Chicago to Hold Inaugural Sports Summit

21 Jul, 2016

The City of Chicago will hold its first Chicago Sports Summit on October 5, 2016, when some of the biggest names in Chicago sports are scheduled to discuss how it impacts the community.

Hosted at the Hyatt Regency Chicago (151 East Wacker), speakers at the summit will feature professional team CEOs, coaches and players. Some of the speakers for this year's event include: Joel Quenneville, Chicago Blackhawks Coach; Michael Reinsdorf, President and CEO of the Chicago Bulls; Ted Phillips, President and CEO of the Chicago Bears and Jim Delaney; Commissioner for the Big Ten.

The summit will raise funds for After School Matters, a non-profit organization that offers innovative extracurricular activities in the arts, communication, sports, science and technology to teenagers.

Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush is the host for the summit and Athletico is the title sponsor.

Panelists will discuss the impact of sports on Chicago, including building fans and staying profitable, challenges of professional sports team ownership, how injuries affect professional sports, empowering youth athletes to stay in the game and the concerns and challenges of representing high profile athletes. To sign up for the event, log on to


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