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Our Mission

We change the lives of youth and strengthen communities through the power of sport.

  • Our History

    Founded in 2002, Laureus Sport for Good Foundation USA harnesses the power of sport to empower and improve young lives while tackling community-based challenges.  The

  • Our Approach

    We believe that sport has a uniquely powerful ability to help solve some of society’s most challenging problems, specifically through the practice of Sport for Good

  • Our Impact

    We have impacted the lives of over 375,000 youth by improving their health, employment, education and social cohesion through sport We have increased the

Sport has the power to change the world. It has the power to inspire. It has the power to unite people in a way that little else does. Sport can create hope where once there was only despair

– Nelson Mandela, First Laureus Patron, 2000

Our Work

We currently fund a diverse portfolio of 11 Sport for Good programs, reaching 58 US cities.

  • Laureus Model City Initiative

    Founded in 2014, the Laureus Model City Initiative is a targeted, long-term approach to strengthening communities through sport. Using our experience as a global leader

  • Community Grants

    Laureus USA makes grants to community  programs that use sport to measurably improve one or more of our targeted impact areas: health,  education,  employability,

  • National Grants

    Laureus USA invests in coaches, funding the training they need to become highly effective mentors of the youth in their communities.  Through our support of two

  • Learning & Leading

    We value academic research and program evaluation as tools for measuring and improving Sport for Development methodology. We commission research and impact measurement

We tackle social inequities through the power of sport.

We are the champions of sport as a force for collaborative change.

We help communities and youth realize their full potential.

We are the catalyst.


Our Team

  • Academy and Ambassadors

    Laureus Ambassadors and Laureus World Sports Academy Members are a select group of living sporting legends that made significant contributions to the sporting

  • Board of Directors

    EDWIN MOSES, DIRECTOR, CHAIRMAN AND LAUREUS ACADEMY MEMBER –  Won Olympic gold medals in 1976 and 1984, three World Cup titles, two World Championships and broke

  • Our Supporters

    Global Partners   As the oldest car manufacturer in the world Mercedes-Benz can look back on a long and unique tradition. Mercedes-Benz is the  most valuable

  • Meet the Staff

    BENITA FITZGERALD MOSLEY CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER Benita joined Laureus USA as CEO following her senior executive role with the United States Olympic Committee



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    The Laureus Day of Sport

    ATLANTA, GEORGIA – November 12th, 2016 – The Laureus Day of Sport brought together over 65 young people from Atlanta’s Westside community, filling their Saturday

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    Germany Hosts the Laureus Sport for Good...

    HEIDELBERG, GERMANY – October 13th, 2016 – The movement of Sport for Good transcends cultures, languages and ideologies to unite 35 different countries in their

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    Pioneering Sport’s Role in Public Health

    WASHINGTON D.C. – October 5th, 2016 – Deepening our commitment to leveraging sport to improve health, Laureus Sport for Good USA convened public health researchers and

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    Marcus Allen Joins Sport for Good Weekend...

    NEW ORLEANS, LA – September 10th, 2016 – Laureus Sport for Good’s efforts in New Orleans are grounded in the spirit of collaboration. This past weekend, we

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    Celebrating Arthur Ashe Kids Day

    NEW YORK CITY – August 28th, 2016 –  This year, the U.S. Open brought tennis’ most talented players and dedicated fans to New York City. Before the Open kicked

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    An Unforgettable Night at the Rio Olympics

    RIO DE JANEIRO – August 15th, 2016 – All eyes were on Rio’s Olympic Stadium last night as the world’s fastest men and women met for a chance to get their

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Get Involved

  • Job Openings

    OPENING: RESEARCH ASSISTANT  We are currently seeking a part-time Research Assistant to support our evaluation and measurement of Sport for Good’s impact.

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    Photos can be accessed through the Laureus Digital Archive FACT SHEETS About Laureus USA About the Laureus Model City Initiative  About Laureus (Global) KEY FACTS

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    Your support will help us strengthen a growing number of deserving children through Sport for Good.  

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