UNOSDP’s International Sport & Social Impact Summit
Presented by GAI

About the Summit

The 1Team.Global UNOSDP’s International Sports & Social Impact Summit at IMG Academy in Bradenton brings together men and women ages 18-28 in an initiative to harness the power of sports as a catalyst for development and peace. Selected by the United Nations, participants from the United States and countries around the world will learn to use the universal language of sports to engage and lead their peers in addressing vital social and economic issues in their home communities.

The two-week event is the United Nations’ flagship outreach program to the global Millennial Generation and features a public festival that will showcase the Bradenton Area as a tourism destination and prime business location.

The summit will be centered at the campus at IMG Academy, with participants also traveling to other venues in the region for sport and leadership training. Where the participants go, news media will follow, increasing exposure for the wider community of the Bradenton Area.


Featuring the World’s Premier Sports & Social Impact Public Festival

  • Outdoor evening concert onstage at the IMG Academy Stadium Plaza.
  • Musical performances featuring nationally known artists.
  • Conference-style panels with athletes and leaders of industry and social change.
  • participation by popular sports legends.
  • admission with piece of new piece baseball equipments.

1TEAM.Global’s the Taste of Change

  • Meet and Greet dignitaries, athletes, international game changers for photo ops and interviews.
  • high level plenary session led by Special Adviser to the United Nations Secretary-General on Sport for Development and Peace, Mr. Wilfried Lemke,  and Mr. George Papandreou, former Prime Minister of Greece and  current Leader of the International Olympic Truce Committee, Game Mothibi, Secretary General of The International Working Group of Women in Sport from Botswana, Nick Bollettieri, along with invited guests Edwin Moses, Jamie Bestwick, Ruth Riley and more.
  • Conference-style panels with athletes and leaders of industry and social change.
  • Opening Ceremony hosted by global athletes and leaders welcoming young, international game changers with drum circle procession and street performers.
  • Musical performances and video presentations by invited Olympic, Paralympic and Professional athletes.
  • Taste of Change celebration with foods from the Bradenton area’s finest restaurants.

Sport has the power to change the world…it has the power to unite in a way that little else does. It speaks to youth in a language they understand. Sport can create hope where once there was only despair. It is more powerful than governments in breaking down racial barriers. It laughs in the face of all types of discrimination. ~ Nelson Mandela
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