The Sports Envoy program recruits passionate, articulate, community-oriented professional athletes to promote cross-cultural understanding, engage underserved communities, and empower the next generation of athletes as leaders through sport.
Over 300 Sports Envoys representing 24 different sports have traveled on behalf of the United States Government to deliver high-impact programming and improve bilateral relations. Check out our Alumni page to learn more!
Sports bring the humanity in each of us to the surface and provides the opportunity to share that with each other.
Cal Ripken, Jr.
Sports Envoys are a unique component of the U.S. Department of State's people-to-people diplomacy. The lessons they share from the playing field - communication, teamwork, resilience, inclusion, and conflict resolution - are critical to leadership development, community transformation, equality, and peace.Learn more