June 18, 2020 7:00pm — June 18, 2020 8:30pm


Join the Philip Merrill College of Journalism as we celebrate George Solomon’s impact as the founding director of the Shirley Povich Center for Sports Journalism and wish him well as he retires at the end of June.

Due to ongoing concerns around the COVID-19 pandemic, this event will be held online using the Zoom conferencing service. The virtual celebration will include a mix of live and prerecorded remarks, followed by the opportunity for attendees to toast George live, sharing their favorite memory or story. We hope you will take advantage of this opportunity to personally celebrate George as he retires.

George Solomon commemorative bobbleheads are still available for purchase for $25 and will be shipped to purchasers later this summer.

The original April 1 event was intended to be a fundraiser for the newly created George Solomon Endowed Chair in Sports Journalism, which will honor George’s legacy and help ensure the long-term success of the Povich Center. Contributions are tax-deductible and may be made while registering or by visiting go.umd.edu/SolomonChair.

This event is free, but space is limited and registration is required. Registration closes June 17 at 5 p.m. ET