• Under the Radar: Westchester's Deep-Seated Sports Industry

  • FEBRUARY 20, 2016 | YOUNG PROFESSIONALS

  • Westchester’s deep-seated sports industry was on display Wednesday night at a jam-packed event hosted by WCA’s Young Professionals Group (YPG) “The Business of… Sports,” at the Westchester County Center...


    YP Knicks Event

    ...The sold-out event placed our YPs front and center with the leadership from the New York Knicks organization who last year, inked a deal with the County to bring its minor league team to White Plains. Here are some of the event’s major takeaways:
    • Sports flies under the radar in Westchester County. Yet, many athletes call the county home, and several minor and development-league teams are located here. In fact, our region leads the United States in its concentration of up-and-coming athletes;
    • There are many components to sports including media and PR, and education;
    • The corridor between Boston and Philadelphia, which Westchester finds itself in the middle of, is considered the epicenter of sports in America;
    • Networking & volunteering are the best ways into the industry;
    • Hire an athlete—they know how to work!

    The Business of…. Series puts a spotlight on under-the-radar industries that are thriving in Westchester County, highlighting professional development opportunities for Young Professionals as well as those seeking a career change.

    Contact Joelle DiNardi for additional information.

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