Monday, November 17, 2014
Sonny Vaccaro & ESPN's Tom Farrey On Ed O’Bannon Vs NCAA, Sneaker Industry, College Sports, & More
A Conversation with Sonny Vaccaro: Reflections on Life After O’Bannon v. the NCAA Moderated by Tom Farrey, ESPN reporter and director of the Aspen Institute Sport and Society Program
Drexel University Sport Management Student Union (SMTSU), an undergraduate student organization, and the Department of Sport Management presents Sport for Social Change Conference (#S4SC).
Sonny Vaccaro, the former marketing executive for Nike, Adidas, and Reebok, who is best known for signing Michael Jordan to his first sneaker deal. The session will be moderated by Tom Farrey, reporter for ESPN and director of the Aspen Institute Sport and Society Program, which aims to convene leaders, foster dialogue, and inspire solutions that help sport serve the public interest, with a focus on the development of healthy children and communities. Vaccaro is now president of Vaccaro Sports Partnerships. He is founding chairman of The Roundball Classic and ABCD Camp, his signature summer showcase for high school basketball players, which he started in 1984.