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
RISE Season Celebration
The Detroit Pistons hosted 14 teams from seven Michigan high schools March 29 at The Palace of Auburn Hills to celebrate the completion of the 10-week RISE leadership program for the winter sports season. #DetroitHeart has the story.
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.
By The Numbers
10,919 (And Counting)People who have taken the RISE pledge
50,000+Anticipated participants in RISE programming for 2016-17 school year
30+RISE partner organizations across the nation