Google Support United Through Sport

A big thanks goes out to John Shirley who works for Google. Through his fundraising efforts he has managed to get United Through Sport recognised as part of Google’s Match Gift Programme helping secure another $4000 for our project work with disadvantage children overseas.

More on Google’s support for United Through Sport
Giving back is part of Google’s corporate DNA. In 2011, they provided $115 million in grants and more than $1 billion of in-kind support to nonprofits and academic institutions. Google employees also contributed 40,000 paid volunteer hours helping organizations around the world.

Employees at Google like to give back and Google encourage it. Of the many volunteer programs and gift matching initiatives they support, most were started by Googlers themselves.

The Employee Gift Matching
When employees give cash contributions to nonprofits, we match them, providing tens of millions of dollars for charitable work around the globe.

If you are a Google employee and are thinking or fundraising for United Through Sport then please be part of Google’s Matching Gift Programme by reading more at the following link:

UTS Wins Global Recognition at the 2012 Peace and Sport Awards

Last week United Through Sports’ work was recognised on an international stage and in front of a global audience at the 2012 Peace and Sport International Forum, held in Sochi, Russia.

Given the opportunity to take part in workshops, plenary sessions, networking and special events, Richard Bennett flew over to Russia, to represent the work he is doing for United Through Sport. United Through Sport had been shortlisted to three finalists for the ‘NGO of the Year’ Award, a sought-after category with hopefuls showcasing projects from all over the world and judged by a panel of seven experts, which included Rugby World Cup legend, Jonah Lomu and Head of Education at LOCOG, Nick Fuller.

With representatives from governments, international organisations, the International Olympic Committee, international sports federations, national Olympic committees, athletes, academic institutions, business and media…

…From The Hon. Kabando Wa Kabando [Kenyan Youth and Sports Ministry] to Mr Wilfried Lemke [Under-Secretary-General, United Nations]; from HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco to Mr Joel Bouzou [President, Peace and Sport]…

…United Through Sport was in good company!

The final award for NGO of the Year went to I-ACT with their initiative ‘Dafur United’, a deserving winner with an initiative promoting peace through sport.

Thanks to Peace and Sport for hosting the event and for recognising the good work we are doing at United Through Sport.