Beyond Sport is delighted to announce the Official Shortlist for the Beyond Sport Awards 2014, supported by Comic Relief.
The Shortlist, selected from over 350 entries and spanning more than 70 countries across the globe, represents the standout work being done to celebrate the use of sport for positive social change.
The 33 nominated initiatives will be invited to the Beyond Sport Summit 2014, where the winners will be announced.
Taking place in Johannesburg from 28 to 30 October, the Summit will bring together the world of sport, business, government and community development, to focus on how sport can unlock the power and creativity of young people across the world.
The Beyond Sport Awards promote, support and reward the best projects across the globe that are using sport for positive social change. Since 2009, Beyond Sport has awarded over 150 projects for their innovations and impact through sport.
The Shortlisted entries from each category will have opportunities for business mentoring, becoming members of an influential group of social entrepreneurs in the sporting sphere.
This year Beyond Sport is excited to announce that Comic Relief will be the official Awards Partner. The three year relationship between Beyond Sport and the largest sport for change funder in the UK will ensure funding for the community award winners and a partnership with the most prestigious grant-maker in the UK.
Beyond Sport's Global Partners are Barclays, TIME and UNICEF. For more information and to book your place at the Beyond Sport Summit 2014, visit www.beyondsport.org/
The Shortlist is as follows:
Beyond Sport Community Awards
Best New Project
Dance4Change - The Change Foundation (UK)
eHoops – Sport Changes Life (Ireland)
Kick out Corruption – L.A.C.E.S (Liberia)
Promoting LifeSkills in Aboriginal Youth – The PLAY Sport for Development Project - MLSE Foundation and Right To Play Canada (Canada)
Sport for Social Inclusion Award, Supported by Barclays
Beyond the Norm: Girls Sport Project - KMG-Ethiopia (Ethiopia)
Darfur United Soccer Academy - i-ACT (Chad)
Dadaprenuers - Box Girls Kenya (Kenya)
UNICEF Sport for Education Award
Ocean Academy - Caye Caulker Ocean Academy (Belize)
Magic Bus - Magic Bus (India)
New Heights - New Heights Youth, Inc. (USA)
Sport for Conflict Resolution Award
Crossborder Peace Building Through Sports – Tegla Loroupe Peace Foundation (Kenya)
Maré Unida - Luta pela Paz (Fight for Peace) (Brazil)
Move This World - Move This World Inc. (USA)
Sport4Youth and Peace - Sport Sans Frontières (Kosovo)
Sport for Health Award
‘Kau Mai Tonga – Netipolo!’- C’mon Tonga, Let’s Play Netball! (KMT) - Australian Sports Commission (ASC) (Tonga)
Girls Empowerment Project - Fields of Dreams Uganda (Uganda)
Khayelitsha Outreach Division (Ubuntu & Ibhongolwethu groups) - Zip Zap Circus School (South Africa)
Sport for the Environment Award
Coaching For Conservation - Botswana Predator Conservation Trust (South Africa)
Eagles Go Green Initiative - Philadelphia Eagles (USA)
Waste Management Phoenix Open - The Thunderbirds & Waste Management (USA)
Corporate and Federation Awards
Sport Team of the Year
Boston Red Sox (USA)
Charlton Athletic Community Trust (UK)
San Francisco Giants (USA)
Tottenham Hotspur Foundation (UK)
Fulham Football Club Foundation (UK)
Orlando Magic (USA)
Sport Federation or Governing Body of the Year
Hockey Association of Malawi (Malawi)
Euroleague Properties S.A. (Pan-Europe)
International Table Tennis Federation (Switzerland)
Premiership Rugby (UK)
Corporate of The Year
3 Sisters Adventure Trekking Ltd (Nepal)
Standard Chartered Bank (UK)
Chevrolet (Coaches Across Continents) (Global)
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Email: Annemarie[email protected]
Notes for Editors:
Beyond Sport is a global organisation that promotes, develops and funds the use of sport to create positive social change across the world.
Beyond Sport Awards
The Beyond Sport Awards programme provides support worth $3 million annually to projects across the world that use sport to address issues within their communities.
Beyond Sport Summit
The Beyond Sport Summit is an annual event that brings together the best sport-led social innovators with influential, global leaders to address sport's role in driving positive social change. The Beyond Sport Summit 2013 was held in Philadelphia, September 8th to 11th 2013.
Visit www.beyondsport.org for more information.