

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM CT

A moderated conversation focused on the importance of mental health, with strategies and tools to help you cope.

March 24, 2021

11:00 AM PDT | 1:00 PM CST | 2:00 PM EST

When it comes to marketing campaigns and fundraising tactics, flexibility is key in providing the most beneficial campaign for your nonprofit. Join Corey as he helps you learn and understand your organization's needs and KPI goals to develop a unique marketing and fundraising plan tailored to your nonprofit. Time

March 24, 2021

9:00 AM (EST) - 6:00 PM (EST)

State Of The Industry (SOTI) is SportTechie’s flagship conference focused on sports technology and innovation. As our most comprehensive event we cover a wide range of topics, examining the most important matters from the past year, but with an eye towards the year to come. SportTechie will present several keynote speakers and different track topics each featuring talks from Doers & Innovators and "Forecasting the Future” panels. This year's event will have a special focus on Performance Tech, Venue Technology, Sports Sponsorships, and other Media and Fan Engagement topics! Stay tuned as we roll out all the great content and speakers we have in store for SOTI 2021!

March 25, 2021

Join us virtually for the 2021 Urban Soccer Symposium, presented by Soccer Shots, on March 25 and 26! Sport has the power to heal, transform, and enhance the lives of young people and their communities. However, not all young people have had equal access to the benefits of sport – a stark reality that has been highlighted during the pandemic. The Urban Soccer Symposium provides a unique crossroads for youth sports practitioners, administrators, coaches, and community members to envision a world where all young people have the same access to high-quality sports programming. Through a blend of virtual workshops, keynote speakers, and networking opportunities, attendees will walk away with tangible tools they can use immediately to enhance their programming, and ultimately the lives of all young people.

March 29, 2021

7:00 - 8:00 PM ET

In this webinar, a multidisciplinary panel of NYU Langone experts in sports medicine, dance medicine, athletic training, mental health, and nutrition will discuss ways to prepare athletes for pre-season, both mentally and physically, with practical at-home workouts and tips. They will also discuss ways to prevent overtraining and overuse injuries and encourage safe recovery for multi-season athletes, especially between games due to short seasons.

March 31, 2021

12:00 PM PT | 3:00 PM ET

Join us on March 31st to learn about the latest research findings on student-athlete mental health during COVID, obtain specific tools and resources to be a gatekeeper for your team or community, and gain insights from a current student-athlete and youth sports coach.

March 31, 2021

11:00 AM PDT | 1:00 PM CST | 2:00 PM EST

Join David Rhode, founder of Dot Dot Org to discuss the key elements and mindset needed to become successful at building game-changing partnerships that can be a catalyst for the growth of your organization.

April 1, 2021

2:30 PM - 4:30 PM EST

On April 1, join us to identify your strengths, interests, skills, and purpose. Learn about the important overlap between mindset and identity. Hear from current and former athletes and executives on what you can do today to make positive steps towards your future. 2:30 PM EST - Panel: How to Reshape Your Identity After Sports Open Networking 3:30 PM EST - Perspectives on Mindfulness and Healthy Mental Habits 4:00 PM EST - Fireside Chat: Building YOUR Unique Identity

April 2, 2021

2:30 PM - 4:30 PM EST

On April 2nd, join us to better understand the importance of talking about and de-stigmatizing mental health for athletes. Hear from athletes who have been open about sharing their struggles and stories, and organizations and resources available to help. 2:30 PM EST - Panel: The Importance of Mental Health for Athletes Open Networking 3:30 PM EST - Creating Mental Health Resources & Support for Athletes 4:00 PM EST - Fireside Chat: Destigmatizing Mental Health In Sports

April 7, 2021

11:00 AM PDT | 1:00 PM CST | 2:00 PM EST

Companies are always shining their spotlight on their goods and services. While this may lead to a transaction, it does not nurture a lasting relationship. How can you best align your use with companies to create impactful campaigns? Join Darren as he identifies strategies to establish long-term partnerships, facilitate engagement for employees and promote the community impact, thereby benefitting both the cause and the community.

April 8, 2021

12:00 PM PDT

Join Institute for the Study of Sport, Society and Social Change for our next conversation for Change as Dr. Akilah Carter-Francique, Executive Director, and Dr. Amy August, Assistant Director, discuss "Where are We Now?: The State of College Athletics in 2021". This conversation will feature college sports leaders, practitioners, and two rising social justice advocacy students from SJSU's Department of Athletics, Annalisa Ronning and Christian Webb. #sjsuwordstoaction

April 9, 2021

We will be hosting a 16 team (adult) hockey tournament at Fifth Third Arena on April 9-11, 2021. We will have four divisions to accommodate multiple skill levels. Each team must raise a minimum of $1,500 to participate in the tournament. Each team must meet a minimum of $1,000 raised by 3/1 and the remaining $500 is due no later than March 15, 2021. All profits from this event will go to benefit the SEDOL Foundation and be allocated towards programs that benefit children and young adults impacted by Autism.

Location: Fifth Third Arena | 1801 W Jackson Blvd Chicago, IL 60612

April 10, 2021

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Location: Caliente Kitchen & Rum Bar | 5108 W Bluemound Rd | Milwaukee, WI

April 10, 2021

We will be hosting a 16 team (adult) hockey tournament at Fifth Third Arena on April 9-11, 2021. We will have four divisions to accommodate multiple skill levels. Each team must raise a minimum of $1,500 to participate in the tournament. Each team must meet a minimum of $1,000 raised by 3/1 and the remaining $500 is due no later than March 15, 2021. All profits from this event will go to benefit the SEDOL Foundation and be allocated towards programs that benefit children and young adults impacted by Autism.

Location: Fifth Third Arena | 1801 W Jackson Blvd Chicago, IL 60612

April 11, 2021

We will be hosting a 16 team (adult) hockey tournament at Fifth Third Arena on April 9-11, 2021. We will have four divisions to accommodate multiple skill levels. Each team must raise a minimum of $1,500 to participate in the tournament. Each team must meet a minimum of $1,000 raised by 3/1 and the remaining $500 is due no later than March 15, 2021. All profits from this event will go to benefit the SEDOL Foundation and be allocated towards programs that benefit children and young adults impacted by Autism.

Location: Fifth Third Arena | 1801 W Jackson Blvd Chicago, IL 60612

April 14, 2021

11:00 AM PDT | 1:00 PM CST | 2:00 PM EST

April 15, 2021

11:00 AM EST

Sports represent a reflection of society, but they can also provide a powerful means to combat racism. This global webinar will examine the state of racism in societies and sports today and provide background on how racism develops and how it can be countered. The webinar will also analyze what is currently being done to address racism through sports and provide practical and tangible ways sports can be used to battle racism.

April 15, 2021

1:00 PM PST | 4:00 PM EST

The Rose Bowl Institute will address issues of collective activism in a one-hour moderated discussion streamed on April 15, 2021, at 1:00 p.m. PT | 4:00 p.m. ET on the Rose Bowl Institute Website and Youtube. The panel discussion will be moderated by Fox News journalist and political analyst Juan Williams engaging four panelists: Stan Kasten, Kiki Stokes, Angela LaChica, and Dr. Amira Davis.

April 15, 2021

11:00 AM - 2:00 PM MT

The Denver Broncos DEI (Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion) Career Huddle will virtually bring together collegiate students from across the United States to learn more about working in sports after college through discussion panels featuring members of the Denver Broncos football and front office staff.

April 16, 2021

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EST

Historically, positions of leadership and power in professional sports and organized sports, in general, have been occupied by men. What if pro sports were owned, designed, and run by women? How might the experiences change or stay the same – the competition formats, the way athletes are treated, the storytelling themes that get elevated, and the cultural conversation around the value of sports and their intersection with critical issues in society? Recently, we’ve been offered a look into that crystal ball. The success of the National Women’s Soccer League has been driven by a female commissioner with female celebrities as investors. Female athletes have brought the WNBA to new heights by leading the way on racial justice themes in sports. New women’s professional softball, volleyball, and lacrosse leagues introduced by Athletes Unlimited look nothing like traditional men’s leagues. Join the Aspen Institute’s Sports & Society Program for our next Future of Sports conversation on April 16 from 12-1 pm ET when we explore these developments – and how the perspectives of women shaped them. In partnership with Axios Sports, we take the measure of the growth of women’s sports, where it’s headed, and how female-driven innovations could create new opportunities for the sports industry broadly. What can be learned about pro sports as women take control of their games? Speakers include: • Julie Foudy, Angel City FC co-owner, ESPN broadcaster, former U.S. women’s soccer star • Angela Ruggiero, Sports Innovation Lab CEO, Athletes Unlimited advisory board member, former U.S. women’s hockey star

April 16, 2021

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM PT | 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM ET

From a pause in play to a push for more progressive racial justice to unanswered questions about the long-lasting impacts of COVID-19 that still linger in the air - what do we wish we knew then, that we know now? On the next GSM Live, guests return one year later from all around the world to talk about how they and sport have transformed over the last year.

April 18, 2021

4:30 PM PT | 7:30 PM ET

Given the unparalleled challenges of the past twelve months, PCA’s upcoming National Youth Sports Awards & Benefit holds a particularly special meaning to us. Annually, the event celebrates the impact youth coaches have by highlighting winners of PCA's Double-Goal Coach® Award. This year it is a matter of great pride to know that the coaches and others we will honor tonight have worked during a time of unimaginable crisis when our youth needed sports and coaches more than ever.

June 7, 2021

Minnesota Vikings legend Chad Greenway wants you to join him on June 7th at the prestigious Wayzata Country Club for his fifth annual Celebrity Golf Tournament, presented by Hormel, Polaris, Sanford Health, and AI App Store. Chad Greenway's Celebrity Golf Tournament will benefit his family's Lead the Way Foundation and provide seriously ill children and their families in the Twin Cities with daily support and life-changing experiences.

Location: Wayzata Country Club | 200 Wayzata Blvd, Wayzata, MN 55391

December 14, 2021

The 2021 EsportsTravel Summit will be held December 14–16 at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh. The Summit is a unique opportunity to position yourself and your organization for success in the fast-growing world of esports. Even during the pandemic, esports and video games have continued to grow in popularity. Learn how to capitalize on the explosive growth in the esports market by attending the EsportsTravel Summit.

Location: David L. Lawrence Convention Center - Pittsburgh, PA

December 15, 2021

The 2021 EsportsTravel Summit will be held December 14–16 at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh. The Summit is a unique opportunity to position yourself and your organization for success in the fast-growing world of esports. Even during the pandemic, esports and video games have continued to grow in popularity. Learn how to capitalize on the explosive growth in the esports market by attending the EsportsTravel Summit.

Location: David L. Lawrence Convention Center - Pittsburgh, PA

December 16, 2021

The 2021 EsportsTravel Summit will be held December 14–16 at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh. The Summit is a unique opportunity to position yourself and your organization for success in the fast-growing world of esports. Even during the pandemic, esports and video games have continued to grow in popularity. Learn how to capitalize on the explosive growth in the esports market by attending the EsportsTravel Summit.

Location: David L. Lawrence Convention Center - Pittsburgh, PA