Kempf to speak at U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation event

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – NPF Commissioner Cheri Kempf will join a powerful lineup slated for the second annual Sports Forward Summit, hosted by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, which is set to take place Sept. 17 in Washington D.C.

The summit is designed to explore the future of women in sports and features a who’s who of speakers, including athletes, business leaders, and industry experts. The speakers will address societal attitudes surrounding women in sports and discuss ideas and solutions to boost participation, access and fan engagement at women’s sporting events.

“It’s a privilege to be part of this special event, and extremely important to take advantage of opportunities that create awareness around the women’s sports environment,” Kempf said. “The volume level of conversations surrounding issues of empowering girls and women has increased greatly over the past 18 months, and I am grateful for the chance to contribute through the Sports Forward Summit.”

Earlier this year, Kempf joined the launch of the SheIS movement, an initiative designed to band women’s sports leagues together to raise awareness and consciousness of women’s sports at a national level. In addition to involvement in the Sports Forward event, the SheIS coalition hosted its own launch in New York and had a recognized presence at special events such as the WNBA All-Star Game, NPF Championship Series, U.S. Open, and the upcoming NWSL Championship.

About National Pro Fastpitch (NPF)

National Pro Fastpitch (NPF), an Official Development Partner of Major League Baseball since 2004, provides elite female athletes with an opportunity to pursue a professional career in fastpitch softball beyond their collegiate and amateur success.  The NPF affiliate teams consist of the Aussie Spirit, Beijing Shougang Eagles, Chicago Bandits, Cleveland Comets, and USSSA Florida Pride for the 2018 season. National Pro Fastpitch players hail from the United States, Australia, Canada and China among which are the most accomplished and talented athletes in the sport of women’s softball.

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