Join the Buffalo Sports & Entertainment Law Society as we get moving this weekend to support the UB Athletics Department. The Make it PossiBULL Campaign is hosting a remote 5K/10K walk/run/bike event on this gorgeous WNY weekend to raise funds to support our student-athletes during this challenging time. The deadline to register is 2:00 PM TOMORROW, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 25TH. Sign up here: https://www.ub-connect.com/s/1703/alumni/index.aspx?sid=1703&pgid=3150&gid=2&cid=6022&ecid=6022&post_id=0
Then, be sure to join us at noon tomorrow for a fascinating discussion, “A Whole New Game: High Level Sports in a Pandemic”, featuring UB Athletic Director Mark Alnutt, Assistant Athletic Director of Sports Medicine Dr. Brian Bratta and Dr. Les Bisson, team physician for the Bulls, Bills and Sabres. What are the issues as elite athletes return to play? How do team physicians and administrators navigate the challenges of COVID? We will explore these and other questions with our esteemed panelists. Register here to join this Sports Law Round Table discussion: https://www.ub-connect.com/s/1703/alumni/index.aspx?sid=1703&gid=2&pgid=3173&content_id=3273
Helen A. “Nellie” Drew is an expert in sports law, including professional and amateur sports issues ranging from NCAA compliance and Title IX matters to facility construction, discipline of professional athletes, collective bargaining and franchise issues. Drew formerly served as an officer and in-house counsel to the Buffalo Sabres of the National Hockey League, after previously working as outside counsel to the Sabres and the NHL. Among her more interesting experiences were assisting former USSR superstar Alexander Mogilny in obtaining asylum status in the U.S. and working on multiple NHL expansions, including San Jose, Ottawa, Florida and Tampa Bay.
Drew teaches a variety of courses that incorporate topics such as drug testing in professional sports and professional player contract negotiation and arbitration. She is especially interested in the evolving research and litigation concerning concussions in both amateur and professional sports.