We were thrilled to take part in Beyond Sport United 2018 recently in New York. Hundreds of people came together to celebrate the power of sport to create sustainable change on some of the worlds most pressing issues. Attended by sports celebrities, business leaders and development visionaries it was an inspiring event. As part of it the Global Awards celebrate, support, raise awareness and provide funding through the Beyond Sport Foundation.
As a shortlisted organization in the category for Sport for Health and Well Being we were among great company. Selected from over 400 applications, from 100+ countries and covering 53 sports, the shortlist recognizes the standout work of organizations who are creating positive social impact in communities around the world through sport.
The 10th annual Beyond Sport Global Awards ceremony was held at One World Observatory at One World Trade, where the winners were announced. Although we were not the winner in our category we were proud to have made it to that stage and as Dikembe Mutombo put it that night in his remarks “Even if you did not win tonight you are still a winner.”
Check out the inspiring video that we were a part of to introduce the projects from around the globe.
As a past winner of the Beyond Sport Award we were called on stage to help celebrate ten years of Beyond Sport awards and that impact. The continued support from Beyond Sport and all our partners is transformative in our efforts to create sustainable change through the power of sport for communities in rural Haiti.
The tagline of Beyond Sport is #sameteam and we are proud to be an active part of that team. Many of our partners won that night, including Coaches Across Continents and Futbol Mas and we look forward to working together to advance our work. Congratulations to all of the winners!
“On behalf of the Beyond Sport Foundation and our judges, congratulations to our 10th anniversary Beyond Sport Global Awards Official Shortlist. This year’s group was especially competitive, so the organizations and individuals should be very proud of their achievement. We are grateful to be able to provide the opportunity to not only promote sport through our Global Awards, but also to continue to bring like-minded people together as resources for each other and to share ways that sport is and can be used to make the UN Sustainable Development Goals a reality,” said Nick Keller, Founder and President, Beyond Sport.