Good Men in Sport Advisory Group Announced

Headline: Good Men in Sport Advisory Group Announced

Today, The Men's Initiative introduced the members of the Good Men in Sport Advisory Group, a cross sector group of sports industry professionals and athletes who are helping to shape and guide the development of the Good Men in Sport campaign. Good Men in Sport is an initiative of content, activations and education, featuring elite athletes discussing and redefining the idea of what it means to be a man today and the legacies they want to leave.

  • Ron Andruff – NHL Alumni

  • Sam Baldoni - Man Enough

  • Ward Bullard - Stanford Athletics

  • Mike Geddes - streetfootballworld

  • Jeremy Gunn - Stanford Men’s Soccer

  • Eric Heitmann – NFL Alumni

  • Tim Hightower – NFL Alumni

  • Tolu Lawrence – Tolu & Co

  • Amobi Okugo - Pro Soccer Player, CEO of Frugal Athlete

  • Joanne Pasternack – Service Now

  • Gina Scott - NFLPA

  • Brian Sisco – The Representation Project

  • Dele Sobomehin - Team Esface

  • Kirk Souder - enso

  • Jim Thompson - Positive Coaches Alliance

  • Jamie Zaninovich – Pac-12 Conference

Good Men in Sport highlights how sport can play an invaluable role in championing the positive impact men can have, both individually and collectively. 

The Men's Initiative conducts leading-edge transitional work with men and male-dominated cultures including veterans, the protective services and sports with a focus on athletes-in-transition. In 2018, the leaders of The Men’s Initiative - Drs. John Izzo, David Kuhl and Duncan Shields - brought together experts in areas of men's issues, creative impact, brand strategy and sports for good to explore the role and identity of men in society and culture. Understanding the power of sport and how it could be a catalyst in creating worldwide conversation, the trio created Good Men in Sport.

“This is an exciting time to redefine what it means to be a man. Using the power of sports, we’re building a culture of aspirational masculinity by tapping into the hearts of athletes, their coaches and mentors, and the people they influence. We’re inspiring men to become better on and off the field. Athletes are role models in society and when they talk about connecting with their masculinity in a positive way, this gives permission for other men to reflect on the best they can be,” said Dr. Izzo.

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