Beyond Sport Awards 2010 Shortlist Revealed

Beyond Sport Awards 2010 Shortlist Revealed

Beyond Sport, the global organisation that promotes, develops and funds the use of sport to drive positive social change across the world, is delighted to unveil the Shortlist for the Beyond Sport Awards 2010.

By reaching this stage of the judging process, each project will receive an invitation to attend the second annual Beyond Sport Summit, taking place between September 29-30 in Chicago.

Thanks to the unique support and goodwill of Beyond Sport’s Global Airline Partner United Airlines, representatives from these projects will be flown from all over world to attend the prestigious Summit in Chicago.

With four months to go until the 2010 event, the Summit already boasts an impressive line-up of speakers including HRH Prince Faisal Al Hussein of Jordan; Rita LeBlanc, owner of NFL SuperBowl champions the New Orleans Saints; Jérôme Valcke, FIFA Secretary General; and two-time Women's World Cup winner and former US soccer captain Julie Foudy. Further speaker announcements will be made in the coming weeks.

Throughout the Summit, the shortlisted projects will have the opportunity to interact with Beyond Sport's extensive network of corporate business, government, philanthropy, international aid organisations and sporting federations, all with the ability to significantly impact the reach and capabilities of the sport and development movement.

The Awards winners, to be selected by the panel of Beyond Sport Ambassadors, will be announced on the final two days of the Summit. The successful projects in the six Beyond Sport Community Awards categories will receive $15,000 each and a substantial package of business support to help them grow and become sustainable in the future.

These shortlisted projects were chosen from over 350 entries from more than 115 countries that submitted applications to this year’s Awards.

BEYOND SPORT AWARDS 2010 OFFICIAL SHORTLIST

Best New Project

• Social Inclusion Programme: Knocking Down Barriers through Sport & Leisure
Parent Organisation: Sport 4 Socialisation
Zimbabwe

• Reclaim Childhood Summer Leadership and Sports Camps
Parent Organisation: Reclaim Childhood
Jordan

• Football for Reconciliation
Parent Organisation: Play31
Sierra Leone

• Step It Up Campaign
Parent Organisation: Global Youth Leadership Institute, Inc
United States

• Sure Start
Parent Organisation: MIFUMI
Uganda

Sport for Social Inclusion Award supported by Barclays Spaces for Sports

• Street Soccer USA
Parent Organisation: HELP USA
United States

• Figure Skating in Harlem After School Ice Skating and Education Program
Parent Organisation: Figure Skating in Harlem
United States

• Hope Academy National Project
Parent Organisation: Ambassadors In Sport
South Africa

• Empowering Women of Nepal
Parent Organisation: 3 Sisters Adventure Trekking (3 Sisters)and Empowering Women of Nepal
Nepal

• Fútbol Con Corazón
Parent Organisation: Fundación Fútbol Con Corazón
Colombia

UNICEF Sport for Education Award

• America SCORES
Parent Organisation: America SCORES
United States

• Greenhouse
Parent Organisation: Greenhouse Schools Project
United Kingdom

• The Township Baseball Academy
Parent Organisation: The Township Baseball Academy
South Africa

Sport for Conflict Resolution Award

• PeacePlayers International – Cyprus
Parent Organisation: PeacePlayers International
Cyprus

• Kicking For Peace
Parent Organisation: Western Cape Network for Community Peace and Development
South Africa

• War Game No More
Parent Organisation: Caritas
Democratic Republic of Congo

Sport for Health Award

• GoGirlGo!
Parent Organisation: Women's Sports Foundation
United States

• Extra Time Programme
Parent Organisation: Football Foundation
United Kingdom

• Kick4Life: Curriculum
Parent Organisation: Kick4Life
Lesotho

Sport for the Environment Award

• Clean Air Champions
Parent Organisation: Clean Air Champions
Canada

• SSET
Parent Organisation: AISTS
Switzerland

• Project Greenhands
Parent Organisation: Isha Outreach
India

Sport Team of the Year

• Manchester United – Something to Chew on
United Kingdom

• Philadelphia Eagles – Eagles Youth Partnership
United States

• Hapoel Tel Aviv – Mifalot
Israel

Sport Federation or Governing Body of the Year

• Namibia Football Association – Galz and Goals
Namibia

• Australian Football League – Multicultural Program
Australia

• NBA – NBA Cares
United States

Corporation of the Year

• Standard Chartered – Goal
India, United Kingdom, Nigeria

• National Grid – Official Partner to the Great Britain Special Olympics
United Kingdom

• Capital One – Sports Project
United Kingdom

Judges’ Awards

Most Courageous Use of Sport Award Nominees:

• Project Play
Parent Organisation: Beyond The Ball
United States

• War Game No More
Parent Organisation: Caritas
Democratic Republic of Congo

• Restoring Our Children’s Hope
Parent Organisation: Right To Play
Liberia

Additional Judges’ Awards in the following categories will be announced in the lead-up to the Beyond Sport Summit:

• Humanitarian in Sport Award supported by United Airlines
• Beyond Sport Leadership Award

Beyond Sport is partnered with Barclays Spaces for Sports, TIME International, UNICEF and United Airlines.

For further information visit www.beyondsport.org or contact

Drew Barrand
Head of Media & Communications
Beyond Sport
Tel: +44 (0)20 3355 8133
Cell: +44 (0)777 624 2904
Email: drew@beyondsport.org

View all press releases