Championing A Cause: The Voice Of Today's Athlete

TUE, OCT 22, 2019 (1:20:33)

Today’s professional athletes have increasingly leveraged their powerful voices and the platforms their mediated profession provides to influnce opinion and affect change. But should they? Join a unique and intimate conversation with some of the nation’s most charitable and vocal athletes and representatives from across Boston’s business and non-profit community.


+ BIO: April Heinrichs

Heinrich was among the first players on the U.S. women’s national soccer team. She is also the former national team coach and former director of the women’s youth national teams for U.S. soccer.

+ BIO: Michael Bornhorst

Bornhorst is the Associate VP, CDSE of Boston Children’s Hospital Trust.

+ BIO: Rebekah Splaine Salwasser

Rebekah Splaine Salwasser joined the Red Sox Foundation club in January of 2018 as the Executive Director of the Red Sox Foundation.

Prior to joining the Boston Red Sox, Salwasser was the Executive Director for Scholar Athletes, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to support academic achievement through athletics. Founded in 2009 by Suffolk Construction’s CEO, John Fish, the organization aims to reduce the opportunity gap for Public High School students by utilizing private sector assets to benefit the public sector. It further leverages the power of sport to motivate and facilitate young people to perform better in school. By doing this, SA has the unique opportunity to make a significant impact on scholar-athlete’s social-emotional development, in addition to their academic success.

+ BIO: Devin McCourty

McCourty is an NFL player and a 3-time Super Bowl Champion. He is an NFL Walter Payton Man of Year Nominee.

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