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.

Take The Pledge

Together we can RISE up for understanding, respect and equality. Take the pledge to show your commitment to ending racism.

I PLEDGE to treat everyone with respect and dignity. I will not tolerate discrimination or harassment of any kind. I will speak up whenever I know discrimination is happening and I will stand up for victims.

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By The Numbers

  1. Home

    1,900 (And Counting)

    Hometowns of people who have taken RISE pledge in U.S. and Canada
  2. Peeps

    50,000+

    Anticipated participants in RISE programming for 2016-17 school year
  3. Handshake

    30+

    RISE partner organizations across the nation

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    Our Partners

    • Nfl
    • Nba
    • Mlb
    • Nhl
    • Mls
    • Nascar
    • Pga
    • Usta
    • Usatf
    • Avp
    • Olympicsusa
    • Ncaa
    • Cbssport
    • Nbcsport
    • Turnersport
    • Detroitpal
    • Hispanic