Robinson. Owens. O'Ree. Suzuki. Williams. Yao. These heroes are cemented in history not only for the feats they achieved in sports, but also for the racial barriers they helped to break down. Their unrelenting spirits forever changed the face of the game for athletes, coaches and fans.
Sport has proven to be an effective catalyst for social change – an arena where we can set aside our differences and pursue mutual passions.
The Ross Initiative in Sports for Equality (RISE) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting understanding, respect and equality. Our goal is to harness the unifying power of sport to advance race relations and drive social progress.
We invite you to join us, RISE up and make a difference.
RISE Meets with 500 Pop Warner Coaches
Pop Warner coaches from the Bay Area gathered with RISE at Levi's Stadium to discuss the power of sport to unite communities and improve race relations.