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RISE's Champions of Change experience takes participants on an immersive, multi-sensory journey designed to educate, evoke empathy and inspire action. We created the Champions of Change experience as a tool to extend our work to sports fans across the nation, believing that every individual has the power to help create a more equitable and socially just world.

Champions of Change gives fans the opportunity to learn about the historic intersection of sports and social justice through our digital timeline, the RISE Road to Progress. They can hear firsthand accounts of the role race has played in the lives of star athletes and sports leaders in our virtual locker room, Walk In Their Shoes. And they can demonstrate their commitment to racial equity by taking the RISE Pledge to End Racism and learn how to further their education and become leaders for social justice in their communities.

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See the RISE Road to Progress.

Explore our interactive digital timeline that chronicles the history of sports and social justice and the important role athletes have played in advancing civil rights throughout history.


Walk In Their Shoes

Part of the Champions of Change experience gives fans a chance to walk in the shoes of their favorite athletes, who share their personal perspectives on race, identity, social justice and activism.

Saquon Barkley

Candace Parker

Kristen Ledlow

Caron Butler

RISE's Champions of Change Experience has been featured at the biggest sporting events around the country, including the Super Bowl, Final Four and NBA All-Star Game.

Bring Champions of Change to your next event.

Our Champions of Change experience can be customized to highlight the role of your organization in the quest for racial equity.

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Peyton Finley

Manager, Events & Marketing

(646) 582-2373 Email Peyton



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