5th Annual Chicago Sports Summit

Tuesday, October 05, 2021

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Time: 7:00 PM
Cost: $0.00


For the fifth year, the Chicago Sports Summit will feature some of the most interesting national and local personalities in sports, sports business, and sports medicine to discuss today’s hot topics in a 90-minute, open-to-the-public event. The Summit will be broadcast live on Facebook, Tuesday, October 5, at 7:00 pm. There is no fee to attend. Click here to register.

This year’s participants include:

  • Erika Nardini, CEO, Barstool Sports
  • DeWayne Peevy, Athletic Director, DePaul University
  • Denise White, “The Fixer,” CEO, EAG Sports Management
  • Dr. Allen Sills, Medical Director, NFL
  • Adam White, CEO/Founder, Front Office Sports
  • David Kaplan, reporter/host, NBC Sports
  • Cortney Hall, host, Chicago Today, NBC5 Chicago
  • Dr. Brian Cole, Managing Partner, Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush

Some of the topics that will be explored include:

  • Barstool Sports’ meteoric rise and impact on sports media – first-hand from its CEO
  • Inside scoop on the NFL’s handling of COVID and concussion protocol from its Medical Director
  • The story of ‘The Fixer’, an LA-based sports agent who gets pro athletes’ careers back on track
  • College athletes and endorsements – what DePaul’s new athletic director thinks
  • How a 25-year-old whiz kid created one of the most successful digital sports platforms from his college dorm room

In previous years, the Summit, hosted by Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush, has been an in-person event. This year, given the sensitivity to large in-person events, the Summit will be broadcast live from The Geraghty studio in Chicago. Dr. Brian Cole will serve as the event host.

All proceeds from the Summit, thanks to generous sponsors, will be donated via the Chicago Sports Summit Foundation to ChiGivesBack, dedicated to stepping in and helping Chicagoans where they need it most, and orthopedic research at Rush University Medical Center.

We invite Chicago Sports Summit viewers to make a donation to the Chicago Sports Summit Foundation and the community not-for-profits it supports by visiting www.chicagosportssummit.com and clicking the ‘make a donation’ button.

This year’s Summit sponsors include:

  • Leopardo
  • AlloSource
  • Team Rehab
  • Medical Risk Services
  • SurgCenter Development
  • Genesis Technologies
  • Surgical Care Affiliates
  • Athena Health
  • Optimum Nutrition
  • CannonDesign
  • BKD
  • Horton
  • NBCSports
  • Wintrust
  • MKS
  • Priority Sports
  • Gold Coast Surgicenter
  • Integrated Ortho
  • Ossur
  • Garvey’s Office Products
  • Stratus
  • VanBruggen Signs
  • VisoGraphic
  • Jimmy Lafakis
  • Sound Incorporated