Sport Symposium Explores Relationship Between a Community and Its Teams

An inaugural sport symposium at Fontbonne University in St. Louis will ask and answer the questions: What does a sports team owe its local community? And in return, what does a local community owe its sports team?

​What does a sports team owe its local community? And in return, what does a local community owe its sports team? Fontbonne University’s sports management program will ask and answer these questions at its inaugural Sport Symposium, Thursday, April 21.

The symposium will take place from 5-9 p.m. at the Highlands Golf and Tennis Center in Forest Park. The event, which is free and open to the public, will feature free food and live music, as well as a panel of experts from a variety of both professional and collegiate sports organizations.

Panelists include Randy Girsch, director of community relations, St. Louis Blues; Geoff Goldman, director of media relations, Fox Sports Midwest; Jeremy Alumbaugh, general manager, St. Louis Football Club; Doug Elgin, commissioner, Missouri Valley Conference; and Angie Morenz, commissioner, St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.

The panel will be moderated by Terry Crouppen, partner at St. Louis law firm Brown & Crouppen. Crouppen is known for the ad his firm purchased during the 2016 Super Bowl taking St. Louis (now Los Angeles) Rams owner Stan Kroenke to task for leaving the city.

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Fontbonne University is a Catholic coeducational institution of higher education offering liberal arts and professional programs, as well as evening and online formats for busy adults. Fontbonne was founded in 1923 and is sponsored by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet. For more information, visit


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