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Introducing the Sports Diversity Leadership Council (SDLC)

Sports Diversity Leadership Council and Designation Program Moving Forward

The Sports Diversity Leadership Council, a division of Media Out Loud, LLC, is a member-based organization whose mission is to “train tomorrow sports leaders today” through its Sports Diversity Leader (SDL) designation, organization certification and member opportunities.

The SDLC recently formed its Strategic Partnership Advisory Committee that focuses on business development, membership building, sales and professional sports teams. Angela Smith, ASANA commissioner will chair the committee and be joined by Terri Goddard, the 2019 Gay Softball World Series Kansas City’s director of fundraising/special events and by Uber’s Ian Johnston.

“We will be launching our online SDL designation program in April,” said Media Out Loud vice president Jared Garduno. “We want to make a real difference and we know that education and mentoring are an important way to do that.”

Recent new members include Major League Soccer, Visit Salt Lake, Richmond Region Tourism, Ace World Travel and other organizations working to impact sports diversity within their organizations and geographic regions.

“We are thrilled at the support the SDLC is receiving and are excited about upcoming projects and opportunities we are about to launch,” continued Garduno.

The SDLC harnesses “The Power of Sports Community™” to assist athletes, teams and leagues to create more opportunities within their organizations.

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