August 5, 2015

NEW YORK, NY (August 5, 2015) – The Sports PR Summit (@SportsPRSummit) announced today that The Players’ Tribune (@PlayersTribune) will be the presenting sponsor and host of the 2016 Sports PR Summit. The annual event will take place at The Players’ Tribune headquarters in New York City during the third week of May in 2016.

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 Senior Vice President Communications Mike Bass, MLB VP Communications Matt Bourne, MLS Executive VP Communications Dan Courtemanche, NCAA Managing Director of External Affairs Erik Christianson, United Entertainment Group, President, Sports and Brand Experience, Mary Scott, Hiltzik Strategies Founder and crisis PR expert Matthew Hiltzik, ESPN reporter Jeremy Schaap, Sports Illustrated Executive Editor and Senior Writer Jon Wertheim, ESPN & ABC reporter LZ Granderson, Arizona Diamondbacks President & CEO Derrick Hall, and former NFL players Tiki Barber and Derrick Mason.

The 2016 Sports PR Summit will 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, tour the headquarters, and get an up close look at the first-of-its-kind digital media company, founded by Derek Jeter.

About Sports PR Summit: Learn more about the Sports PR Summit at Follow the Sports PR Summit on Twitter and Instagram @SportsPRSummit. Follow the Sports PR Summit on Facebook at

About The Players Tribune: The Players’ Tribune is a new digital media platform created and curated by some of the world’s top athletes. Founded by Derek Jeter in partnership with Legendary Entertainment, The Players’ Tribune features fresh content, produced daily, from the perspective of the pros. The site brings fans closer to the games they love while providing a unique insight into the daily sports conversation. For more information visit, or interact with the team on Facebook ( and Twitter (@playerstribune). 

Media Contacts:
Brian Berger, Sports PR Summit

Michelle Isaacs, The Players’ Tribune