WASHINGTON, Aug. 30, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred will be the featured speaker at the Aspen Institute's Project Play Summit on Sept. 6 at the Newseum in Washington D.C. The Project Play Summit is the nation's premier gathering of thought leaders at the intersection of youth, sport, and health.
The day-long event, which is sold out for the third straight year, will take measure of the collective progress made in the past year in growing access to quality sport activity. Major announcements on new youth sports initiatives will occur, along with thoughtful dialogue on pertinent issues impacting kids in sports. Other speakers include:
Chris Kluwe, Former NFL Punter/esports Entrepreneur
Angela Ruggiero, Hockey Hall of Famer/Co-Founder of Sports Innovation Lab
Chiney Ogwumike, WNBA Player
Steve Keener, President/CEO, Little League Baseball
Rick Ankiel, Former Major League Baseball Player/Author
Harold Reynolds, MLB Network Broadcaster/Former Major League Baseball Player
Dr. David Satcher, Former U.S. Surgeon General
Shellie Pfohl, CEO, U.S. Center for SafeSport
Dan Hicks, NBC Sports Broadcaster
Rebecca Lowe, NBC Sports Broadcaster
Reece Whitley, 17-Year-Old Swimming Star
The Aspen Institute Sports & Society Program will reveal exclusive data and insights on sport participation trends nationally. Also, the State of Play: Baltimore report will be released with findings on the state of youth sports in Baltimore and ideas on how to provide more children with sports opportunities.
Press and cameras are welcome. Most sessions will include a Q&A and continuing conversations after the panel. Join the conversation live via Twitter at @AspenInstSports and @AspenInstitute, and use #ProjectPlay.
WHEN: Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017, 8:25 am-4:30 pm EDT. Lunch is available at noon.
WHERE: Knight Conference Center at the Newseum, 555 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20001. Sessions are on the 7th and 8th floors of the conference center. Registration opens at 8 am on the 7th floor.
RSVP: If interested in attending, please contact Jon Solomon, Aspen Institute Sports & Society Program editorial director, prior to the event. Jon can be reached at [email protected] or (205) 572-2907.