The Return of Sports at Scotch Plains Public Library (Online)

The Covid-19 pandemic brought a complete standstill to pro, college, and amateur sports around the world for roughly two months. Many leagues are now making tentative steps toward resuming competition, but sports are still like never before for both athletes and fans, with more historic changes yet to come.

On Monday, June 15 at 7.:.00 pm, Eric Fisher, US Editor for SportBusiness and a Scotch Plains resident, will discuss the steps happening to bring sports back both in the US and abroad. Eric has been a sports business journalist since 1997. Before joining SportBusiness, a global news and data service covering the sports industry, last year, he worked for Sports Business Journal and The Washington Times.

Advanced registration at is required for this online program.  Registered participants will receive a Zoom link via email a day or two in advance.

Contact Information
  1. Adult Services Department
  2. 908-322-5007 x 204
Mon, June 15
7:00 pm — 8:00 pm
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The Covid-19 pandemic brought a complete standstill to pro, college, and amateur sports around the world for roughly two months. Many leagues are now making tentative steps toward resuming competition, but sports are still like never before for both athletes and fans, with more historic changes yet to come.

On Monday, June 15 at 7.:.00 pm, Eric Fisher, US Editor for SportBusiness and a Scotch ...

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