RWJF Sports Award

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Sports Award recognizes professional sports teams, athletes, coaches, and community-based organizations that use sports to catalyze and sustain changes to make communities healthier—regardless of race, gender, ability, or economic background.

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation honors organizations using sports in innovative and collaborative ways to make their communities a healthier place to live.

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Since 2015, this award has recognized professional sports teams, athletes, coaches, and community-based organizations that use sports to catalyze and sustain changes to make communities healthier places to live, learn, work, and play. RWJF lifts up organizations that bring a deep understanding of community needs and acknowledge the power of sports to connect us and make us healthier, no matter our race, gender, abilities, or economic background. This award program will be coming to a close this year.

RWJF Sports Award Videos

RWJF Sports Award Videos

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    The RWJF Sports Award recognizes professional sports teams, athletes, and community-based organizations that use sports to catalyze and sustain changes to make communities healthier places to live, learn, work, and play.
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RWJF Sports Award Videos

Click "next" between videos in the series to view 2022 RWJF Sports Award winners and legacy videos.
Click "next" between videos in the series to view 2022 RWJF Sports Award winners and legacy videos.

RWJF Sports Award Videos

Click "next" between videos in the series to view 2022 RWJF Sports Award winners and legacy videos.

RWJF celebrates, supports, and raises awareness of the power of sports to connect us and make us healthier, no matter our race, gender, abilities, or economic background.

2022 Winners

America Scores

America SCORES

America SCORES provides free after-school and summer programs that build teams and support healthy whole child development through a unique combination of soccer, poetry, and service learning.

Camp Shriver

Camp Shriver at UMass Boston

Camp Shriver at UMass Boston is a free, inclusive summer camp for children with and without disabilities so that all children can play, learn, and interact in meaningful ways with their peers.

Downtown Boxing Gym

Downtown Boxing Gym

Downtown Boxing Gym is a free after-school academic and athletic program that provides education, athletics, mentorship and intervention, empowering Detroit students to be positive and productive members of society.

Harlem Lacrosse

Harlem Lacrosse

Harlem Lacrosse provides opportunities, relationships, and experiences that activate the skills and traits to put youth on a path to success as students, athletes, and citizens.

New Heights

New Heights

New Heights uses basketball as a “hook” to engage youth, help them access high quality educational opportunities, and instill in them the values and life skills that will prepare them for success in life beyond sports.

Skate Like A Girl

Skate Like A Girl

Skate Like a Girl empowers skaters, especially young women and/or trans people, to grow into strong, confident leaders who promote and implement social equity. 

Snider Hockey

Snider Hockey

Snider Hockey is a nationally acclaimed non-profit that uses the sport of hockey to educate and empower under-resourced youth of Philadelphia to prosper in the game of life.

Students Run Philly Style

Students Run Philly Style

Students Run Philly Style transforms students’ lives through running and mentorship, supporting Philadelphia youth facing high levels of adversity.

Team Prime Time

Team Prime Time’s program, Prime Time Games, is a full-inclusion, peer-mentor sports program wherein students coach and play alongside children with developmental disabilities.

Wendy Hilliard Foundation

Wendy Hilliard Foundation is empowering the lives of young people from underserved communities by improving physical and emotional health through the sport of gymnastics.

Previous Winners

From the Blog

Video Series: Past Ceremonies and Events Highlights

Video Series: Past Ceremonies and Events Highlights

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Video Series: Past Ceremonies and Events Highlights

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Video Series: Past Ceremonies and Events Highlights

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