The Business of Sports Summit is targeted to high school students with an interest in sports. The goal of this Summit is to use sports as a vehicle to motivate students towards education (which can also be used to pursue non-sports related careers) by exposing them to the many different non-playing career opportunities in professional sports. In partnership with local Martin University management team, the Summit will include a full day of panel discussions for approximately 300 high school students with 30 renowned sports and business professionals, including a roundtable discussion between the students and the mentors. In addition, the Summit will include a special session for kids and young adults that will be focused on teaching children about entrepreneurship. The session will be hosted by Endura Govan, Executive Director of International Business Kids, a non-profit organization started by Govan’s son, Alexander, who had a dream at the tender age of four to start his own business. Three years later, he started his first nonprofit, “B.A.D. (Bold, Ambitious, and Determined) Kids,” to teach other children how to start and run their own businesses.
The Business of Sport Summit is a part of the Institute’s Taste of the Game 2012, a series of charitable, entertaining and engaging events in conjunction with the greatest weekend in all of sports. Proceeds from the events will benefit Center for Leadership Development, National D.R.E.A.M. Alive Inc, Greg Jennings Foundation and ESP Education and Leadership Development, 501(c) (3) organizations that support youth empowerment education and mentorship. Tarik Glenn, former NFL offensive tackle for the Indianapolis Colts and founder of D.R.E.A.M. Alive Inc., and Lacy M. Johnson, Partner, Ice Miller LLP, are serving as this year’s honorary hosts. “We are honored to have Tarik Glenn and Lacy Johnson join us as we spotlight these outstanding individuals and companies who are making a difference throughout the communities we live in.” says Everett Glenn, CEO of the Institute and Entertainment & Sports Plus.
The Business of Sports is sponsored by Comcast, NBC Universal, Nationwide Insurance, Kroger, McTech, RCR Technologies, Marcos Pizza and Finch Constructors.
"At Comcast, our commitment to the communities we serve is an important part of how we do business," said Charisse Lillie, President of the Comcast Foundation.
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The ESP Leadership Institute primary objective is to address the core challenges of the professional athlete. Key initiatives includes the Business of Sports Summit; an all day event targeting high school students. The Summit uses sport as a vehicle to motivate to complete high school and continue to college by exposing the students to the many different non-playing career opportunities in professional sports.
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