Miami Dolphins proprietor Stephen Ross promised an extra $13 million more than four years to his anti-racism RISE activity, the association said Friday.
The Ross Initiative in Sports for Equality was built up five years prior to advance solidarity and battle systemic racism. RISE says it has helped 12,000 students, athletes, mentors, and staff to support social equity and improve race relations.
Ross has now dedicated $30 million to RISE.
“Growing up in Detroit, I saw firsthand what racism did to tear apart our community, destroy lives and further inequality,” Ross said in a statement. “I started RISE based on the belief that our nation must address the scourge of racism directly to achieve true unity. Now more than ever, our mission and the need for this work is clear.”
RISE says that throughout the following four years it will keep on working with so many associations as NASCAR, PGA of America, the United States Tennis Association, USA Track, and Field. the National Lacrosse League and the Professional Women's Hockey Players Association.