ESPN Journalist Tom Farrey To Emcee Sports-Ethics Award Dinner May 1

Wed Apr 17, 2013 5:42pm EDT

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ESPN Journalist Tom Farrey To Emcee Sports-Ethics Award Dinner May 1

Honorees are Jim Thompson and Positive Coaching Alliance.

Emmy Award-winning sports journalist Tom Farrey will be the master of ceremonies at a May 1 event honoring the Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA) and its founder and CEO, Jim Thompson. The occasion is Santa Clara University's Institute of Sports Law and Ethics (ISLE) presentation of its inaugural ETHOS award for contributions to the ethics of sports.

The event is sold out, but open to interested media. Thompson will discuss the need for institutions such as school or youth sports organizations, to establish and uphold ethical standards, rather than relying on individual coaches or athletes to do so.

Farrey is an ESPN reporter and director of the Aspen Institute's Sports & Society Program, which convenes leaders and speakers on topics such as Title IX, youth football safety and amateurism. He is the author of Game On: The All-American Race to Make Champions of Our Children.

More information about the event is at:

About the Institute of Sports Law and Ethics

The Institute of Sports Law and Ethics was founded by the Santa Clara University School of Law, SCU Athletic Department, and the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics. Its 25-member board includes distinguished athletes and sports executives. The institute's signature event is an annual Symposium on Sports Law and Ethics in September, covering subjects such as concussions, steroids, amateurism, and the commercial use of athletes' images. In 2012 ISLE added a community outreach component, established the ETHOS Award, and created a task force to study amateurism. For more information see

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