The United Nations Youth Leadership Programme’s International Sport & Social Impact Summit Opening Ceremony Celebration, Monday, June 8, 2015

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Many of the Greatest Athletes in the World Are Coming Together to Celebrate the Power of Sports

The United Nations Youth Leadership Programme’s International Sport & Social Impact Summit Opening Ceremony Celebration

WHAT: Dignitaries, athletes, and international game changers join Global Action Initiatives for an Olympic style celebration to kickoff the United Nations Office on Sport for Development and Peace (UNOSDP) Youth Leadership Programme’s International Sport & Social Impact Summit. The event will feature music, dance, and a unique parade of nations with performances by the NFL Players Gospel Choir and American Idol’s Sam Wolfe and Elliott Yamin.

Please visit www.1Team.Global for more information and a complete schedule of the events. A limited number of tickets are available to the public and may be purchased online.

WHO: Nick Bollettierie (International Tennis Hall of Fame Awardee), Declan Farmer (U.S. National Sled Hockey Team; Paralympic 2x Medalist, ESPY Award Winner), Mark Everett (World Champion and Olympic track star), DeMaurice Smith (Executive Director, NFL Players Association), Shellie Pfohl (Executive Director, President’s Council on Fitness), Bobby Sager (philanthropist, global distributor of the Hope Ball), Elias Sosa (MLB Latin American Development Director), Ruth Riley (Olympic gold medalist, former WNBA player and its MVP, national champion Notre Dame), April Holmes (Paralympian gold medalist and first female signed to Air Jordan brand), Gary Hall Sr. (holder of ten Olympic swimming medals), Warren Moon (Hall of Fame NFL Quarterback), Carrie Zimmerman (Olympic gymnast), NFL Players Gospel Choir, and Sam Wolfe and Elliott Yamin (American Idol).

WHEN: Monday, June 8, 2015 WHERE: Bradenton Area Convention Center 4 – 5 PM * Red Carpet Begins: 4PM 1 Haben Blvd., Palmetto, FL 34221 Media Check by: 3:45pm


About Global Action Initiatives

Global Action Initiatives, LLC (GAI) is a leading strategic advisor to international game-­‐changers from the worlds of business, entertainment, fashion, finance, philanthropy, and professional sports. GAI provides high level communication and advocacy training developing powerful narratives and visual metaphors consistent with the shared values of all participants. GAI also produces the Global Action Forum and Global Action Awards. For more information, visit


United Nations Office on Sport for Development and Peace (UNOSDP) serves as the intergovernmental liaison to the 183 UN Member States and Organizations. UNOSDP’s core functions on behalf of issues related to the platform of sport include advocate, articulate, and promote the adoption of policy recommendations made by UNOSDP to governments for the integration of sport and physical activity into their domestic and international development strategies and programs, facilitate the activations of such recommendations, and represent the intersection of public and private sectors at high-­‐level gatherings and events giving voice to the universal language of sport.

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