Inside the Ropes – July 2020

Inside the Ropes

At ISM we hope everyone is enjoying Summer and ready for a fantastic Independence Day weekend! In this edition of Inside the Ropes we showcase some of the most amazing competitors in the U.S. from the past who helped pave the way for the success of today’s Black athletes while setting amazing records along the way. We also check in on the Open Championship (even though it’s postponed until July 2021) and explore some fun sports moments that took place on July 4th over the years!

We hope you have a great time and safely enjoy this 4th of July with family and friends. See you soon!

H. Edward Jessie
Executive Vice President


Diversity Breaks Records

It’s a fact that without countless persevering Black athletes, many sports would not be what they are today. Jackie Robinson, Althea Gibson, Charlie Sifford – these are a mere few that have stood up against injustice and won. Read about these and other athletes who changed the game (and the world) in the article below!

Athletes who changed the game!


The British Open Will Return

As the oldest Major in golf, the Open Championship has faced a fair share of historic turmoil. Read more about the incredible history of the British Open here!

Read about the Open Championship history!>


Great Sports Moments on the Fourth!

The Fourth of July has historically been a time of gathering, fireworks, great food, and sports – check out some of the greatest events in sporting history that have happened during the Fourth of July in this article!

Incredible Fourth Moments!


Upcoming Events

We have some great promotional discounts for events next year and beyond!! Check out the calendar below and let us know which events you are most excited to attend by clicking here!


Date Title Location  
22nd March 2023 - 26th March 2023 2023 World Golf Championship – Dell Match Play Austin Details
23rd March 2023 - 25th March 2023 2023 Men’s Collegiate Basketball West Regional Las Vegas Details
23rd March 2023 - 25th March 2023 2023 Men’s Collegiate Basketball East Regional New York Details
24th March 2023 - 26th March 2023 2023 Men’s Collegiate Basketball Midwest Regional Kansas City Details
24th March 2023 - 25th March 2023 2023 Men’s Collegiate Basketball South Regional Louisville Details
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