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June 9, 2016

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KEY FACTS

About Laureus Sport for Good Foundation USA

  • Laureus USA provides the funding, research and visibility required to scale the Sport for Good movement nationwide
  • Sport for Good is use of sport as a tool for social change, driving youth to improve their health, education, employment and social cohesion
  • Laureus USA invests in youth development programs that use Sport for Good, helping them to grow and advance their mission
  • In 2017, Laureus USA impacted over 428,000 youth in 150 cities nationwide
  • Through their support of national non-profits Playworks and Up2Us Sports, Laureus USA has supported the training and placement of over 16,000 coaches that now serve as mentors to youth in 82 cities

About Laureus Sport for Good 

  • Founded in 2002 from Nelson Mandela’s declaration that “Sport has the power to change the world.”
  • Laureus Sport for Good currently supports more than 100 programs in 35 countries that are using sport to combat social challenges facing local children
  • A global leader in the evaluation and operation of Sport for Good programs addressing violence and crime, discrimination, lack of education, unemployment and preventable diseases
  • Has raised over $100 million to support Sport for Good
  • There are 9 national Laureus Foundations

About Laureus World Sports Academy 

  • A unique association of over 60 of the greatest living sporting legends who volunteer their time to support the work of Sport for Good
  • Under the chairmanship of rugby legend Sean Fitzpatrick
  • Academy Members share a belief in the power of sport to break down barriers and improve the lives of young people around the world
  • To see full list of Academy Members, please visit http://www.laureus.com/academy/members

About Laureus Ambassadors 

  • Laureus Ambassadors are current or retired sporting icons that have aligned themselves with Laureus’ mission of Sport for Good
  • There are over 190 Laureus Ambassadors amplifying the impact Sport for Good worldwide
  • Recognized as role models and icons of success, Ambassadors volunteer to support the work of Laureus
  • To see full list of Laureus Ambassadors, please visit http://www.laureus.com/ambassadors

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