Friday, October 11, 2013

Go! Athletes and Craig Cassey Jr. Added to Conference

Go! Athletes and Craig Cassey Jr. will present at the Sport For Social Change Conference presented by the Drexel Sport Management Student Union (SMTSU) on Friday October 25th. They will speak on the topic of LGBT issues in sport and offer an activity for attendees to participate in. Go! Athletes and Cassey will present from 3:00 to 3:50 p.m.

The two will join Dr. Eric Zillmer, Ed Snider Youth Hockey, Eli Wolff, and Patrick Hruby.

Go! Athletes was founded in 2008 and is an LGBT advocacy non-profit organization. Go! Athletes' main mission is to ultimately eliminate the anti-LGBT bias that exists in athletics. Go! Athletes works with LGBT student-athletes to create a better environment and provide resources for those athletes to do so. Everyday, they live their slogan: education, engaging, and empowering every generation of LGBTQ athletes and allies. Their advisory board includes nationally recognized names like Joanna Lohman, Wade Davis, Cyd Zeigler, and Brian Sims.

Go! Athletes representatives travel the country to spread the word and promote acceptance for the LGBT community and the athletes. With speaking engagements, training programs, and major initiative partnerships with other LGBT advocacy organizations like the You Can Play Project, Go! Athletes spreads their mission.

Go! Athletes will be represented by executive director Anna Aagenes among others.

Craig Cassey Jr. will join Go! Athletes in their presentation. Cassey is a Media, Pa. native and Georgetown University track and field athlete who runs middle distance. Cassey is an out-spoken advocate for the rights of LGBT athletes. He has made headlines with his blog where he wrote about his experiences as an out high school athlete and being voted prom king of his high school prom.

See the updated conference schedule for a complete look at the day's presentations. A buffet-style lunch will be served at 1:00 p.m.

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