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.
NEWS FROM THE RISE COMMUNITY
- Something we all can agree on: Pistons using sports to help Detroit youth
- PHOTOS: RISE engages fans at University of Michigan MLK Day events
- PHOTOS: Junior Knicks MLK Day Experience
- PHOTOS: Martin Luther King Jr. Day Unity Game with Detroit Pistons
- PHOTOS: Martin Luther King Jr. Day panel discussion with Detroit Pistons
LEADERSHIP TOGETHER: BUILDING BRIDGES
The Golden State Warriors, NBA and RISE hosted a community conversation Thursday, Oct. 26, including athletes, law enforcement and community leaders designed to strengthen relationships and create positive change in Oakland, California.
By the numbers
14,975People who have taken the RISE pledge
27,696Fans engaged at professional and collegiate athletic events
9,243Athletes, coaches and staff reached through education programs