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SportsMakers: Game Changers

Streamed Live

September 2, 2021

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In honor of SportsMakers: Game Changers, we salute African American athletes, athletic professionals and all of the mentors and role models who encouraged and inspired them. 

Those featured include Harry Carson, former NFL Giants player; Ben F. Davis, Jr., former Cleveland Browns and Detroit Lions player and cable TV industry entrepreneur; Dr. Harry Edwards, leading sports sociologist, civil rights activist, and former college athlete; Tom Goss, former Athletic Director of the University of Michigan and current Chairman of Goss LLC Insurance; Bill Lester, III, the first African American to race in NASCAR’s Busch Series in 1999 and the first black driver to win a Grand-Am division race in 2011; Gail Marquis, an 11-time NYC Basketball Hall of Famer and member of the very first Olympic Women’s Basketball Team; and Mark Tatum, Deputy Commissioner and Chief Operating Officer of the National Basketball Association.