COVID-19 Update: The 2020 Planning Committee has made the decision to postpone the Play Illinois Summit due to the developing and ongoing situation with COVID-19. A new date will be announced once further discussions take place. Please check the website for more details.
Play Illinois: A Sports and Public Health Summit is a one-day event that will convene sports-based youth development practitioners from across Illinois for workshops, networking, and discussions. Sports and play have become the social fabric of communities across Illinois, there is no better time than now to bring attention to the way they also address public health disparities. Focusing on Girls and Sports, Inclusive Programming, Sports for Emotional and Mental Health and Sports and Community Health are the pillars that will launch this effort as we look at the innovative ways they are part of public health.
Visit the website often for updated information.
Event Co-Chairs: Illinois Department of Public Health and Laureus USA
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: HRSA
Beyond the Ball
Girls in the Game
Sport for a Stronger Chicago
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign: Department of Recreation, Sport & Tourism
Illinois State University Conference Services is handling registration for the 2020 Play Illinois: A Sports and Public Health Summit. Any questions or concerns regarding Summit registration can be directed to Megan.
ISU Conference Services