Over 50 teams and leagues from the U.S. and around the world are confirmed to attend Beyond Sport United events across next week in New York.
Beyond Sport United, supported by the major US leagues - MLB, MLS, NFL, NHL, NBA & WNBA - will convene thought-leaders and inspirational individuals to discuss the role of sport in social movements, advocacy and activism. Over the two days, delegates will have the opportunity to take part in programming led by global leaders in sport for change at Community in Action; attend the inspirational Beyond Sport Global Awards at the stunning One World Observatory, and take part in discussions and workshops at Beyond Sport United in Brooklyn.
Events will be attended by over 50 teams, leagues and federations from around the world, including Everton FC, Golden State Warriors, NYC FC, Montreal Canadiens, Cricket Australia, Kansas City Royals,Indianapolis Colts, MLSE, and the IOC.
Also joining the discussion will be corporate organizations, NGOs, brands and government, including: Chevron, Unilever, ESPN, Dow Jones, National Fitness Foundation, Women Win, Equinox, WWE, SMG Insight, WBC, Discovery Education, UNICEF and many more.
This year’s events are closely aligned to the UN Global Goals for Sustainable Development, a set of 17 goals that are a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity. As the global leader in sport for social change, Beyond Sport recognizes the importance of promoting and achieving the Global Goals - and the role sport can play in this process. Beyond Sport are also calling on all attendees to actively take a stance by aligning with at least one of the Sustainable Development Goals during the days of the event.
Courageous Use of Sport Award Shortlist Announced
This year’s Beyond Sport Global Awards will celebrate individual bravery in the face of adversity through the ‘Courageous Use of Sport Award’, in partnership with the WWE.
Joining the 11 shortlisted categories, this year’s shortlist have used sport as the platform to tackle complex social issues in areas of conflict.
The four shortlisted individuals - Hajar Abulfazil (Afghanistan women's Football National Player; Youth Ambassador, United Nations) Mark Kabban (Founder, YALLA), Matt DeMateo (CEO, New Life Centres of Chicagoland) and Manoel Silva (COO, love.futbol) - have courageously challenged the status-quo to make a positive difference in communities around the world.
The announcement was made with just one week to go until Beyond Sport United takes place across New York on July 26/27, with the winner due to be revealed at the Beyond Sport Global Awards on July 26 at the One World Observatory.
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