Happy New Year!
As we bring 2017 to a close, we would like to thank our members for an incredible year. It’s been so fun meeting South Asians working in sports at our events, online and around town. We are so encouraged to see our community growing on a weekly basis and look forward to taking SAinSports to new heights.
2017 has been a very successful year for SAinSports, check out the standout moments we’ve selected for each month in 2017:
Canadian Ice Hockey player, Jujar Khairascores his first NHL goal!
Akshay Khanna, VP of Strategy for the Philadelphia 76ers led the acquisition and merger of two eSports teams and negotiated an estimated $25 million jersey sponsorship deal with StubHub!
SAinSports hosts our first ever event, a panel discussion and networking event in Manhattan, NYC!
Kavita Akula becomes the first Indian female to get a NCAA Division I scholarship!
Vasu Kulkarni’s Krossover acquired by Blue Star Sports!
Also in May 2017
FIBA agrees to let Sikhs and Muslims play basketball with their turbans and hijabs!
Indian tennis player Ramkumar Ramanathan has arguably the biggest singles win of an Indian tennis player since Leander Paes (df. Pete Sampras 1998) beating Dominic Thiem in straight sets!
ESPN has announces that Kevin Negandhi will anchor ESPN College Football on ABC for the upcoming season.
Also in August 4th
Randip Janda of Hockey Night in Punjabi is now helping launch the new Sportsnet 650 in his hometown.
South Asians in Sports hosts its first event in Chicago, Il!
South Asians in Sports hosts our third event, a panel discussion and networking night in Manhattan, NY!
Sports Illustrated journalist, Priya Desai, sat down with the NJ Senator to discuss race, anthem protests, and what they represent to him.
Also in November 2017
Preetam Sen of City Football Group is named one of Forbes 30 Under 30 Sports
Sports Illustrated journalist, Rohan Nadkarni cohosts SI TV’s The Crossover: A basketball lifestyle talk show about the players, games, culture, fashion and memes.
We look forward to more success in 2018!
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