Meet the RWJF Sports Award Winners

The RWJF Sports Award recognizes innovative and collaborative approaches to making communities healthier places to live.

Winners of the 2016 Sports Award were announced on September 17 at RWJF headquarters in Princeton, N.J.
Winners of the 2016 Sports Award were announced on September 17 at RWJF headquarters in Princeton, N.J.
Winners of the 2016 Sports Award were announced on September 17 at RWJF headquarters in Princeton, N.J.

RWJF News

2017 Finalists Announced

RWJF has announced 16 finalists for the 2017 RWJF Sports Award, an honor recognizing professional teams, individuals, and organizations that strengthen and serve communities through sport.

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2016 Winners

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Flutie Foundation

The Flutie Foundation helps people with autism get access to care, lead more active lifestyles, and grow toward adult independence. Watch their video.

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MLSE Foundation

The MLSE Foundation believes all kids should have access to sport and the opportunity to both develop and pursue lasting dreams on the playing field. Watch their video.

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InnerCity Weight Lifting

InnerCity Weightlifting reduces youth violence by connecting proven-risk young people with new networks and opportunities, including meaningful career tracks in and beyond personal fitness. Watch their video.

2015 Winners

Chicago Fire Foundation

Chicago Fire Foundation

Chicago Fire Foundation's programs—P.L.A.Y.S. and Premier Skills—have allowed them to help build healthier communities and provide safe play spaces for those in need.

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Tony Hawk Foundation

The Tony Hawk Foundation provides spaces for children to be active, maintain a healthy lifestyle, play safely and use sports to increase self-esteem and leadership skills. Watch their video.

Doc Wayne

Doc Wayne Youth Services

Doc Wayne Youth Services' work fuses sport and therapy to heal and strengthen youth suffering from a variety of mental health challenges. Watch their video.