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ABOUT RISE

Founded in 2015 by Miami Dolphins owner Stephen M. Ross, the Ross Initiative in Sports for Equality (RISE) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to harnessing the unifying power of sports to improve race relations and drive social progress. Led by an unprecedented alliance of professional sports leagues, organizations, athletes, educators, media networks and sports professionals, we use sports to promote understanding, respect and equality.

RISE provides:

  • Leadership programming for student-athletes, coaches and administrators at every level to equip them with the knowledge and skills to stand up against racism and advance the conversation around race relations.
  • Opportunities for athletes to amplify their voice and make a difference as effective advocates to stand up against racism and promote social change.
  • Events for fans in conjunction with college and pro sports games and public awareness campaigns encouraging the public to join with professional athletes and community leaders in taking a pledge to stand against racism.

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  • Headquarters: 423 W. 55th St., 12th Floor, New York City
  • Midwest office: 1680 Michigan Ave., Detroit

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