Posted April 28, 2021 in Press Releases
Free public event held in conjunction with NFL Draft will celebrate diversity, equity and inclusion in sports
Greater Cleveland Sports Commission and the Cleveland Browns will host the Cleveland Power of Sport Summit presented by KeyBank and FirstEnergy on April 29 – May 1, 2021 at Progressive Field and online. This event, held in conjunction with Cleveland hosting the 2021 NFL Draft, will provide a platform to celebrate themes of diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) and demonstrate the power of sport to be a catalyst for positive change.
The goal of the Cleveland Power of Sport Summit is to allow attendees to explore new ideas, embrace differences and enact positive change in the communities they represent.
To achieve these goals, the Summit will feature local and national organizations addressing topics related to adaptive sports, gender equity, LGBTQIA+ athletes, mental health and racial equality.
A daily schedule of events, as well as audience-specific recommendations, is available here.
The Cleveland Power of Sport Summit continues to be planned as a socially distant event with both in-person and virtual components. The health of our attendees is our utmost priority and comprehensive COVID-19 protocols including wearing masks and practicing social distancing will be enforced throughout the event.
EVENT LOCATION: Progressive Field, 2401 Ontario Street, Cleveland, OH 44115
Paid parking is available in the Gateway East Garage.
- Thursday, April 29 from 12 – 6 p.m.
- Friday, April 30 from 12 – 6 p.m.
- Saturday, May 1 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
About Greater Cleveland Sports Commission: Since 2000, Greater Cleveland Sports Commission (GCSC) is responsible for attracting over 200 sporting events which provide more than $843 million in economic activity to Northeast Ohio. GCSC serves to measurably improve the economy of Greater Cleveland and enrich the community by attracting, creating, managing and enhancing significant sporting and competitive events. For more information, visit clevelandsports.org.
About Browns Give Back: In addition to the team’s commitment to diversity and social justice efforts, the Browns Give Back to Northeast Ohio with a commitment to education and youth football while engaging the community through the team’s signature First and Ten volunteer movement. As part of the Cleveland Power of Sport Summit, Browns representatives will be participating in various panels, and the team will also help provide additional educational resources and activations throughout the event. For more information about Browns Give Back, visit http://www.clevelandbrowns.com/brownsgiveback.
About Velocity: Velocity is a community-wide initiative of Greater Cleveland Sports Commission to support and maximize the community impact of hosting some of the most significant events in sports. Cleveland will host 2019 MLB All-Star Week, 2021 NFL Draft, 2022 NBA All-Star Weekend and 2024 NCAA DI Women’s Final Four. Community events provide opportunities to extend each event’s footprint in Northeast Ohio. These programs will highlight important social issues such as diversity and inclusion and provide opportunities to our host community. More information about Velocity can be found atvelocitycle.org.