Amid some of the toughest competition and most innovative sport for development initiatives to date, Beyond Sport announced its annual Beyond Sport Global Award winners on September 12, 2019 at SAP's Next-Gen Lab at Hudson Yards.
“The Beyond Sport Global Awards are a wonderful insight into how sport can dramatically impact communities and individuals in such a positive way,” said Nick Keller, Founder and President, Beyond Sport. “When you step back and recognize that this work is often being done on the fringes of society, our winners, and indeed the entire shortlist, are showing that sport has a significant role to play in solving the world's greatest challenges. The grants and platform will hopefully help drive these organisations on and ensure that as a collective sport contributes in a significant way to the SDGs. Congratulations to our winners and shortlist and we are extremely grateful for the support from our judges, partners and presenters.”
Learn more about the 29 organizations using 40+ sports in 37 countries across six continents to make the world a better place for all. Specially selected from hundreds of entrants, this group convened in New York City September 11-13 where we celebrated the amazing work they are doing around the world to leverage sport to help achieve the UN Global Goals!
Over the past decade, the Beyond Sport Global Awards have supported, celebrated and provided funding for some of the most innovative projects using sport to trigger positive social change – 300+ organizations, $2.1 million+ in funding and $8 million+ in long-term strategic support.