In 2017, Beyond Sport United, supported by the major US leagues – MLB, MLS, NBA, NFL, NHL, and the WNBA - will draw together sports teams, leagues and brands with global development organizations, grassroot practitioners, social movement and campaigning entities, and international sports governing bodies to explore where sport’s role is in the current socio-political landscape. From campaigning, to lobbying, to taking action on the ground, what can sports teams, leagues, and their partners do to make a difference in the social issues they care about? Is their role in movements to take part, to lead, to create or to remain neutral? And what are the benefits and consequences to their organizational objectives as a whole?
This year’s Beyond Sport United will be bigger and more robust than ever before, taking place over two days in New York City, July 25-26, which will include community-driven content, thought-leadership discussion, and an inspiring evening celebrating the Beyond Sport Global Awards, which highlight and support the world’s most impactful and innovative projects using sport as a tool for social change.