MiLB groups to join in MLB summit

Nine organizations will attend Diversity Business Summit

By Minor League Baseball | June 14, 2012 12:12 PM ET

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Representatives from nine Minor League Baseball™ organizations will join executives from Major League Baseball's Central Office, all 30 MLB Clubs, MLB Network and MLB Advanced Media at the inaugural MLB Diversity Business Summit at the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place in Chicago on July 24. MLB and the Chicago White Sox are co-hosting the event.

The Brooklyn Cyclones (Brooklyn, N.Y.), Charleston RiverDogs (Charleston, S.C.), Greenville Drive (Greenville, S.C.), Gwinnett Braves (Lawrenceville, Ga.), Mississippi Braves (Pearl, Miss.), Northwest Arkansas Naturals (Springdale, Ark.), Omaha Storm Chasers (Papillion, Neb.), Visalia Rawhide (Visalia, Calif.) and Ripken Baseball, Inc., which owns the Aberdeen IronBirds (Aberdeen, Md.), Charlotte Stone Crabs (Port Charlotte, Fla.) and Augusta GreenJackets (Augusta, Ga.), will take part in the summit that will provide attendees with unprecedented 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 15, however, participants may register up until July 24. Event and registration information can be found at online.

This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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