Dodgers' foundation wins award for addressing racial inequalities and making changes in communities
Los Angeles- The Los Angeles Dodgers won the Beyond Sport’s 2020 Sport for Reduced Racial Inequalities Collective Impact Award.
The Sports of Reduced Racial Inequalities Collective Impact Award recognizes foundations, as well as individuals outside of their sport who impacts the community in a better way and uses their platforms to address systemic racism, inequality and injustice in the United States. The Dodgers' foundation will receive grant funding made possible by The DICK’S Sporting Goods Foundation and Laureus Sport for Good Foundation.
“As the world and the global sporting community face unprecedented challenges, Beyond Sport is committed to using the power of sport to create solutions to global challenges and spur positive social change,” said Nick Keller, Beyond Sport Founder and President. “The Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation is being recognized for their multi-pronged approach within numerous programs aimed at uplifting the Black community.'
“As the world yearns for a return to normalcy, we must acknowledge that life before the pandemic was riddled with systematic injustices that created two Americas,” said Nichol Whiteman, CEO of LADF. “With a social justice lens guiding our programming, we support Black youth and their families as they seek the freedom and protection that all Americans deserve.”