GSD partners with CIFP
Los Angeles, Calif. – August 11, 2014 – The Foundation for Global Sports Development (GSD) has joined forces with the International Committee for Fair Play (CIFP) to educate youth participating in the 2014 Nanjing Youth Olympic Games (YOG) on the critical values of fair play - both on and off the playing field.
Unique from other youth sporting competitions and events, the YOG incorporates an influential Culture and Education Program (CEP) into the games and CIFP, an IOC recognized organization, has participated since the YOG's inception in 2010. With the support of GSD, CIFP's Fair Play Programming will include an interactive booth, walk-in activities, and workshops that promote the importance of fair play and sportsmanship among athletes while demonstrating how youth can best apply these values.
"I am delighted that GSD has been ready to team up with our organization and cooperate with us in the promotion of fair play in Nanjing this summer," said CIFP President, Mr. Jenő Kamuti. "GSD's support for our Fair Play Culture and Education Project specifically designed for the YOG is invaluable."
"Supporting programs and initiatives that promote fair play is a fundamental component of GSD's mission," said GSD Executive Board Member, Dr. Steven Ungerleider: "CIFP exemplifies the influence an organization can have when they stay true to their objectives and genuinely believe in the power of their message" added David Ulich, GSD President. "Beginning August 16th through the 28th, GSD will help spread CIFP's messages and activities from Nanjing though an interactive page on their website and social media outreach. For further details on GSD please visit their
website at www.globalsportsdevelopment.org.
About Global Sports Development
Working closely with international sports federations, generous donors and committed athletes, The Foundation for Global Sports Development promotes sportsmanship, education, fair play and ethics among the world's youth. The Foundation gives special emphasis to groups and communities that are most in need or most underserved by current programs, including women, minorities and youth in areas where the risk of delinquency is particularly high. Visit www.globalsportsdevelopment.org to learn more.
About International Committee for Fair Play
Since its foundation by UNESCO and a number of international sports governing bodies in 1963, the goal of the International Committee for Fair Play is the worldwide defense and promotion of fair play. The activity of CIFP is aimed at national and international organizations in the field of sports and education, and professional athletes with a special emphasis on children, adolescents and those in charge of training them, namely coaches and trainers. Visit
www.fairplayinternational.org to learn more.