(From our friends at Beyond Sport)
Beyond Sport are hugely excited to announce the launch of this year’s Global Awards! In its tenth anniversary year, the Beyond Sport Global Awards 2018 will facilitate funding of over $300,000 from the Beyond Sport Foundation, as well as strategic business support in order to support the growth of our incredible Shortlist and Winners.
Taking place at the stunning One World Observatory in New York City on September 12, the Awards will celebrate, support, and raise awareness of ways sport is being used in communities around the world to help make the UN’s Global Goals for Sustainable Development (UN SDGs) a reality.
As in the 2017 Awards, the categories will align with and promote sport’s role in helping to achieve the UN SDGs, ranging from the Sport for Quality Education and Employment Award, to the Sport for Equality Award, to the Sport Climate Action Award – please see the full list of categories and find out how to apply here.
Entries opened on March 22, and the deadline to submit an application is May 10. Beyond Sport will be announcing the Official Shortlist in mid-July.
The Beyond Sport Foundation supports the Shortlist and Winners of the Beyond Sport Global Awards in a number of ways, in order for them to grow and become more sustainable in the future. This support includes cash grants, facilitated by the ongoing support of the Foundation’s funding partners and strategic business support including free expert legal advice, online fundraising support and monitoring and evaluation software.
The Shortlist will also receive facilitated networking opportunities, which will consist of complimentary passes to Beyond Sport United and the Awards, and speaking/workshop opportunities at future Beyond Sport and partner events.
If the Global Goals are achieved, it would mean an end to extreme poverty, inequality and climate change by 2030. Beyond Sport believes that using sport is an effective and game-changing approach to make this happen. So that is why we are calling on any organization, program, campaign, initiative, brand, sports team or league to share how they are using sport to take action for the Global Goals.
Nick Keller, Founder and President, Beyond Sport said, “Now, more than ever, all sectors need to contribute to the UN SDGs and we believe that it is crucial to shine a light on the role sport is playing in this endeavour. The Beyond Sport Global Awards are the perfect platform for organizations to show that throughout the world, sport can be harnessed to improve lives and create lasting positive social change.”