Featured Events

Check out all of our Featured Events.  In addition to these spotlighted events, we have  and even more events located on our Full Event Calendar

We are continually adding terrific sports philanthropy events that support fantastic causes.

If you would like to have your event featured here, please email Roy Kessel at rkessel@sportsloop.com.

CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) UPDATE: We recognize that many events have been cancelled. Unfortunate for so many organizations that have invested huge amounts of time and resources into the planning and execution of these events. We hope that you will consider supporting these organizations and making donations to the organizations in lieu of the costs of attending the events. Please check with any organization planning events so that you can be sure whether or not the events are proceeding.

January 13, 2021

Are you ready to jumpstart 2021 with actionable strategies that will drive revenue to ensure your organization’s success year-round, no matter what the year has in store? Then Create Your 2021 Fundraising Plan: 5 Revenue Sources is for you. This webinar will show you five crucial revenue strategies to include in your 2021 annual fundraising plan in order to increase giving, expand your database and build long-term loyalty no matter what the future holds.

2:00 PM (EST) - 3:00 PM (EST)

January 19, 2021

From the elite levels on down, the sports industry continues to navigate a tenuous return to activity. The success of the pro and college leagues depend on youth sports to foster the next generation of athletes. More than ever, technology, innovation and a newfound spirit of collaboration are at the forefront of youth sports—especially when it comes to logistics and operations. In this sequel to one of our more popular episodes of 2020, we’ll further examine how the pandemic is affecting sports at the grassroots level and what it means for the industry at large.

12:00 PM (EST)

January 19, 2021

The objective of this Insider Call is to educate you on the DICK\\\'s Sporting Goods Foundation. Topics include: 1. Activities and support provided by Sports Matter 2. Discussion around DICK\\\'S Sporting Goods Grants and Programs 3. Insights into how grants are reviewed and evaluated

5:00 PM (EST) - 6:00PM (EST)

January 20, 2021

On and off the court, women are on the rise in the business of sports. Please join Stephanie McMahon, Chief Brand Officer of WWE, and Shelley Zalis, CEO of The Female Quotient, for a new series that puts a spotlight on the executives and athletes who are leading in the industry.a vast majority of guests attending events by Melissa have been known to leave more elated than visitors to Santa\\\'s Workshop, The Lost of Continent of Atlantis, and the Fountain of Youth.

12:00 PM (EST) - 12:30 PM (EST)

January 20, 2021

The pandemic continues to disrupt what families considered their “normal” schedules. Although it is a new year, a return to normal is still out of reach. Join us for a 1-hour discussion on Wednesday, January 20 at 6 pm as we speak with local professionals on how families can navigate Youth Sports in a Pandemic: Best Practices for Parents.

6:00 PM (EST) - 7:00 PM (EST)

January 20, 2021

After the sales have been made and the marketing and promotions have been completed you end up with a game, with fans (hopefully we get back to that eventually!). Once you have a full house the responsibility of taking care of our client \"guests\" transitions to the heads of \"Guest Experience\". Each sports team has people who\'s responsibility is to make sure we put on a great show for our fans and that everyone has a safe and enjoyable time at the game, so they\'ll want to buy tickets again. On this webinar, we have two leaders in guest experience joining us. Dan Malandruccolo works at the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ (home of the NJ Devils) and Ezinne Nwaogu works at the New York Mets. In this session they\'ll talk about their careers, their day-to-day, and then they\'ll talk through how everything comes together on game night to put together a winning experience for the fans. See you there!

12:00 PM (EST)

January 21, 2021

This month\'s webinar will feature a panel of youth mentees who will provide insights to mentoring practitioners and mentors on ways they can engage and support young people to ensure their voices are represented and elevated. Panelists will discuss what they have learned from participating in a mentoring program, provide guidance for young people to understand ways they can approach their mentoring relationship, and provide suggestions for programs on how to engage youth on a critical level to create meaningful, lasting connections with adults. The goal of this webinar is to share information that is not only beneficial to the adults of mentoring relationships, but also to young people who may not receive training or know what to expect when beginning a mentoring relationship.

1:00 PM (EST) - 2:15 PM (EST)

January 21, 2021

There\'s no doubt that 2020 was the great reset. Between the upending from COVID-19 to the overdue calls for social justice, fundraising post-2020 will look very different. So, as we start a new year, what lessons can we learn from fundraising through one of the most tumultuous years in recent history? Join Barbara O’Reilly, CFRE, principal of Windmill Hill Consulting, on Thursday, January 21 from 2:00-3:00 p.m. EST to find out! She\'ll highlight key trends we saw and recommendations for how you can adapt your fundraising to a post-2020 world. In this session, you\'ll learn: Fundraising and philanthropy trends we saw in 2020 Ideas for how your organization can assess the short-term and long-term financial impact of COVID-19 Ways you can recalibrate your fundraising strategy based on lessons learned from 2020 Evaluating 2020 is an important part of preparing for 2021. You won\'t want to miss this session!

2:00 PM (EST) - 3:00 PM (EST)

January 21, 2021

When the first COVID-19 relief bill was passed last spring, we gathered a group of experts to help youth and local sports organizers understand the impact that it would have on their organizations. Provisions in this latest round of relief, including those that now reflect our industry\'s needs, raise new questions for us all— so we\'re co-hosting an event with the PLAY Sports Coalition to dig into it. Join the PLAY Sports Coalition and industry experts in a three-part conversation: Part 1: Your Relief - With PPP round two and new tax credits and provisions, we want to get youth sports leaders what they need to uncover any potential federal relief. We\'ll provide you the key insights and tactics you need to help your organization survive. Part 2: Your Voice - The new administration recently announced plans for another round of COVID-19 relief from the federal government. What provisions would directly support youth sports in your community? Share your perspective at this time. Have ideas in advance? Please email jtrayes@leagueapps.com to let us know. Part 3: Our Road Ahead - A thriving and equitable youth sports culture is critical to our industry and those we serve - young people, their families and your communities. We want to share why we believe so, what the road ahead will look like for youth sports advocacy and legislation and how we can drive success.

11:30 AM (EST)

January 21, 2021

As we flip the calendar from 2020 to 2021, it is easy to think that things will simply return to \\\'normal\\\'. A vaccine has begun rolling out, professional sports are coming back - sans bubbles - but last year has proved to us that sport will not be the same going forward. We spent a lot of last year learning about racial inequities, humanizing athletes and acknowledging the need for change. Coming into this new year, how do we move from acknowledgement into action? And what are the tough conversations we need to have in sport for 2021? It\\\'s time to have the tough conversations on mental health, youth sport and DE&I (diversity, equity and inclusion). On the next show we talk to the experts who are doing the work to create solutions that impact the future of sport.

1:00 PM (EST)

January 26, 2021

Generation WOW is a truly magical day where girls and women connect to inspire, educate and motivate each other. At Generation WOW, girls are exposed to the positive and the possible by meeting women who are already leaders in their communities, homes, and workplaces. This year WOW will be presented in a VIRTUAL environment but will feature the same level of excitement and connection with inspiring speakers, interactive activities, and relevant topics. Exposure to diverse career pathways, leadership development, mentorship, healthy living, goal-setting, and decision-making are just a few of the topics of this impactful experience. WOW provides a trusted and inspiring environment that will forge relationships, inspire dreams, and deliver results that enhance young girl\\\'s lives. Here\\\'s to a wonderful WOW experience!

11:45 AM (EST) - 2:45 PM (EST)

January 26, 2021

Join Her Next Play, WISE DC, WISE Twin Cities and Tackle What\'s Next for a virtual roundtable mentoring and networking event. Hear from athletes turned executives in the fields of branding, consulting, sports, business, and more. Participate in small group discussions, connect with current and former student-athletes and hear from those who have been there. This is NOT a traditional webinar! This will be a live, participatory networking event. Be ready to have your cameras on, go off mute and connect and engage with an empowering group of women.

6:15 PM (EST)

January 27, 2021

Join us for the January edition of the Up2Us Sports Lunch and Learn Series with UCLA BrainSPORT. This session will be facilitated by Dr. Talin Babikian and Philip Rosenbaum. UCLA BrainSPORT\'s mission is to make leading discoveries through research, provide forward-thinking diagnosis and treatment, and transfer our knowledge of sports related concussion and brain health to the broader community. UCLA BrainSPORT strives to be at the forefront of TBI/concussion prevention, comprehensive care, and neurological health and they will achieve this through multi-disciplinary efforts in the following areas: - Safety: Increase TBI awareness, knowledge and prevention - Performance: Better understand and implement interventions to improve resiliency and brain health - Outreach: Educate future clinicians, researchers, policymakers, parents, athletes and the general community - Research: Develop better understanding of and more effective treatments for TBI through translational research - Treatment: Care for those with TBI through comprehensive assessments and multi-disciplinary interventions

1:00 PM (EST) - 2:15 PM (EST)

January 28, 2021

With the sporting world looking ahead to the return of fans to arenas and stadiums, Sportico and Arctos Sports Partners are proud to present, Fan Experience in a Post-COVID World. Join us for this exclusive event on Thursday January 28th at 1 PM ET as our expert panel explores the measures that leagues and teams will need to employ to ensure a safe and viable experience for fans, athletes, employees and partners.

1:00 PM (EST)

February 3, 2021

Join us for a Minnesota National Girls & Women in Sports Day Celebration on Wednesday, February 3, 2021, featuring a panel discussion that focuses on our mission to Recognize, Inspire and Advocate; recognize the past & today; inspire those of tomorrow to lead & participate; advocate for change in the future.

1:00 PM (EST) - 1:45 PM (EST)

February 3, 2021

As we kick off the new year, join us for a conversation about strategies that pro teams can employ to grow their organizations through a focus on youth sports. We\'ll discuss developing your own affiliate network, getting involved in your community through impact initiatives, and running programs from clubs to tournaments that connect you to the grassroots. Join us on Wednesday, February 3rd to hear from a diverse group of panelists as they discuss the topic at hand, and come prepared to ask questions - there will be an open Q&A running throughout the course of the event. Moderated by GSVS VP & Managing Director Kyle Bunch, panelists include LeagueApps President Jeremy Goldberg, Atlanta Hawks VP of Basketball Development Jon Babul, Utah Jazz Director of Youth Programs Nate Martinez, and Houston Dynamo Chief Revenue Officer Dionna Widder.

12:00 PM (EST)

February 9, 2021

If you build it, they will come - right? Not so in the fast-moving, noisy, and cluttered online landscape! Once you have designed an online fundraising campaign, how will you get people to pay attention? Simply sending out one or two emails is not enough! In this free 45-minute webinar, you’ll learn tactics to use your website, email list, and social media channels to promote your online fundraising campaign and achieve your goals!

1:00 PM (EST)

March 24, 2021

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!

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