presented by Cleveland Cavaliers

Embrace Differences

Inspiration Station presented by Cleveland Cavaliers will host keynote speakers, live performances, film screenings and more; each intended to celebrate our uniqueness while simultaneously reinforcing the idea that we are all more alike than different. 

Inspiration Station location: Auditorium 


Friday February 18, 2022

11:15AM - 12:30 PM

Saving Our Daughters - Cleveland Connection presented by The MetroHealth System and Cleveland Cavaliers (private session) *This portion of the Summit is by invitation only. 

The MetroHealth System, Cleveland Cavaliers and Greater Cleveland Sports Commission are excited to welcome artist/singer/film director Keke Palmer to share her story of triumph over mental health and self-esteem challenges. Ms. Palmer will inspire youth from the Saving Our Daughters program to make good choices, honor their bodies, and stay positive! The presentation will be moderated by WZAK’s Kenya Brown. Youth mental health specialists Dr. Lisa Ramirez of The MetroHealth System and Jessica Vazquez of Right Direction Behavior Health Services will be on stage to support the conversation with professional direction and guidance. This event is the culmination of the Saving Our Daughters Cleveland Connection program.

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Black Sports Professionals Panel 

2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Conversations for Change (private session) *This portion of the Summit is by invitation only.

4:45 PM - 6:00 PM

Cleveland's History of Sport & Social Justice

Saturday February 19, 2022

10:15 AM - 12:30 PM

Rising Phoenix Film Screening & Talk-Back with Tatyana McFadden 

Elite athletes and insiders reflect on the Paralympic Games and examine how they impact a global understanding of disability, diversity and excellence. After the film, join Tatyana McFadden, a US Paralympic wheelchair racer, to discuss the film, sport for all, and her extraordinary life! 

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Power of Sport Performing Arts Competition presented  by Union Home Mortgage 
In 2000 Nelson Mandela said, “Sport has the power to change the world. It has the power to inspire. It has the power to unite people in a way that little else does. It speaks to youth in a language they understand. Sport can create hope where once there was only despair.” Join us for a live performance competition featuring local poets and musicians who’ve created original works on how the power of sport has changed their world. Winners will be announced live and cash prizes will be awarded. For more information on how to participate, visit

Sunday February 20, 2022

12:15 PM - 2:15 PM

Women of Troy Film Screening & Talk-Back with Cheryl Miller 
An HBO Sports documentary, Women of Troy explores the transcendent career of the Cheryl Miller-led USC Trojans and their impact on women’s basketball. Join us after the film to speak to the legend herself - NCAA champion, Olympic gold medalist, and Naismith Basketball Hall of Famer, Cheryl Miller! Miller was not only one of the most charismatic and talented players of her time, but she and her teammates paved the way for the future of women’s basketball and the WNBA. 

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Own It: Tips to Own Your Financial Future and Become a Homeowner with Rocket Mortgage 
As America’s largest mortgage lender, nobody understands the value of a stable and secure home better than Rocket Mortgage. That’s why we’re committed to bridging the racial homeownership gap and expanding opportunities for homeownership in our home communities of Detroit, Cleveland, and across the country. From connecting families to the right resources at the right time with programs like Detroit Home Loan+ to helping nearly 1,500 renters become homeowners through Make it Home, Rocket Mortgage makes a complex and often overwhelming process simple and equitable.

As part of our continued focus on bridging the racial homeownership gap, we are excited to host a special panel at the Power of Sport Summit in Cleveland during NBA All-Star Weekend. In this panel, we’ll invite experts to discuss the racial homeownership gap and the underlying factors that contribute to it. The panel will also discuss strategies for providing underserved and underbanked populations with the resources, tools, and training they need to become homeowners. Finally, the panel will discuss how home ownership acts as a powerful tool for growing and building wealth, as well as transferring wealth between generations.

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM 

Title IX: 50 Years of Progress 

Join us to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Title IX, a law that prohibits sex discrimination in any educational program or activity that receives federal funding. Well-known for its impact on women’s sports, the introduction of Title IX ushered in a new generation of female athletes and began the movement toward gender equality in sport. Experts from the Women’s Sports Foundation, WNBA and NCAA will join us to discuss the past, present and future of women’s sports after 50 years of Title IX.