Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Sports Award Accepting Applications For 2016 Honor

    • February 10, 2016
Two boys play basketball in a gym.

Princeton, N.J.—The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Sports Award, celebrating individuals and organizations that make their communities healthier through sport, is now accepting applications for the 2016 honor.  

The RWJF Sports Award recognizes the unique role of sports in helping communities be healthier places to live, learn work and play.  The Award emphasizes collaboration across sectors to build a Culture of Health, the Foundation's core vision.

Those eligible to apply are making communities healthier through sport in the following three categories:

Category 1—A professional sports team community relations department or foundation based in the United States or Canada

Category 2—An individual athlete or professional coach’s foundation based in the United States or Canada

Category 3—An organization in the United States or Canada that is an influential leader and model for others

Finalists will be notified by May 18th and will be required to provide an additional video submission by June 7th. Winners will be notified in July and a public announcement will be made on September 28 at the 2016 award presentation in Princeton, N.J., at RWJF headquarters.

The application for the 2016 award can be found at www.rwjf.org/sportsaward/apply. To learn more about what it takes to make a community healthier through sport, meet the 2015 RWJF Sports Award winners at www.rwjf.org/sportsaward/winners.

 

About the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Sports Award

The Robert Wood Johnson Sports Award honors individuals, organizations and teams that are making communities healthier through sport. Honorees are dedicated to creating a Culture of Health through impactful philanthropic initiatives. Follow the award on Twitter (@RWJFSportsAward).

 

About the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

For more than 40 years the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has worked to improve health and health care. We are striving to build a national Culture of Health that will enable all to live longer, healthier lives now and for generations to come. For more information, visit www.rwjf.org. Follow the Foundation on Twitter at www.rwjf.org/twitter or on Facebook at www.rwjf.org/facebook.

Media Contacts

Melissa Blair

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (609) 627-5937

Additional Media Contact: Alisha Greenberg

RWJF Sports Award 301-657-9379