Beyond Sport Award for Sport for Health and Wellbeing
We are thrilled to announce that we have won the 2019 Beyond Sport Award in the category of using Sport for Health and Wellbeing. This is an incredible honor that we share with our whole community and program participants.
Our E.D. Kathy McAllister attended the Beyond Sport events in New York last week and accepted the award on behalf of the organization. To be recognized by our peers and the international sport for development community is a testament to all of our hard work and the effort we make daily to use sports as a tool for positive social change.
You can check out more pictures from the evenings ceremony along with the other events that Beyond Sport assembled for the 3 day conference.
The focus of the events were aligning ourselves around the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals. At GOALS we are aligned with the development goals SDG 3 good health and wellbeing, 4 quality education, 5 gender equality and 10 reduced inequalities with the ultimate goal of SDG1 reducing poverty.
We participated in a roundtable discussion with other industry leaders on how sports can be used to reduce poverty. We asked questions and came up with a list of recommendations that will be delivered by Beyond Sport to the U.N. council this week.
Being a part of the Beyond Sport family and their #sameteam network gives our work international recognition and support to continue our work with kids in rural Haiti to create stronger healthier communities where those kids can thrive.