President Donald Trump will hold a conference call with sport leaders on Wednesday as part of his “Reopen America” Committee, Shams Charania de The Athletic reports.
At a press conference on Tuesday morning, Trump announced the following sport leaders would be part of the committee, which includes nearly 200 business leaders from a wide range of industries:
• Adam Silver, NBA Commissioner
• MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred
• NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman
• Roger Goodell, Commissioner of the NFL
• UFC president Dana White
• PGA Tour curator Jay Monahan
• Michael Whan, Commissioner of the LPGA
• Patrick Galbraith, president of the USTA
• Don Garber, Commissioner of MLS
• Vince McMahon, President of WWE
• NASCAR Vice President Lesa Kennedy
• Robert Kraft, owner of the New England Patriots
• Jerry Jones, owner of the Dallas Cowboys
• Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban
“We want to recover our sports in such a big way,” said Trump. “We have to resume our sports. I’m tired of watching 14-year-old baseball games. But I didn’t really have too much time to watch. I might say I watch a drummer and go back to work. “
Trump also held a conference call with sports leaders on April 4, where he thanked them for their role in fighting the new coronavirus in their communities, according to assistant press secretary Judd Deere.
The NBA closed its season on March 11 and the majority of sports followed suit in the days that followed. There were 553,822 positive cases of COVID-19 in the United States on Tuesday, with 21,972 deaths, according to the World Health Organization.