Sport Management Association (SMA)
The Niagara University Sport Management Association (SMA) seeks to enhance and enrich the understanding of the sport industry of its respective members, often through insightful discussion related to the sport industry. SMA members receive a number of opportunities to network and gain experience in the industry. These connections will allow alumni to stand out from the competition, both in the Buffalo/Niagara sport community and beyond. SMA provides experiences through guest speakers, panels, trips, and Summit to gain experience interacting and learning from individuals in the sport and recreation field.
Starting March 25, CoHST is hosting the third annual Sports Summit.
Schedule of Events
March 25 - Re-Imaging Youth Sports
CoHST through its Cornerstone Initiative, welcomes NHL Hall of Famer Pat LaFontaine and Chris Price, CEO of LIFE Sports and President of Xara Soccer, with other special guests to discuss re-imagining 21st-century youth sports.
Register here: https://forms.gle/JFAubAnbUmYd9FZ18
March 26 - Community Youth Hot Shot event hosted by SMA
March 27 - Women in Sports Day
During the day students will hear from Ellen Ferris, Senior Associate Commissioner for Governance and Compliance for the American Athletic Conference, and Sue Petronsky, Senior Associate Athletic Director/Senior Woman Administrator, discuss their career path and success.
Later in the day, students will travel to the Key Bank Center in downtown Buffalo for the Women in Sports Panel hosted by Niagara University, Buffalo Bills, and Buffalo Sabres, followed by the Sabres 7 pm game against the Canadians.
Register here: https://forms.gle/Cyy7yB3p1g1cJzyJ8
March 28 - The Other Side of College Sports
Derek Puff, Director of Recreation, Intramurals and Club Sports at Niagara University, Margot Hickey, Coordinator of Intramurals, Recreation, and Club Sports at Saint Bonaventure University, and Andre Julien, Senior Associate Athletic Director, Recreation, Wellness and Club Sports at George Washington University, will discuss their roles in providing health and wellness to all college students.
PSE & Legends - Latest Developments New Football Stadiums
Students will hear the role corporate partnerships play in stadium development.
March 29 - Hot Topics in College Sports
Matt Banker, former associate athletic director at the University of Louisville and assistant commissioner of the Ohio Valley Conference, discusses the current hot topics surrounding college sports.
March 30 - Community-Based Organization
Community-based organizations are the main providers in the youth sports landscape. Willie Hutch Jones, member of the Greater Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame and Founder, and CEO of Willie Hutch Jones Educational and Sports Program shares his journey and passion for providing quality youth sports programming in Buffalo. The YMCA Buffalo Niagara will discuss the daily operation and programming the YMCA provides to the city of Buffalo and Niagara Falls.
March 31 - PSE Sales and Ticketing Symposium
9:30 am to 1:30 pm in Glynn Hall
Account Managers and Ticket Staff for the Buffalo Bills, Sabres, Bandits and Rochester Amerks join us to present the sales side of the professional sports world.
Register here: https://forms.gle/tHRFpoXmwWwvQG3BA
March 31 - Niagara University Night with the Buffalo Sabres
40 CoHST students will attend a career development panel with the Buffalo Sabres followed by a facility tour and attending the 7 pm game against the Rangers.
Register here: https://forms.gle/zi1NRzxdrNkt124P7
April 1 - 2nd Annual SMA Dinner
NU's Sport Management Association hosts its own March Madness Basketball Tournament Watch Party.
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