June 4, 2020, I witnessed via zoom conferencing, ‘Future of Sports and Mass Gatherings post-COVID19′ moderated by Ido Aharoni: Global Ambassador, Maccabi World Union, from Jerusalem.
The expert panel discussed possible scenarios for the resumption of global sporting activities.
- Donna Orender: Former president of WNBA, CEO of Orender Unlimited, Senior Vice President of PGA, Maccabi USA Officer, Maccabi alumna.
- Larry Scott: Commissioner, PAC 12 Collegiate Conference, Maccabi Alumnus
- Brett Yormark: Former CEO of NBA’s Brooklyn Nets, Co-CEO of Roc Nation
- Tony Ervin: Four-time Olympic medalist, Olympic Champion Swimmer. Maccabi alumnus
The opening comment of Donna Orender referenced a concurrent 2nd pandemic of Racism and the opening comment of Tony Ervin referenced a current Civil Rights boiling point. However, the conference did not speak to current protests for murder of George Floyd as a factor during current COVID19 and post-COVID19 projections.
Referencing the current downtime of artists represented by ROC NATION, Brett Yormark mentioned how effective pop artist Alicia Keys has been expanding her narrative and fan base. He also mentioned the effectiveness of basketball player Kyrie Erving especially in connection with his charity activities. See https://www.youtube.com/ watch?v=DNp-JX_gJTQ and pic of Ido Aharoni