Friday, October 18, 2013

In The News: The Triangle Previews #S4SC

Drexel's student-run newspaper, The Triangle, ran a preview of the Sport For Social Change Conference featured in the Oct. 18 issue. Sports editor Bryan Fyalkowski spoke with president Kevin Rossi, via president Kevin Murray, and faculty adviser Dr. Ellen Staurowsky for the piece.

In the article, Fyalkowski quotes Rossi on the inspiration for the conference:

The idea for this conference really spurred from a May 25 speaking event that featured “Survivor: Africa” winner Ethan Zohn hosted by the SMTSU and The Good Idea Fund. Zohn used his winnings from “Survivor” to begin Grassroot Soccer, a nonprofit that uses soccer as a vehicle to educate people in Africa about AIDS.
“The message that he passed along got us thinking about other ways that sports can help society progress,” Rossi said. “We wanted to continue on with that message of positive change and educate more people on the power of sports.”
You  can read the full article in the print edition on Drexel news stands now, or you can read online at The Triangle's website.
The Sport For Social Change Conference will be held a week from today, Oct. 25, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the James E Marks Intercultural Center multi-purpose room.

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