Sports PR Summit to Return to The Players’ Tribune in 2018 & 2019

October 11, 2017

NEW YORK, NY (October 12, 2017) – The Sports PR Summit (@SportsPRSummit) announced today that The Players’ Tribune (@PlayersTribune) will return as the presenting sponsor and host of the 2018 and 2019 Sports PR Summit. The annual event takes place in May at The Players’ Tribune headquarters in New York City.

Launched in 2013, the Sports PR Summit is an invite-only event that brings together senior PR executives from the pro and collegiate sports ranks as well as from top sports corporations for panel discussions and valuable face to face networking opportunities. Prominent media members and athletes share candid insights about the best ways for PR executives to work most effectively with them. The event allows for all attendees to leave with a better understanding of the evolving communications issues and challenges in the sports industry.

Noteworthy panelists and featured speakers at the Sports PR Summit have included NBA Commissioner Adam Silver, NASCAR legend Jeff Gordon, NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman, Miami Dolphins owner Stephen M. Ross, ESPN reporters Tom Rinaldi and Jeremy Schaap, Sports Illustrated Executive Editor and Senior Writer Jon Wertheim, Cleveland Cavaliers All-Star Isaiah Thomas, WNBA legend Lisa Leslie, NFL stars Anquan Boldin and DeMarcus Ware, Olympic medalist swimmer Kara Lynn Joyce, NCAA Executive VP Oliver Luck and Arizona Diamondbacks President & CEO Derrick Hall.

The Sports PR Summit will once again feature a panel discussion with unique insight from The Players’ Tribune team. Attendees will have the opportunity to network with senior executives and editors from The Players’ Tribune and get an up close look at the first-of-its-kind digital media company, founded by Derek Jeter.

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About The Players’ Tribune: The Players’ Tribune is a new media company that provides athletes with a platform to connect directly with their fans, in their own words. Founded by Derek Jeter, The Players’ Tribune publishes first-person stories from athletes, providing unique insight into the daily sports conversation. Through impactful and powerful long and short form stories, video series and podcasts, The Players’ Tribune brings fans closer than ever to the games they love. For more information visit, or interact with the team on Facebook ( and Twitter (@playerstribune).