ESPN is signing on as a founding partner and title sponsor of the Black Sports Business Symposium, which aims to create new opportunities for diverse professionals in the world of sports, and to increase Black representation in the industry.
Founded by HBCU Battle of the Brains founder and executive director Gregory Gibson Jr., NFL Network senior correspondent Steve Wyche, and Los Angeles Rams COO Kevin Demoff, the inaugural event is set to take place June 16-18 in Atlanta, Georgia.
ESPN will host several events during the symposium, and also plans to recruit professionals in all stages of their careers. ESPN executives, on-air talent, and athletes featured in upcoming ESPN projects are all scheduled to appear. In addition, ESPN will also mention the symposium on-air and in its marketing and social channels, with other creative collaborations” throughout the year.
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SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter, Alex Weprin