Inaugural University of Nevada, Reno Sports Management Summit

Media invited to hear from business and sports industry leaders in first-ever Lake Tahoe Sports Summit

Inaugural University of Nevada, Reno Sports Management Summit

Media invited to hear from business and sports industry leaders in first-ever Lake Tahoe Sports Summit

RENO, Nev. – The College of Business at the University of Nevada, Reno, will host its first Annual Sports Management Dinner, Monday, May 9, 2022, as part of the College’s Executive Certificate in Sports Management Lake Tahoe Sports Summit, a two-and-a-half-day conference at Lake Tahoe with industry leaders, culminating in a graduation ceremony for students.

“Our team has been busy all year making the student experience relative to what is going on in the sports world, and our curriculum is unique from any other graduate program in the country,” Cary Groth, director of the Sports Management program, said. “Our students in the 2021-22 cohort are outstanding individuals that will further their sports careers as proud alumni of the University.”

WHAT: In fall 2021, the College launched an online nine-month Executive Certificate in Sports Management, uniquely designed for sports industry professionals to gain relevant and in-depth knowledge about the industry. As part of the certificate program, students will participate in experiential learning within one of the program’s partner organizations and attend a two-and-a-half-day Lake Tahoe Sports Summit. The Annual Sports Management Dinner, as part of the summit, will include the keynote presentation, “Raiders! The Journey from Oakland to Vegas!”

WHO: Wendy Damonte, executive director of the Martis Camp Community Foundation, will moderate keynote speakers Marc Badain, former president of the Las Vegas Raiders, and University President Brian Sandoval. Sports Management executive board members and partners will also be in attendance.

WHEN: 5:30 to 8 p.m., Monday, May 9

WHERE: Lakeside Ballroom in the Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort, Spa and Casino, 111 Country Club Dr., Incline Village, NV

Media Contact

Jessica Lozada
Communications Officer
Marketing and Communications 
Phone: (775) 784-6186

The University of Nevada, Reno is a public research university that is committed to the promise of a future powered by knowledge. Nevada’s land-grant university founded in 1874, the University serves 21,000 students. The University is a comprehensive, doctoral university, classified as an R1 institution with very high research activity by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. Additionally, it has attained the prestigious “Carnegie Engaged” classification, reflecting its student and institutional impact on civic engagement and service, fostered by extensive community and statewide collaborations. More than $800 million in advanced labs, residence halls and facilities has been invested on campus since 2009. It is home to the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine and Wolf Pack Athletics, maintains a statewide outreach mission and presence through programs such as the University of Nevada, Reno Extension, Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology, Small Business Development Center, Nevada Seismological Laboratory, and is part of the Nevada System of Higher Education. Through a commitment to world-improving research, student success and outreach benefiting the communities and businesses of Nevada, the University has impact across the state and around the world.

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