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Northwood University to Host 100 Michigan Youth for Educational Sports Industry Conference

April 14, 2016

The Other Side of Sports program seeks to teach young men about the possibilities of working in the sports industry in addition to being an athlete

Northwood University will host The Other Side of Sports program on its campus in Midland, Michigan, on Friday, April 15 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. This program is geared to reaching young men interested in sports, particularly those who may have been deemed “at risk youth.”

Approximately 100 participants from the Detroit, Saginaw, Kalamazoo, Flint and Bay City areas will have the chance to speak with sports industry professionals during the day-long conference and learn about opportunities for working inside the sports industry beyond being an athlete on the field or court.

Attendees will hear from representatives from a variety of Michigan sports teams, including the Detroit Pistons and the Detroit Tigers; a director for Michigan State football; the NCAA’s director of compliance for football, Chris Howard; and the co-founder of Sound Mind Sound Body, Curtis Blackwell II. These sports professionals will discuss what they do in the sports industry and how they play an intricate part in the overall success of their team without being one of the players on the playing field.

The event will be broadcast live on Periscope and Facebook Live, as well as shared via Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat.

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