Support From Iconic Personalities
From Sports, Entertainment and Business
Chair-Tennis | 9 time Grand Slam Champion | Tennis
Chair-Figure Skating | 2 time Olympic medalist | Figure Skating
Advisory Board Member | 18 time Grand Slam Champion | Tennis
Chair-Gymnastics | 7 time Olympic medalist | Gymnastics
JACKIE JOYNER KERSEE
Advisory Board Member | 6 time Olympic medalist | Track & Field
Advisory Board Member | Internationally renowned tennis coach | motivational speaker
Donna de Varona (Olympic Gold Medalist; swimming): Consultant and Chair, Advisory Board
Tenley Albright (Olympic Gold Medalist, Figure Skating): Advisory Board member
Doug Beal (Former CEO, USA Volleyball; 3 time USA Olympic coach): Advisory Board member
Christine Brennan (USA Today Columnist; CNN/ESPN contributor): Advisory Board member
Nancy Carpenter (EVP – TJX Companies): Advisory Board member
Nadia Comaneci (nine time Olympic Gold Medalist; gymnastics): Advisory Board member
Bart Conner (two time Olympic Gold Medalist; gymnastics): Advisory Board member
Kathy Francis (Consultant, Chair and President, WISE): Advisory Board member
Stephanie Harvey (five time World Champion gamer; Counter-Strike): Chair, eSports
Kerri-Anne Kennerley (Australia’s First Lady of Television; Award winning performer): Advisory Board member
Ilana Kloss (CEO, World Team Tennis): Advisory Board member
David Machlica (Managing Partner, Sports Media Investors): Advisory Board member
Marti Malloy (Olympic medalist; judo): Advisory Board member
Digit Murphy (Women’s Sports Entrepeneur; Coach of Chinese National Team): Advisory Board member
Scott O’Neil (CEO, Philadelphia 76ers, New Jersey Devils & Prudential Center): Advisory Board member
Michele Sicard (International banking executive): Advisory Board member
Jennie Silverstein (International television producer): Advisory Board member
Frank Smith (Business Executive and Sports Official): Advisory Board member
Kelli Stack (two time Olympic medalist; ice hockey): Chair, Hockey
Before the proliferation of cable television and the internet, I had the privilege of working with the likes of Janet Evans,Jackie Joyner Kersee, Barbara Fontana, Shannon Miller, Nancy Kerrigan and others who are among the most decorated female athletes in history. So in 2001 when I was contacted about starting a 24/7 television network devoted to women’s sports, I was intrigued.
However, the time was not right for me or the network and it never came to fruition. Frankly, I think it was an idea ahead of its time. However, when I was watching the Olympic Games from Rio in 2016, it struck me that the time was right. Maybe not for a 24/7 network, but certainly for a standalone, all women’s sporting competition and entertainment festival showcasing the best in women’s performance.
And out of that moment came the outline for what is now the Aurora Games…a week long celebration of women in sports supported by a festival of entertainment, culture and education.
Throughout my career I have tried to create new and interesting projects that provide opportunities for athletes, sponsors and fans. None have been as grand as what I envision for the Aurora Games but I think it can be a breakthrough event. I hope you will join me in bringing this vision to life by participating on one of the many platforms we are developing. The time is right.
Creator and Executive Producer, The Aurora Games