Finding ways to comment as a team regarding issues that might be considered motivated by a political stance can be tricky. In the wake of the Massacres in El Paso and Dayton the role of your team as a community leader is amplified. Fans may look to you for safety and comfort. This can add to the pressure of making not just a statement, but the right one.
This post from the Houston Dynamo soccer team jumped out at me as being spot on. Poignant and simple, non-political, doesn’t take sides on guns, not a call back to violence. A message that could be shared on any day, but seemed in response to the shooting without summoning all the discomfort of replaying it.
Beautifully played Houston.
Game operations and entertainment in sports is growing, lively and diverse world. We are pulling together to talk about all aspects of event production and entertainment, and to get better along the way. Join us to connect, grow and advance. Memberships include a weekly Huddle Zoom Call with industry leaders and network members. September guests are Heather Wojciechowski-DeCaire from the Milwaukee Admirals, Barry Anderson from Chicago Mascots and Kari Norvell from the Austin Gilgronis. Conversations will focus on virtual takeaways from the pandemic season of 2020, performer-first costuming to empower your performer and creating custom music in an era that is increasing difficult to navigate music rights and clearances. Free One Month Trial is available now on Gameops.com PLUS.