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.


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

  1. 14,975

    People who have taken the RISE pledge
  2. People Cheer


    Fans engaged at professional and collegiate athletic events
  3. 9,243

    Athletes, coaches and staff reached through education programs

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