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For the second year running the Hope Academy Drakenstein project has been shortlisted for the Beyond Sport Social Inclusion award. The press release from Beyond Sport is below. Congratulations to our Cape Town staff and volunteers for their continued levels of excellence with this project.
PRESS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MONDAY 11th JULY, 2011
BEYOND SPORT AWARDS 2011 SHORTLIST REVEALED
Beyond Sport, the global organisation that promotes, develops and supports the use of sport to drive positive social change across the world, is delighted to unveil the Shortlistfor the Beyond Sport Awards 2011.
Across the Shortlist, 35 projects have been shortlisted covering 18 countries, from Afghanistan and Nepal to Sierra Leone and the West Bank, and using 22 different sports.
By reaching this stage of the judging process, each project will receive an invitation to attend the third annual Beyond Sport Summit, taking place from December 5-8 in Cape Town, South Africa.
Throughout the Summit, the shortlisted projects will have the opportunity to interact with Beyond Sport's extensive network of corporate business, government, philanthropy, international aid organisations and sporting federations, all with the ability to significantly impact the reach and capabilities of the sport and development movement.
The Awards winners, to be selected by the panel of Beyond Sport Ambassadors, will be announced on the final two days of the Summit. The successful projects in the six Beyond Sport Community Awards categories will receive a substantial package of business support to help them grow and become sustainable in the future.
These shortlisted projects were chosen from close to 400 entries from more than 125 countries that submitted applications to this year’s Awards.
BEYOND SPORT AWARDS 2011 OFFICIAL SHORTLIST
Sport for Social Inclusion Award
Supported by Barclays Spaces for Sports
[FOR THE FULL LIST OF ALL THOSE ON THE SHORTLIST IN ALL THE CATEGORIES PLEASE GO TO THE BEYOND SPORT WEBSITE]
Beyond Sport is partnered with Barclays Spaces for Sports, TIME International, and UNICEF.
For further information visit www.beyondsport.org or contact
Head of Media& Communications
Tel: +44 (0)20 3355 8133
Cell: +44 (0)777 624 2904
Beyond Sport is a global organisation that promotes, develops and funds the use of sport to create positive social change across the world.
We do this primarily in three ways…
Beyond Sport Awards
The Beyond Sport Awards programme facilitates support worth $1.5 million annually to projects across the world that use sport to address issues within their communities. The Beyond Sport Awards 2011 closed for entries on May 1. Visit www.beyondsport.org to view the entered projects.
Beyond Sport Summit
The Summit is an annual event that brings together the best sport-led social innovators with influential, global leaders to address sport's role in driving positive social change. The Beyond Sport Summit 2011 will take place in Cape Town, South Africa from December 5-8.
Beyond Sport World
Beyond Sport World is an online networking platform that allows any organisation across the globe involved in sport and development to promote their activities and connect. Visit www.beyondsportworld.org.