No playbook existed for how the sports industry could react to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Jobs and revenue were lost. Games, programs and seasons were canceled. Teams played without fans.
With a more positive outlook on the horizon, organizations, teams and participants now are working to rebrand sports in a post-COVID world.
Four NIU alumni panelists will address some of the challenges that sports organizations, teams and players faced during the pandemic and explores some of the new ways of “doing business” in this industry.
- Evans Adonis (M.S. ’10), director of Membership Sales; Miami Marlins
- Michaela Franklin (M.S. ’20), head Women’s Volleyball coach; Clemson University
- Michael Gonzalez (M.S. ’15), assistant to the general manager; San Francisco 49ers
- Max Scharping (B.S. ’17; M.S.Ed. ’18), offensive lineman; Houston Texans
Contact Dana King at [email protected] or (815) 753-5421 for more information.