Tuesday, October 5, 2021
7:00 – 8:30 pm CST
Livestream event

Free and open to the public

The 5th annual Chicago Sports Summit will broadcast LIVE from The Geraghty in Chicago. In this new format, you will enjoy compelling messages from high profile sports and sports medicine participants. Proceeds from this year’s event support the Chicago Sports Summit Foundation, which in turn supports orthopedic research and #ChiGivesBack, a Chicago-based philanthropy supporting a variety of initiatives for fellow Chicagoans in need, including CPS students.


Allen Sills

Dr. Allen Sills

Medical Director, NFL

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Denise White

Denise White

CEO, EAG Sports Management and subject of an upcoming film

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Dr. Brian Cole - Chicago Sports Summit

Dr. Brian Cole

Managing Partner, Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush

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Erika Nardini - Barstool Sports

Erika Nardini

CEO, Barstool Sports

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David Kaplan - Cubs Pregame and Postgame Host, NBC Sports Chicago

David Kaplan

Cubs Pregame and Postgame Host, NBC Sports Chicago

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DeWayne Peevy, Athletic Director, DePaul University

DeWayne Peevy

Athletic Director, DePaul University

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Hosted By:

Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush

Presenting Sponsors

AlloSource Logo


Leopardo Logo
Medical Risk Services
SurgCenter development
GT Genesis Technologies
SCA logo
Athena Health Logo


Optimum Nutrition
Cannon Design
BKD LLP logo
Horton Group Logo
Wintrust Bank
MKS Attorneys At Law, LLC


Gold Coast Logo
Integrated Ortho LLC.
Rössur logo


Stratus Superior Solutions
Van Bruggen Signs
Viso Graphic logo
ISME - logo

Highlights from the 2019 Chicago Sports Summit

2019 Event Photos

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

Sponsorship opportunities

Sponsors of the Chicago Sports Summit enjoy access to a community of those supporting orthopedic research and organizations that benefit some of Chicago’s most needy. 100% of the event’s proceeds benefit these causes through the Chicago Sports Summit Foundation, a 501(c)3. All donations are tax deductible.

Please Download sponsorship information documents below.

2021 Chicago Sports Summit Sponsorship Opportunities

Full 2021 Chicago Sports Summit Information