AIS Hope Academy Project: Beyond Sport Finalist
Ambassadors in Sport are proud to anounce that our Hope Academy project has been selected as a finalist in the Beyond Sport competition. Please see www.beyondsport.org for more information. The press release from Beyond Sport is below:
BEYOND SPORT AWARDS 2010 SHORTLIST REVEALED
Beyond Sport, the global organisation that promotes, develops and funds the use of sport to drive positive social change across the world, is delighted to unveil the Shortlist for the Beyond Sport Awards 2010.
By reaching this stage of the judging process, each project will receive an invitation to attend the second annual Beyond Sport Summit, taking place between September 27-30 in Chicago.
Thanks to the unique support and goodwill of Beyond Sport’s Global Airline Partner United Airlines, representatives from these projects will be flown from all over world to attend the prestigious Summit in Chicago.
With four months to go until the 2010 event, the Summit already boasts an impressive line-up of speakers including HRH Prince Faisal Al Hussein of Jordan; Rita LeBlanc, owner of NFL SuperBowl champions the New Orleans Saints; Jérôme Valcke, FIFA Secretary General; and two-time Women's World Cup winner and former US soccer captain Julie Foudy. Further speaker announcements will be made in the coming weeks.
Throughout the Summit, the shortlisted projects will have the opportunity to interact with Beyond Sport's extensive network of corporate business, government, philanthropy, international aid organisations and sporting federations, all with the ability to significantly impact the reach and capabilities of the sport and development movement.
The Awards winners, to be selected by the panel of Beyond Sport Ambassadors, will be announced on the final two days of the Summit. The successful projects in the six Beyond Sport Community Awards categories will receive $10,000 each and a substantial package of business support to help them grow and become sustainable in the future.
These shortlisted projects were chosen from over 350 entries from more than 115 countries that submitted applications to this year’s Awards.
Sport for Social Inclusion Award supported by Barclays Spaces for Sports
- Street Soccer USA
Parent Organisation: HELP USA
- Figure Skating in Harlem After School Ice Skating and Education Program
Parent Organisation: Figure Skating in Harlem
- Hope Academy National Project
Parent Organisation: Ambassadors In Sport
- Empowering Women of Nepal
Parent Organisation: 3 Sisters Adventure Trekking (3 Sisters)and Empowering Women of Nepal
- Fútbol Con Corazón
Parent Organisation: Fundación Fútbol Con Corazón