Laureus Sport for Good Foundation USA is the latest organisation to join the extensive SIGA community as a “Committed Supporter”.  In doing so, Laureus USA continues their work to uphold the mission of founding patron Nelson Mandela to change the world through sport.

Laureus USA uses sport to bring communities together, improve physical and mental health, and teach valuable life skills including confidence and leadership.

Laureus USA joins over 100  members and committed supporters in advancing SIGA’s vision of sport played and governed under the highest integrity standards, free from any form of unethical, illicit and criminal activity, to safeguard sports values and ensure its positive impact and benefits to all citizens.

This is the third in a set of thirty boosting measures and initiatives announced by SIGA as part of the Alliance’s new global campaign #SIGASTRIVES.

Emanuel Macedo de Medeiros, CEO of SIGA and Chairman and CEO of SIGA AMERICA, stated:

In the immortal words of Laureus patron Nelson Mandela, ‘Sport can create hope where once there was only despair.’  Let us not forget Mandela’s wisdom, courage and inspiration as we forge our way through the tremendous difficult challenges before us. We will work side by side with Laureus USA and colleagues around the world to advance SIGA’s vision and call to action.”

Benita Fitzgerald Mosley, CEO of Laureus Sport for Good USA, stated:

We are proud to join SIGA as a Committed Supporter.  Now, more than ever, our youth and families need connection.  While we may not be on a pitch, in a gym or on a field together, sport creates a bridge that brings us together to face any storm.  The character traits that are built through sport participation – teamwork, empathy, perseverance, leadership — are what will bring us through these difficult times and allow us to emerge stronger than ever. With SIGA, we will continue this important mission.

SIGA STRIVES Measure 4 will be announced on 25th March 2020. Stay tuned.