All-American Girls Professional Baseball League Members to Take Part in Sport and Society Conference

From St. Norbert College, May 7, 2014
by Mike Counter, mike.counter@snc.edu, 920-403-3089

Members of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League will take part in "A Mirror of Our Culture: Sport and Society in America." This national conference will be hosted by St. Norbert College and the Green Bay Packers, May 19-21, and will focus on women in sports.

On Tuesday, May 20, from 1:30 to 2:30, an open house will be held at the Cassandra Voss Center on the St. Norbert College campus, where attendees will have an opportunity to meet some of the pioneering women (some who are in their 90's) who played professional baseball from 1943 through 1954 and whose exploits inspired the feature film, "A League of Their Own."

The All-American Girls Professional Baseball League gave over 600 women athletes the opportunity to play professional baseball at a level never before attained.

For more information on the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League, go to http://AAGPBL.org/.

The Sport and Society Conference is the third of its kind put on by St. Norbert and the Packers; the first was held in 2010. This partnership between an NFL team and an institution of higher education brings together academics and business professionals from around the country.

The Packers have held their summer training camp at St. Norbert College for 56 years, the longest such relationship between a pro football team and a college in the NFL. For more on the connections between St. Norbert College and the Green Bay Packers, go to http://www.snc.edu/communications/specialreports/packerconnection.html.

The conference fee of $195 includes access to all keynote speeches and concurrent sessions, the conference dinner, luncheons at Lambeau Field and St. Norbert College, and several coffee breaks daily. Conference attendees will also be provided a guided tour of Lambeau Field, admission to the traveling exhibit "Linedrives and Lipstick: The Untold Story of Women's Baseball," and screenings of sports-related films.

The exhibition is toured by ExhibitsUSA, a national program of Mid-America Arts Alliance

For more information on the conference, go to http://www.snc.edu/sportandsociety, or
contact Karen Cleereman, conference administrative coordinator, at sportandsociety@snc.edu or 920 403-3777.

The Center for Ethical Youth Coaching and the International Sports Professionals Association are sponsors of the 2014 Sport and Society conference.