On Tuesday, the Los Angeles Dodgers announced that the organization would join the Lakers, Clippers, Rams, Kings and six other LA sports clubs (even the Angels) in a new venture to utilize sports for social justice and change.
Sports has the power to break down barriers and create opportunities. We are 11 pro teams, committed to championing this truth together. Join us in leveling the playing field across communities of color by working together: https://t.co/4ccQczz88z #TheAllianceLA | #PlayEquity pic.twitter.com/jWBXJXmE8y
— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) July 14, 2020
Sports has the power to break down barriers and create opportunities. We are 11 pro teams, committed to championing this truth together. Join us in leveling the playing field across communities of color by working together.
Here’s more from an official release.
In a collaboration to pursue change in communities of color and develop meaningful programs, the 11 professional sports organizations in greater Los Angeles have joined together to launch The ALLIANCE: Los Angeles, a comprehensive five-year commitment to drive investment and impact for social justice through sport.
Following the recent protests nationwide, the 11 teams have united to address racial injustice, develop educational opportunities, and support other important issues facing communities of color, particularly Black communities. The 11 teams will advocate for social justice, address disparities and take actions to help end racial inequality. This commitment includes supporting the Play Equity Fund’s social justice movement in communities across greater Los Angeles, and in Orange County amplifying the work of Accelerate Change Together (ACT) Anaheim. These innovative cooperative response models of engagement are aimed to inspire similar actions nationally.
With the teams mentioned above, the Alliance will also include the Galaxy, LAFC, Chargers, Ducks, and Sparks.
“The ALLIANCE: Los Angeles has been forged specifically to create positive change in underserved communities, with an emphasis on Black communities,” said a spokesperson for The ALLIANCE: Los Angeles. “All 11 teams are united in their dedication to this effort and recognize driving change is a long-term commitment. Through sports and social programming, we aim to work in communities to affect structural changes on levels that have a lasting impact.”
For more information, visit playequityfund.org.