Please Note: The Chicago Sports Summit
Is Postponed Until 2021

Due to the impact that the coronavirus is placing on businesses and personal lives, we have made the difficult decision to postpone this year’s Chicago Sports Summit to 2021. We sincerely thank you for your interest in this year’s event and hope that you will join us for an even better program next year. As soon as possible, we will post news of a new date and more details. Best to you and your family during this very unpredictable time.

View Highlights From The 2019 Event

2019 Event Photos

Proceeds will benefit the Chicago Sports Summit Foundation, which supports Chicago youth organizations and furthers orthopedic research.

2019 panel topics included:

  • Youth to Pro Athletes: How New Technology is Helping
  • Inside Scoop From Sports Agents
  • The Future of Sports Betting
  • Should College Athletes Be Paid?

Let’s talk about how your company can get involved.

If you’re interested in becoming a sponsor click the link below


Or call Ann Pitcher, 630-234-4150.


Hosted By: Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush

Presented By: Athletico Physical Therapy



Integrated Ortho, LLC

Some of the Chicago Sports Summit Beneficiaries

The Chicago Sports Summit Foundation was very pleased to present Chicago Run, Girls in the Game and Big Green with proceeds from the 2019 event.

Past Participants


Mark Bartelstein, Founder & CEO, Priority Sports & Entertainment
Brooks Boyer, Vice President of Marketing, Chicago White Sox
Jim Delany, Commissioner, Big 10 Conference
Mike Ernst, Senior Vice President Ticket Sales, Service, Marketing & Club Operations, Chicago Fire
Beth Grabowski, Director of Marketing & Analytics, Chicago White Sox
Pete Hassen, Senior Executive Director of Marketing, Chicago Blackhawks
Mark Kaufman, President, Athletico Physical Therapy
Crane Kenney, President of Business Operations, Chicago Cubs
Atul Khosla, General Manager, Chicago Fire
Alison Miller, Vice President of Marketing, Chicago Cubs
Gordon Nuber, M.D., NorthShore Orthopaedic Institute; Team Physician, Chicago Bears
Ted Phillips, President and Chief Executive Officer, Chicago Bears
Joel Quenneville, Head Coach, Chicago Blackhawks
Michael Reinsdorf, President and Chief Executive Officer, Chicago Bulls
Scott Sonnenberg, Director of Corporate Sales, Chicago Bulls


Tim Anderson, MLB Shortstop, Chicago White Sox
Pamela Nisevich Bede, M.S., RD, CSSD, LD, Sports Dietician, Abbott Nutrition
James Carter, Ph.D., Director, Gatorade Sports Science Institute
Jonathan Coyne, MBA, Senior Director, Customer Marketing, Glanbia Performance Nutrition
Father Scott Donahue, President & CEO, Mercy Home for Boys & Girls
Kimberly M. Foxx, J.D., Cook County State’s Attorney
Horace Grant, Special Advisor to COO & President, Chicago Bulls
Wally Hayward, CEO, W Partners
Rami Jabaji, Senior Brand Director, Nike
Grant Koster, PT, ATC, FACHE, Senior Vice President of Clinical Operations, Athletico Physical Therapy
Jamal Mayers, Community Liaison, Chicago Blackhawks
Jarrett Payton, TV & Radio Broadcaster, Former NFL Running Back
David Schwab, Executive Vice President, Octagon Sports & Entertainment Agency


Mike Adamle, Former NFL Player & Sports Anchor, NBC5 Chicago
Kristen Balboni, Studio Host, Stadium
Will Carroll, Director of Media Relations, Motus Global
Kendall Coyne, U.S. Olympic Hockey Player
Brian Cole, M.D., M.B.A., Managing Partner, Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush
Matt Forte, Former NFL Player
Rick Hahn, Vice President & General Manager, Chicago White Sox
Shawn Hunter, Founder & Managing Partner, Chicago Dogs
Jack O’Callahan, U.S. Olympic Hockey Player
Julie O’Connell, PT, DPT, ATC, OCS, Athletico Physical Therapy
Michael Reinsdorf, President & COO, Chicago Bulls
Nelson Rodriguez, President & General Manager, Chicago Fire Soccer Club
Diane Simpson, U.S Olympic Gymnast
David Strickland, Chief Commercial Officer, Optimum Nutrition
Lindsay Tarpley, U.S. Olympic Soccer Player
Dara Torres, U.S. Olympic Swimmer


James Andrews, MD, Orthopedic Surgeon, Andrews Sports Medicine Institute
Mark Bartelstein, Founder, Priority Sports & Entertainment
Emmett Cleary, Former NFL Player
Jonathan Coyne, VP of Sales Operations, Glanbia Performance Nutrition
Ian Epstein, Founder, PropSwap
Joe Flanagan, Sports Agent, BTI Sports
Napoleon Harris, Illinois State Senator
Frank Ignatius, Founder, BetChicago
Jeff Kearney, Global Head of Sports Marketing, Gatorade
Nick Mangold, Former NFL Player
Ryan Mertz, DPT, Athletico Physical Therapy
Alan Nero, Managing Director-Baseball Division, Octagon
Jean Lenti Ponsetto, Director of Athletics, DePaul University
Darren Rovell, Sports Business Reporter, The Action Network
Allen Sanderson, Senior Lecturer in Economics, University of Chicago
Nik Verma, MD, Orthopedic Surgeon, Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush

Chicago Sports Teams

Athletico Title Sponsor

Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush

Net proceeds benefit Chicago Sports Summit Foundation