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.

RISE CEO JOCELYN BENSON ANNOUNCES RISE TO VOTE

RISE CEO Jocelyn Benson discusses RISE to Vote, a yearlong national campaign to register professional athletes to vote and encourage them to spread the important message of voting to their fans.

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  1. 13,014

    People who have taken the RISE pledge
  2. People Cheer

    25,760

    Fans engaged at professional and collegiate athletic events
  3. 7,947

    Athletes, coaches and staff reached through education programs

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