The Drexel Sport Management Student Union is pleased to announce that Patrick Hruby, writer for Sports on Earth, and the Ed Snider Youth Hockey Foundation will speak at the Sport For Social Change Conference to be held at Drexel University on Friday October 25th.
Patrick Hruby will be presenting on the topic of safety issues in sport with a focus on how leagues and government can make sports safer for professionals all the way down to the youth level. In addition to his regular writing for Sports on Earth, Hruby is a contributor to Washingtonian magazine, The Atlantic online, ESPN.com, ESPN the Magazine, and elsewhere. Hruby has a master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University and bachelor's degrees in English and government from Georgetown University. Hruby’s work has been featured in The Best American Sports Writing collections and has won various awards in longform, magazine, and newspaper writing.
The Ed Snider Youth Hockey Foundation will be presenting on the topic of youth development in sport. With a mission of teaching our country’s youth the value of academics, hard work, and teamwork through hockey, the ESYHF serves over 3,000 children in the Philadelphia area. The ESYHF was founded by the Chairman of Comcast-Spectacor, Ed Snider, in 2005. Comcast-Spectacor owns the Philadelphia Flyers, Wells Fargo Center, Global Spectrum, Ovations, Paciolan, Front Row Marketing, Flyer's Skate Zone, among other properties. Representatives from ESYHF will include VP and COO Jim Britt among others.
Registration for the Sport For Social Change Conference is now open! Reserve your spot today. Final speaker schedules and additional speakers will be announced shortly.