Visitors to Betting on Sports America will be able to meet with sporting royalty this week and take home a memento of their encounter.
After speaking about their views on sports tech investment with SeventySix Capital, Philadelphia Eagles legend Brian Westbrook and Philadelphia Phillies Ryan Howard will take time out to sign memorabilia and chat to fans about their sporting achievements.
From 12:45pm, Westbrook will be situated at the Golden Race Bar on the show floor, providing the numerous gridiron fans at the conference to meet the former NFL star.
Westbrook, a Walter Payton Award winner, was drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles in 2002 and went on to become a 2-time Pro Bowler. Over the span of his nine-year NFL career, he reached over 6,000 rushing yards and nearly 4,000 receiving yards. In 2015 and 2018 respectively, he was inducted into the Philadelphia Eagles Hall of Fame and the Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame.
At the same time Howard will be based at the OPTIMA Coffee Bar, where MLB fans will be able to catch some time with the renowned big hitter.
Howard was the Major League Baseball 2005 Rookie of the Year, the 2006 National League MVP, a 2008 World Series Champion with the Philadelphia Phillies, and the fastest player to reach both the 100 & 200 home run milestones in Major League Baseball history. He is recognized as one of the all-time great home run hitters and is known as a great teammate, friend and mentor by his peers, both on the field and in business.
NFL fans will have a further opportunity to meet another legend on the second day of the conference – Thursday 25 April – when NFL Hall of Famer Morten Andersen will be at the event and meeting delegates at the Better Collective stand number 621.
Andersen’s illustrious career in the NFL saw him become the all-time leader for games played and points scored in NFL history, as well as being the all-time leading scorer for both the New Orleans Saints – where he spent 13 seasons – and the Atlanta Falcons, for whom he spent a combined eight seasons.
SBC Founder & CEO Rasmus Sojmark commented: “It’s fantastic that we can bring these three US sporting heroes to Betting on Sports America and even better that delegates will have the chance of meeting these athletes who have been so successful and inspiring in the worlds of football and baseball.”
Betting on Sports America, held 23-25 April in New Jersey, is the largest dedicated sports betting conference & exhibition in the US. The conference boasts 175 leading industry speakers across 40 sessions, with 60 exhibitors displaying their latest products on the 61,000 sq ft exhibition floor at the Meadowlands Exposition Center. Delegates will be treated to world class hospitality with plenty of business and networking opportunities in New Jersey (Meadowlands Racetrack) and New York (40/40 Club and Sky Room Rooftop Bar). For more information about the event, please visit the Betting on Sports America website