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A Season of Playoffs: Redefining Sports in Challenging Times

A Season of Playoffs: Redefining Sports in Challenging Times

October 20 at 9:00 am PDT/12:00 pm EDT


Dual crises—a global pandemic and a national reckoning with racial injustice—forced sports leaders to hit "pause" on some of America's most beloved pastimes. Months after the initial shutdown, sports leagues have resumed activities, but with greater precautions and clearer intentions than ever before. League commissioners, sports team owners, athletes, and sponsors have stepped up to lead both on and off the court, elevating the physical health and social conscience of their teams, communities, and fan-bases. Leading players and owners will discuss how this activism will continue to manifest itself going forward.

Please join Milken Institute Senior Director, Business and Program Development, Sean Sandbach, for a facilitated conversation in the chat room during the session.



Todd Boehly
Co-Founder, Chairman and CEO, Eldridge Industries

Chris Paul
NBA All-Star, NBPA President & Entrepreneur

Kim Pegula
Co-Owner and President, Buffalo Bills

Richard Sherman
Professional Football Player, San Francisco 49ers

Abby Wambach
Olympian, Activist, Author



Linda Pizzuti Henry
CEO, Boston Globe Media Partners; Partner, The Boston Red Sox and Liverpool Football Club