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Saturday, 02/4/12 at 11:30am
Join your fellow Wharton Club of Boston for the Wharton Sports Business Second Annual "State of the Business of Sports" Luncheon Series at the Super Bowl! Open to all alumni..

Wharton Sports Business Initiative Kicks Off Second Annual "State of the Business of Sports" Luncheon Series at the Super Bowl with 2 Panels: "State of the Business of Football" & "The Business of the Players"

The Wharton Sports Business Initiative (WSBI) is a research and education "think tank" focused on thought leadership in the realm of sports business. The "State of the Business of Sports" Series focuses on bringing together professionals to provide an outlook on various areas within the realm of sports business

WSBI will be hosting its second annual discussion on the "State of the Business of Football" on Saturday, February 4, 2012 in Indianapolis, Indiana at the Hyatt Regency Indianapolis beginning at 11:30 am. The panelists are Andrew Brandt (Wharton Lecturer/ESPN Business Analyst), Leah LaPlaca (VP, Programming & Acquisitions at ESPN), and Spencer Tillman (CBS Sports Reporter & Former NFL Player).

A second panel, "The Business of Players" will begin at 1 pm. "The Business of the Players" will discuss their various pursuits off of the football field including their personal brand, businesses beyond football and social impact ventures. The panel will be moderated by Mori Taheripour (Wharton Lecturer/US AID Sports for Development Senior Advisor) and will feature Brandon Gorin (Marco's Pizza Owner & Former NFL Player) and Donald Strickland (Player, NY Jets/President & CEO, Visionary Moments), with another player to be announced shortly.

If you plan to be in Indianapolis and would like to join us for either of the two panels, please RSVP at your earliest possible convenience. Feel free to invite others, but space is limited and access will be determined in order of RSVP.  We look forward to having you join us for this exciting and informative discourse, and lunch gathering amongst friends.

Date: Saturday, February 4, 2012

Time: 11:30 am

Location: Hyatt Regency Indianapolis
One South Capitol Avenue
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA 46204

RSVP: To RSVP please reply to sportsbusiness@wharton.upenn.edu.

If you have any questions please contact Derrick Heggans, WSBI Managing Director, at heggans@wharton.upenn.edu or call 215-898-1393.

Save the date for the "State of the Business of Basketball" on Saturday, February 25th in Orlando and the "State of the Business of Intercollegiate Athletics" on Saturday, March 31st in New Orleans.

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