Our mission is to develop our athletes as civic leaders and elevate them as role models for the next generation of athletes and fans. In doing so, we aim to create a community of athletes and fans who recognize that the qualities that lead to excellence on the field are the same qualities that create strong civic leaders and participants in civic life.
In 2020, Athletes Unlimited forged partnerships with Rally The Vote, When We All Vote and More Than A Vote. By the end of the year, Athletes Unlimited announced that 98% of our softball players and 100% of our volleyball players had registered to cast their vote in the 2020 election.
In 2022, we’re working with VOTE.org and diving deeper into voter engagement work in Texas with the help of the Texas Working Group.
VOTE.org has provided us with digital voter tools to help our athletes and fans ensure they have the tools to make their voice heard.
- Register to vote
- Check if you’re registered to vote
- Request an Absentee Ballot
- Pledge to Register to Vote
We’ve partnered with youth organizations to create opportunities for our athletes to model and demonstrate civic leadership in their interactions with young athletes.
Softball 2021: Little League
Lacrosse 2021: CityLax & Harlem Lacrosse
Volleyball 2021: Starlings Volleyball USA
Basketball 2022: Special Olympics
Civic Leadership Award
The Civic Leadership Award is a way to recognize Athletes Unlimited athletes’ year-round civic leadership efforts. This award reflects our mission to elevate our athletes on and off the field. Any Athletes Unlimited athlete playing in a season of the award year who has demonstrated civic leadership both in season and in their off-season is eligible for this award.