Happy International Day of Sport For Development And Peace
“Sport has become a world language, a common denominator that breaks down all the walls, all the barriers. It is a worldwide industry whose practices can have widespread impact. Most of all, it is a powerful tool for progress and for development” – Ban Ki-moon, UN Secretary-General.
This is a statement we whole heartedly agree with here at CKSN.ca. Which is why today, April 6, we’re happy to celebrate International Day of Sport For Development and Peace.
Sport can empower athletes, fans, and citizens alike, and drive positive social change. Today, think how you can help those around you, and in Chatham-Kent overcome the barriers that hold them back. Think about how you can further human rights and foster equality, through sport, or in our community as a whole.
If you need an example of a Canadian athlete driving positive change, check out the video below featuring Olympic gold medalist Mark Tewksbury.