SAIS x NFL Diwali Event

On Thursday, November 12th, 2020, South Asians in Sports partnered with the NFL APEX to co-host an event in recognition of Diwali and South Asians' contributions to sports.

Over 130 South Asians in sports attended the Zoom event, which featured Sonia Raman, the first-ever Indian-American female NBA coach and assistant coach of the Memphis Grizzlies, Olympian and professional tennis player Rajeev Ram, and WWE professional wrestler and former pitcher for the Pittsburgh Pirates Rinku Singh. The panel was moderated by Iwao Fusillo, SVP and Head of Data and Analytics at the NFL, and Neha Uberoi Khangoora, former professional tennis player and co-founder & CEO of South Asians in Sports (SAIS).

The co-sponsors of the event were SAIS, NBA, MLB, and NFL. The panelists discussed their experiences with an unorthodox career path, being one of the few or only South Asians in their sport, facing racism and personal doubts about being in the industry, using the South Asian identity to their advantage, and how they are leading more South Asians to enter the sports industry.

You can check out the recording of the event here:
Neha Uberoi headshot

Neha Uberoi

Cofounder and CEO, South Asians in Sports

SAIS x NFL Diwali Event