Real Heroes

Since its inception, Laureus Sport for Good has raised over €100 million and supported over 150 projects worldwide which use sport to tackle violence, discrimination and disadvantage.  Laureus Sport for Good has helped to improve the lives of millions of young people in over 35 countries and is proving that sport can change the world.  From youngsters in a Cape Town township who are using surfing as a method of therapy to a soccer project in one of the poorest slums in Nairobi using sport to provide an education for its young participants, these stories shine a light on the people making a real difference.

  • Skateboarding Is Life

    Indigo Youth Movement – South Africa

    CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA - NOVEMBER 10:Indigo Youth Movement skater Enwin Galant showing his skills at the  Indigo Youth Movement on November 10, 2014 in Cape Town, South Africa. (Photo by Luke Walker for Laureus)
  • A Fighting Chance

    Fight Back  —  USA  —  A Fighting Chance

    NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 14: New York Cosmos player and Laureus ambassador Raul interacts with members of the Laureus Foundation Fight Back Project during the Laureus- New York Project Visit at the Mary Mitchell Family & Youth Center in The Bronx on June 14, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Andy Marlin/Getty Images for Laureus)
  • Bowling for Change

    IMAGE  —  India  —  Bowling for Change

    JODHPUR, INDIA - OCTOBER 16, 2010: Children perform during the opening of day two of the Indiability Games at the Laureus supported project IMAGE as Laureus World Sports Academy members Kapil Dev and Tanni-Grey Thompson visit the project on October 16, 2010 in Jodhpur, India. The IMAGE program is a Laureus funded project providing sports instruction for children with a range of physical and mental disabilities throughout Rajasthan, India. DIGITAL IMAGE  (Photo by Anna Maria Barry-Jester/Getty Images for Laureus)
  • Surfing towards a better future

    Waves for Change – South Africa – Surfing

    LAUREUS Sport for Good Media-Trip Cape Town, Southafrica, March 11, 2016.
  • Football for life

    Mathare Youth Sports Association (MYSA) – Kenya

    NAIROBI, KENYA ? OCTOBER 25:  Laureus Academy member Michael Johnson runs with members of the Mathare United Semi Professional Girls Football team and the Mathare Youth football team during a training session at the Komarocks sports field October 25, 2006 in Nairobi, Kenya. MYSA is a project supported by the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation. (Photo by Getty Images for Laureus)
  • The Awakening

    Vuka Rugby – South Africa – ‘The Awakening’

    CAPE TOWN, July 9, 2015 - A selection of the best rugby players including Laureus ambassadors Bryan Habana and Schalk Brits visited youngsters at the Laureus-funded Vuka Rugby programme at their base in the Masiphumelele Township in Cape Town, South Africa. Photos by Petri Oeschger.
  • Playing By The Rules

    KICKFORMORE – Germany – Playing By The Rules

    Der Nationalspieler Mesut Oezil  ist neuer Laureus  Botschafter. Hier besucht der Nationalspieler das Projekt  KICKFAIR in Stuttgart, 06.06.2016 --

Mesut Oezil is new Brand Ambassador of Mercedes-Benz, Stuttgart, Germany, June 06, 2016.
  • Empowering Girls Through Football

    Kicking Girls – Germany – Empowering Girls

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  • Overcoming The Waves Of Destruction

    Foundation of Goodness – Sri Lanka

    SEENIGAMA, SRI LANKA-OCTOBER 6, 2015:  Olympic gold medalist Missy Franklin greets end of Sri Lankan young swimmers training session during the Missy Franklin Sri Lanka Project Visit at Sport Academy Swimming Pool of Foundation of Goodness on October 6, 2015 in Seenegama, Sri Lanka. (Photo by Buddhika Weerasinghe/Laureus/Getty Images)
  • The Boxer Who Did Not Fight Back

    Luta Pela Paz – Brazil – The Boxer Who Did Not

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  • A Special Place

    Special Olympics – Spain – A Special Place

    MADRID, SPAIN - OCTOBER 05:  Juan Mata, Laureus and IWC Ambassador shares sporting activities with children from Laureus-supported project Olympics at Colegio Publico de Education Especial Princesa Sofia school on October 5, 2015 in Madrid, Spain.  (Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images for Laureus) *** Local Caption *** Juan Mata
  • Flying The Flag Of Hope

    The Refugee Olympic Team – International

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  • Pay it forward

    Laureus Real Heroes – Sky Hyacinthe – Elevate New

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