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.

ESPN HONORS RISE WITH STUART SCOTT ENSPIRE AWARD

The Ross Initiative in Sports for Equality (RISE) received a Stuart Scott ENSPIRE Award and a $100,000 grant from ESPN for leadership in improving race relations and driving social progress. Watch how RISE founder Stephen M. Ross is making an impact through RISE and other charitable efforts.

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By The Numbers

  1. 11,902 (And Counting)

    People who have taken the RISE pledge
  2. 50,000+

    Anticipated participants in RISE programming for 2016-17 school year
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    30+

    RISE partner organizations across the nation

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    Our Partners

    • Nfl
    • Nba
    • Mlb
    • Nhl
    • Mls
    • Nascar
    • Pga
    • Usta
    • Usatf
    • Avp
    • Olympicsusa
    • Ncaa
    • Cbssport
    • Nbcsport
    • Turnersport
    • Detroitpal
    • Hispanic