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Greater Orlando Sports Commission Announces Keynote Speaker for 2021 Celebrating Women in Sports Luncheon

Two-time FIFA Women’s World Cup Champion, Brandi Chastain, will deliver the keynote and the luncheon will honor local distinguished women for their service within the community 

ORLANDO, Fla. (July 20, 2021) – The Greater Orlando Sports Commission is proud to announce today the 3rd Annual Celebrating Women in Sports Luncheon presented by Orlando Health Jewett Orthopedic Institute will be hosted on Tuesday, September 28, 2021.

Two-time FIFA Women’s World Cup Champion, two-time Olympic gold-medalist, coach and sports broadcaster, Brandi Chastain, will deliver the keynote address. As one of the most notable female soccer stars, Brandi played for the United Sates Women’s National Team from 1988-2004, earning 192 appearances (caps) on the team and scored 30 goals including the 1999 World Cup winning penalty kick. She was named to the USWNT All Time Best XI in 2013 and inducted into the National Soccer Hall of Fame in 2017.

The luncheon will recognize several female leaders in the local sports community. The Women in Sports Leadership Award recognizes an individual who has made sports within Central Florida the successful industry it is today. The honor is reserved for those who have given their time, energy and passion to improving the industry in new directions. The Rising Star Award recognizes a young female professional in the sports industry who has demonstrated strong leadership, initiative, entrepreneurship and exceptional contributions early in their career. The award is intended to support and encourage the next generation of female sports industry leaders who will take the sport to new heights.

“We are thrilled to welcome Brandi Chastain as the keynote speaker continuing our tradition of offering insight and inspiration from some of the most noted female athletes and executives in US sports history,” said Jason Siegel, President & CEO of the Greater Orlando Sports Commission. “We’re excited to host this event and shine a spotlight on extraordinary women in our sports community and thank Orlando Health Jewett Orthopedic Institute for their ongoing support.”
At the inaugural luncheon in 2018, ESPN’s first female MLB analyst and two-time Olympian (gold and silver medalist), Jessica Mendoza, delivered the keynote. In 2019, Stephanie McMahon, WWE’s Chief Brand Officer, was the featured speaker.

Registration and networking will begin at 11:30am and the luncheon will begin promptly at noon. Table Sponsorships are $2,000. To purchase a table for the event or to learn more about sponsorship opportunities, contact Michael Kalinich at Michael@greaterorlandosports.com.  Individual tickets are $75 and may be purchased athttps://greaterorlandosports.com/celebrating-women-in-sports/.

GO Sports is a private, non-profit organization established to attract and manage sports-related events, conferences and activities that drive positive economic development in the City of Orlando, Lake County, Orange County, Osceola County, and Seminole County. Founded in 1993, the organization has hosted or co-hosted more than 1,450 events in the Greater Orlando area with a total economic impact exceeding $1.9 billion in spending within the community. For more information, please visit GreaterOrlandoSports.com.

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