Podcast: David Goldstein, U. Sports

David Goldstein joins our host Roy Kessel, Founder of the Sports Philanthropy Network

Listen to this week’s episode of the Sports Philanthropy Podcast as David Goldstein, Chief Operating Officer of U. Sports (Canadian version of the NCAA) talks with our host Roy Kessel about the differences in the Canadian regulations which allow athletes more flexibility to be involved with philanthropic endeavors.

David Goldstein with Roy Kessel about college sports in Canada

Here are some of the key points from David’s comments:.

  • 00:35 David’s background
  • 02:50 U.Sports role in college sports
  • 04:00 Role of the COO at U. Sports
  • 07:20 Most popular college sports in Canada
  • 11:35 Canadian perspective on amateurism concept
  • 13:00 Comparisons to the role of the NCAA
  • 15:30 Conversation with Oliver Luck
  • 18:00 Membership composition
  • 23:30 Community involvement for athletes
  • 26:15 Effect of philanthropic efforts on athletes’ energy and commitment
  • 31:30 U. Sports role in community relations
  • 38:00 David as commissioner of which sport?

Don’t miss the opportunity to hear David at the Sports Philanthropy World Congress

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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