Let’s walk back through 2018 and share December events with you first. As you scroll through the year you will see that the SDLC has accomplished a great deal thanks to all of you. This growth and forward momentum provide lots of wonderful opportunities for all of us. YOU ROCK!!
You will want to read through to the end of this Recap so you can see a Special Invitation from Experience Scottsdale for “TOURNAMENT & EVENT DIRECTORS”
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HAPPENING IN DECEMBER
- Launching preview of 2019 SDL Designation Online Courses. Courses developed by Connie Wardman, M.A., SDLT.
- Announcing 2019 SDLC course schedule.
- Preparing for the 2019 Sports Diversity Leadership Conference at Sin City Classic in January.
- Stay tuned for an OUTSTANDING 2019!
- Hosted the Sports Diversity Leadership Conference in Scottsdale, Arizona during the 9th Annual Petey Awards weekend in partnership with Experience Scottsdale, Embassy Suites Scottsdale, King’s Inn San Diego, Arizona Diamondbacks and Arizona Coyotes.
- Hosted a four-panel SDLC Educational Series at the Sports Diversity Leadership Conference. Some of the special guests included former Olympian Gale Fitzgerald; LPGA golf pro, Sue Wieger; Josh Rawitch, Arizona Diamondbacks SVP of Communications; and Ahron Cohen, Arizona Coyotes CEO.
- NAGAAA named 2018 SDLC Organization of the Year and will receive a donation from SDLC member and sponsor Pride Card Services in 2019.
- Compete Magazine announced that 10th Annual Petey Awards will be presented as part of the 2020 Sin City Classic.
- SDLC announced an expanded Sports Diversity Leadership Conference at Sin City Classic for 2020 and 2021.
- SDLC announced plans to host the first annual Sports Diversity Leadership Council Honors in 2019.
- As of November 30, 2018 (2018 year-to-date), Compete Sports Diversity/SDLC has donated more than $200,000 in cash, SDLC scholarships and in-kind sponsorship to further sports diversity.
- Distributed the World Gay Rodeo Finals Guide.
- SDLC member Richmond, Virginia’s HRC Equality Index Score jumped from 42 to 92, thanks in part to the SDLC.
- National Football League (NFL) joined the SDLC.
- Diversitas Media began introducing SDLC members to prospective sponsor-partners.
- Distributed the ASANA World Series Guide.
- Announced the 2019 Sports Diversity Conference at Sin City Classic to be held on January 17, 2019 in Las Vegas as part of the Sin City Classic.
- Announced partnership with 100% Bully-Proof to provide anti-bullying education.
- Met with JP Morgan Chase and other national sponsors on behalf of the SDLC.
- Attended the 2018 Connect Sports Marketplace in Salt Lake City.
- Presented two educational panels at Connect Sports Marketplace.
- Diversitas Media awarded $18,000+ in cash and prizes to SDLC members as part of the inaugural Goldfish Bowl. Congratulations to winners Gay Polo League and ASANA Softball. Congratulations to finalists USA Dodgeball and Lynn Lewis Foundation.
- Announced partnership with Diversitas Media to secure sponsorships for SDLC members.
- Compete Sports Diversity Jubilee announced in partnership with ASANA softball and USA Dodgeball. Event will benefit sports diversity and will be held in Richmond, Virginia, May 2019.
- SDLC panel selects Goldfish Bowl finalists.
- Introduced a three-course educational webinar series on the Power of Numbers, the Power of Relationships and the Power of Resources preparing members for Goldfish Bowl.
- Distributed the 2018 Pride Bowl Event Guide.
- Announced partnership with Pride Card Services.
- Distributed the 2018 Pride Run Series Event Guide.
- Participated in the Connect LGBTQ+ Tourism Summit in partnership with Nike in Portland, OR.
- Met with JP Morgan Chase on behalf of SDLC to discuss sponsorship opportunities.
- Attended Sin City Classic leadership lunch.
We continue to “Unite the World Through Sports.”
Thank you for all you do to support and promote Sports Diversity!