SIGA recognized by President’s Council on Sports, Fitness & Nutrition as a NYSS ChampionSM to Promote Participation in Youth Sports

Washington DC – The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is pleased to recognize the Sport Integrity Global Alliance (SIGA) as one of the first organizations to join the National Youth Sports Strategy (NYSS) Champions platform. HHS released the NYSS in September 2019 in response to Presidential Executive Order 13824, which called for a national strategy to increase youth sports participation. The NYSS is the first Federal roadmap with actionable strategies to increase participation in youth sports, increase awareness of the benefits of youth sports participation, monitor and evaluate youth sports participation, and recruit and engage volunteers in youth sports programming.

NYSS aims to unite U.S. youth sports culture around a shared vision: that one day all youth will have the opportunity, motivation, and access to play sports — regardless of their race, ethnicity, sex, ability, or ZIP code. NYSS Champions represent organizations that are working towards achieving this vision.

As an NYSS Champion, SIGA has demonstrated their organization’s support of youth sports and commitment to the NYSS vision. SIGA, the world’s largest independent coalition in the field of sport integrity, will be recognized along with other NYSS Champions on as part of a growing network of organizations partnering with HHS to improve the youth sports landscape in America.

We know children who obtain regular physical activity gain important physical and mental health benefits, which are more important than ever during the COVID-19 pandemic,” explains ADM Brett Giroir, M.D., Assistant Secretary for Health at HHS. “I’m thrilled to acknowledge the work of the NYSS Champions who are furthering the mission of the NYSS and helping to foster a lifelong love of sports and physical activity for our Nation’s youth.”

SIGA and the President’s Council share a common vision of Sport. A Sport governed and played under the highest governance and integrity standards, for the benefit of everyone, including the most vulnerable individuals: the children. Free from corruption and unethical influence, Sport can indeed unite, inspire and create hope like nothing else, even in the most adverse circumstances, such as the one humankind is currently facing”, stated Emanuel Macedo de Medeiros, Global CEO of SIGA and Chairman & CEO of SIGA AMERICA. “Being a NYSS Champion is therefore an honor, and an indeclinable responsibility.

The NYSS Champion is a service mark of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Used with permission. Participation by SIGA does not imply endorsement by HHS/ODPHP.