Mind Sports were among activities receiving recognition at the Spirit of Sport Awards last week.
Winner of first prize in the Project Awards category was Fédération Internationale des Echecs’s(World Chess Federation), “Chess Brings Freedom” project, an on-going program in the State of Espírito Santo, Brazil since 2005.
As detailed on the SportAccord website: “the project aims for the intellectual development of children and youth enrolled in regular public schools; enables children and teenagers from risky areas to have access to social inclusion; provides inmates rehabilitation in prisons through the change of attitude; and enables the practice of an alternative sport and activities in the treatment of chemical addicted persons.”
Presenting the award were Charmaine Crooks, President, NGU consultants Inc, and five-time Olympian and Olympic Silver Medallist, together with John Amaechi, organisational consultant, high-performance executive coach, New York Times best-selling author, and former NBA basketball star.
For more details on the Spirit of Sport Awards, visit the Sport Accord website.