Tom Farrey to Be Keynote Speaker at Second Annual USA Field Hockey Summit

Sept. 14, 2018, 3:15 p.m. (ET)

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - September 14, 2018 - The second annual USA Field Hockey Summit, presented by AstroTurf, will be held at the Lord Baltimore Hotel from March 15-17, 2019 in Baltimore. The 2019 Summit will unite the field hockey community for a weekend of fun, learning, networking and collaboration. This year’s Summit will be extended to include an additional full-day of programming, starting on the morning of Friday, March 15 and ending the afternoon of Sunday, March 17. Registration for this event will be available at sometime next week.

USA Field Hockey is thrilled to announce the keynote speaker for the 2019 Summit, Tom Farrey, Executive Director of the Aspen Institute's Sports and Society Program. Farrey is a pioneering journalist, writer and social entrepreneur whose though leadership has created breakthrough opportunities for stakeholders in the sport, health, media and philanthropy sectors. Farrey has worked as a reporter for The Seattle Times, assisted in the startup of Starware, which later became, has made countless contributions as an ESPN reporter over 21 years and is the author of the influential book, Game On: The All-American Race to Make Champions of Our Children.

The Aspen Institute’s Sports and Society Program, founded by Farrey with the support of the Aspen Institute in 2011, was formed with the mission to convene leaders, facilitate dialogue and inspire solutions that serve the public interests through sport. In 2013, he introduced Project Play as a venue to summon leaders and create resources to build healthy communities through sports, starting with access to quality sport activity for all children, regardless of zip code or ability.

In addition to Farrey’s passion to help sport serve the public interest, he is well connected with the field hockey community. Perhaps his most important achievement is that he is the father of a field hockey playing daughter, who took up the sport as a ninth grader. Farrey’s daughter Anna, played at Lewis Mills High School in Burlington, Conn, where she was the leading scorer and selected to the All-Berkshire League her senior year. The USA Field Hockey Summit provides the perfect opportunity for Farrey to connect and share his work from the Aspen Institute’s Sports and Society Program with the field hockey community.

USA Field Hockey is excited to return to Baltimore and provide attendees with a wonderful weekend of learning and collaboration. All coaches, umpires, sponsors, administrators, club, school and program leaders are encouraged to register for this spectacular event! If you have any questions about attending or exhibiting, please contact Sally Goggin at or Adam Andrasko at