Throughout history, sport has been used as a means to influence diplomatic, social, and political relations. Sport has also contributed to breaking racial and gender barriers, creating a more inclusive world for millions of people worldwide
Over the last two decades, Laureus Sport for Good, a global organization that uses sport to end violence, discrimination and disadvantage in young people’s lives, has impacted the lives of six million children and young people. Its first Patron, Nelson Mandela, made his famous speech in May 2000, affirming sport’s power to change the world. From that day, President Mandela’s powerful vision has become the philosophy of Laureus Sport for Good and the driving force behind its work – using sport as a powerful and cost-effective tool to help children and young people overcome violence, discrimination and disadvantage in their lives.
Laureus Sport for Good recently established the Sport for Good Response Fund, which aims to empower organizations to deliver adapted provisions to continue supporting disadvantaged children during the pandemic. The fund will unite the support of a wide range of partners to help support organizations and young people as part of sport’s role in ending violence, discrimination, and disadvantage around the world.
Concordia and Laureus Sport for Good are committed to elevating sports-based interventions that can achieve social transformation, as well as promoting diversity, equity and inclusion, both internally and amongst partners and stakeholders. To learn more about Laureus Sport for Good, click here.