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Dear Coach Staley: 


I hope this message finds you well. I know this request is a long shot, but I have faith that it has found you directly. 

We would like to invite you to give the opening remarks at the Outside The Locker Room (OTL) virtual conference, taking place September 18-19, 2024.  We are thankful to our growing number of Confirmed Panelists. You would join Ms. Lucille O'Neal, mother of Shaquille O'Neal, Linda Shanklin, President of the Mother’s of Professional Basketball Players, and Chris Johnson, President of the Football Players Mother’s Association, as well as members of the Kevin Love Fund, and other youth sports industry leaders, who are also participating. The Shaquille O'Neal Foundation is also sponsoring lunch during our Parent's Chat.   

We have two time slots for a keynote address: 

A) Wednesday, September 18th | Time: 9:00 AM – 9:15 AM EST | Platform: Zoom
B) Thursday, September 19th | Time: 9:00 AM – 9:15 AM EST | Platform: Zoom

We would ask your remarks focus on a message to sports parents, similar to your recent interviews. Our goal is to be a change agent for parents of student-athletes and this event is the first of its kind. Undoubtedly, having you a part of the conference would not only increase our participation, but I believe parents will take heed to your words, as well as the student athletes who will be in attendance. 

Thank you for your consideration of this invitation that would make all the difference in the world and I look forward to hearing from you.  More information can be found below. 

If you have any questions, or would like to discuss further, please do not hesitate to contact me at (301) 404-7231 or via email (

Kind Regards, 
Simone Joye, CEO

S Joye & Associates 
5422 Ebenezer Road, Unit 444
White Marsh, MD 21162
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About OTL

Outside the Locker Room (OTL) is a virtual conference tailored to support parents of student athletes. Over two days, via Zoom, participants will engage in discussions and gain knowledge from the experiences of other sports parents, coaches, student athletes, and leaders in the sports industry. The event was inspired by Simone Joye's insightful book "The Parent's Section: Outside The Locker Room" and her ten-year journey helping her son, Chad Venning, from the grassroots level to the A10 conference and playing in graduate school at Boston College beginning in the fall.

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Leah Wilcox, NBA Commissioner’s Office Liaison

Office:  +1 212-407-8435

Mobile:  +1 914-536-7000

Fax:  +1 201-590-3340

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