Sports Business Management Program Hosts Symposium

by Kat Meakem, Public Relations Writer

Cedarville’s sport business management program is hosting a symposium on the creation of the Champion City Kings, a collegiate baseball franchise in Springfield. 

Several individuals involved in creating the Champion City Kings will be speaking at the event, including Rick White, the team’s general manager. Originally from Springfield, White played major league baseball for 12 seasons. 

The symposium will provide sport business management students with a unique opportunity to learn about creating a baseball franchise from individuals with firsthand experience. 

According to Lori Huckaby, assistant professor of sport business management, “Students have the opportunity to learn about the details involved in this real-life scenario. It gives life to what they’ve only read in books.”

Students will also have the ability to network with members of the local sport business community with the potential for future involvement. 

Several local universities with sport business management programs, including Urbana, Clark State and Wittenberg Universities, will also be attending the event. 

The symposium will be held at Cedarville University on March 21. Required preregistration for the event ends on March 19. 

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Date: March 21, 1014

Time: 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Location: Milner 105

Address: Cedarville University, 251 N. Main St., Cedarville, Ohio (Campus Map)