The Ross Initiative in Sports for Equality (RISE) is an unprecedented alliance of professional sports leagues, organizations, athletes, educators, media networks and sports professionals using sports to bring people together to promote understanding, respect and equality. Through public awareness campaigns and educational programming, RISE aims to improve race relations.

RISE CEO JOCELYN BENSON ANNOUNCES RISE TO VOTE

RISE CEO Jocelyn Benson discusses RISE to Vote, a yearlong national campaign to register professional athletes to vote and encourage them to spread the important message of voting to their fans.

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By The Numbers

  1. 12,387 (And Counting)

    People who have taken the RISE pledge
  2. 50,000+

    Anticipated participants in RISE programming for 2016-17 school year
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    30+

    RISE partner organizations across the nation

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