Sports for Social Impact podcast: Sport and Art
Shelton Hawkins is the founder of Play in Colour and muralist for Project Backboard. He restores public basketball courts with large-scale artworks. He aims to create safe spaces where kids of all races and genders can become more active. Project Backboard is a 501(c)(3) organization, founded in 2015, whose mission is to renovate public basketball courts and install large scale works of site-specific art on the surface in order to strengthen communities, improve park safety, encourage multi-generational play, and inspire people to think more critically and creatively about their environment.
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About Sports for Social Impact
Sports for Social Impact explores the power that sport has to create a positive impact in society. Sport for development & peace is a versatile tool that can be used to tackle many social, environmental & economic challenges such as the Sustainable Development Goals. The hope is that these conversations and ideas will help achieve the maximum benefit of sport in our society. Hosted by David Thibodeau.