Eluna Honored with 2017 Robert Wood Johnson Sports Award

  • September 14, 2017
  • Source MLB.com
  • Author Mark Newman
  • Type News

"Sport has the power to change the world. It has the power to inspire. It has the power to unite people in a way that little else does. It speaks to youth in a language they can understand. Sport can create hope where once there was only despair." -- Nelson Mandela

PRINCETON, N.J. -- Three organizations that speak to youth in a language they understand were recipients of the prestigious Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Sports Award on Wednesday morning, including the Giants Community Fund, Eluna and PeacePlayers International.

The three recipients were selected for their innovative and influential approaches to using sports to improve the culture of health in their communities. Approaches include: using baseball as a forum to encourage education, health and violence prevention; utilizing physical activity and sports to provide comfort, hope and healing to children and families affected by grief and addiction; and using basketball as a vehicle to unite divided communities.

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