Game Over Commission Hearings – Philadelphia, PA 2019

Hearing Agenda: 

Panel 1: Life After Abuse: The Continued Fight for Institutional Responsiveness and Reform, Discuss the aftermath of disclosure, litigation, and the challenges of dealing with the various institutions

Panelists: Amanda Thomashow, Melody van der Veen, Emily Meinke, and Megan Halecik


Panel 2: Role of the Coach for Young Athletes in Situations of Abuse, Discuss the role of the coach; how coaches permitted or abetted abuse, and how they can better identify the warning signs to protect young athletes

Panelists: Courtney Kiehl, Sarah Powers Barnhard, and Lisa Aguirre


Panel 3: Fixing the USOPC and SafeSport, Discuss the history and effectiveness of SafeSport and how to make the USOPC and NGB’s accountable to child protection

Panelists: Nancy Hogshead Makar, Jeremy Fuchs, Stacy Pendarvis, and Han Xiao


Panel 4: From the Sidelines to the Headlines, How Media Uncovered a Culture of Abuse in Youth Sports, Discuss how the media uncovered the story, the perspective gained through reporting, and what questions are still unanswered

Panelists: Tim Evans, Lauren Green, Will Hobson, Rebecca O’Brien, and Dvora Meyers

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