It’s a good start: Representatives from nine MiLB organizations will join executives from Major League Baseball’s Central Office and all 30 MLB teams at the inaugural MLB Diversity Business Summit in Chicago on July 24.
MLB and the Chicago White Sox are co-hosting the event.
MiLB teams at the summit: Brooklyn Cyclones (short season A; NY-Penn League), Charleston RiverDogs (Low Class A; Sally League), Greenville Drive (Low Class A; Sally League), Gwinnett Braves (Class AAA; International League), Mississippi Braves(Class AA; Southern League), Northwest Arkansas Naturals (Class AA; Texas League), Omaha Storm Chasers (Class AAA; Pacific Coast League), Visalia Rawhide (High Class A; California League) and Ripken Baseball, which owns the Aberdeen IronBirds (short season A; NY-Penn League), Charlotte Stone Crabs (High Class A; Florida State League) and Augusta GreenJackets (Low Class A; Sally League).
The goal of the summit: provide attendees with access to human resource and procurement executives from the baseball industry.
“I would like to thank Major League Baseball for including our clubs in this extremely important event,” said Minor League Baseball President Pat O’Conner. “Diversity throughout all levels of baseball, including Minor League Baseball, is vitally important to the success of our industry. I know our clubs will fully embrace the opportunity to interact with the potential employees and business partners who will be attending the MLB Diversity Business Summit.”
This sports diversity employment and business opportunity trade fair will provide job seekers and entrepreneurs with a unique opportunity to network directly with club and sponsorship decision-makers for employment and business opportunities. The agenda for the event will include league-wide networking, exhibit floor access, special presenters, workshops and executive roundtable discussions.
Early registration ends June 15th, but participants may register up until July 24th. Event and registration information can be found at MLB.com/diversitysummit.
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