These words would give birthmark the creation of to Laureus Sport for Good.
Laureus Sport for Good uses the power of sport to end violence, discrimination and disadvantage, proving that sport can change the world.
While the Laureus World Sports Awards Ceremony has created a unique place for itself in the sporting calendar, Laureus Sport for Good has achieved acclaim for the work it does for underprivileged young people around the world.
Sport for Good now supports over 100 projects in 35 countries around the world.
Every programme Laureus Sport for Good supports is addressing at least one of the following six social issues, which are aligned with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals:
Health: Enhancing mental wellbeing and encouraging healthy behaviour change
Education: Increased access to and completion of education
Women and Girls: Promoting equality, empowerment and safety
Employability: Developing skills and creating pathways to employment
Inclusive Society: Creating communities which embrace ethnic, cultural and physical differences
Peaceful Society: Resolving conflict, promoting community peace-building and creating safe spaces