Podcast: Christine Pinalto, Sidelined USA

Christine Pinalto, Executive Director, Sidelined USA

This week’s Sports Philanthropy Podcast features Christine Pinalto, Executive Director and Co-Founder of Sidelined USA. Christine joins our host Roy Kessel, as they explore the reasons which triggered Christine to launch this organization based on her son’s experiences with being medically disqualified from participating in sports.

Chrstine Pinalto, Sidelined USA joins our host Roy Kessel on Sports Philanthropy Podcast

Highlights from Christine’s Podcast:

  • 00:30–Launched when her son was medically disqualified due to heart condition and she discovered there were no support groups for people to help recovery
  • 08:10–Sidelined USA goal is to connect people with resources to keep people tied into sports and the support networks that they provide
  • 13:30–Support groups, podcast “Sidelined Stories”
  • 19:00–healing process based on each person’s qualities
  • 23:30–Can anything replace sports in your identity
  • 26:00–How new pursuits help and Sidelined USA’s role in finding these pursuits
  • 29:00–What to do with your competitive juices
  • 30:30–Conversations about helping athletes with medical disqualification
  • 35:00–Building national model to help provide care
  • 36:00–Focus on next 3-5 years
  • 38:00–Athlete aftercare and transition

To learn more about the outstanding work that Christine and Sidelined USA do, take a look at their website at www.SidelinedUSA.org or follow them on their social media accounts. For email response, send inquiries to: CONTACT@SIDELINEDUSA.ORG

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Roy Kessel

Roy Kessel

Roy Kessel is the Founder of the Sports Philanthropy Network. Roy has worked in the sports business world for over 20 years including serving as an instructor in Northwestern University's graduate Sports Management Program. Having served as a sports lawyer representing athletes, entrepreneurs and start-up businesses, Roy has extensive experience helping organizations improve their strategy, marketing, communications and leadership development.
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