Article originally published on rwjf.org
Princeton, N.J.—The Washington Nationals Youth Baseball Academy, The Sanneh Foundation and Soccer Without Borders have been selected as 2018 winners of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Sports Award. The winners will receive a $10,000 cash award and will be honored at a November 15, 2018 ceremony at the RWJF headquarters in Princeton, N.J.
The three recipients have been awarded this honor for their innovative and influential approaches to using sports to improve the Culture of Health in their communities. Approaches include: using a baseball platform to address community food access; advancing diversity, equity, and community well-being for Minnesota’s youth; and building a more inclusive world through soccer.
Past winners include the Chicago Fire Foundation, Doc Wayne, Doug Flutie Foundation for Autism, InnerCity Weightlifting, MLSE Foundation, PeacePlayers International, San Francisco Giants Community Fund, The Moyer Foundation and Tony Hawk Foundation.