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RISE to Participate in SailGP's Opening “Inspiring Chicago” Welcome Event

June 13, 2023

NEW YORK - RISE, the national nonprofit coalition of major U.S. sports leagues and media networks that uses sports to eliminate racism and champion social justice, will be a part of Chicago's SailGP's opening “Inspiring Chicago” Welcome event.

WHAT: RISE has partnered with SailGP's Inspire community, education and outreach initiative, powered by a belief that sailing can be a force for good, Powered by Nature, Driven by Purpose. The program aims to serve a leading role in helping to diversify the sport of sailing for youth without race, gender and socioeconomic status presenting a barrier to entry.

WHO: RISE Senior Director of Partnerships Jerrell Price will be on hand to make opening remarks along with the Navy Pier CEO Marilynn Gardner and SailGP Inspire Youth Program Manager Tom Herbert Evans.

WHEN: June 15, 2023, 8 a.m.

WHERE: Navy Pier, Park Bros. Park, Chicago, IL

About RISE

RISE is a national nonprofit that educates and empowers the sports community to eliminate racial discrimination, champion social justice and improve race relations. Through partnerships and programs, RISE inspires leaders in sports to create positive change on matters of race and equality. RISE's vision is to create a nation unified through sports committed to racial equity and social justice. Follow RISE on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook @RISEtoWIN or learn more at https://risetowin.org

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