Sportz Village gets recognition for driving social change through play and sports education, bags two awards at ESG India Awards 2021Chennai,

Sportz Village gets recognition for driving social change through play and sports education, bags two awards at ESG India Awards 2021Chennai,

December 14, 2021: Sportz Village, India’s largest youth sports platform, won two awards at the ESG Summit & Awards 2021 held on Dec 10th. Sportz Village and Sportz Village Foundation qualified and won two prominent awards under “ESG Innovation in Sports Education” and “Driving Social Change Through Sports” categories respectively for contributions towards sports enablement and sports education for children/youth through its unique organisational and corporate-backed initiatives.

The ESG summit served as a knowledge-sharing platform for ESG (Environmental, Social & Governance) stakeholders, followed by an award ceremony that recognized business leaders and organizations for their continuing commitment in developing best ESG practices and strategies. The virtual meet hosted leaders from organizations like Flipkart, UltraTech Cement, Infosys Limited, Blue Dart, L&T etc who discussed ideas to develop a shared vision, strategy, and approach to best ESG practices. Parminder Gill, Co-Founder – Sportz Village, was one of the prominent speakers at the summit. He focussed on how businesses can link their ‘purpose and profit’ and emphasized how Sportz Village as a brand aims to make the world a better place by focussing on ways to encourage play and sports for physical fitness.

Commenting on the recognition, Parminder Gill said “We are elated to be acknowledged for helping drive measurable social change in the areas of health, education, and empowerment – through sport. I would like to thank our partner organizations – viz. corporates, brands, state governments, schools, and communities across the country – who back our mission of getting more and more children to play.” He added, “Since playing sport is directly linked to the improved physical and emotional health of children and youth, any investment by the businesses towards creating ‘sporting opportunities’ within the communities helps them meet their sustainability goals and set their ESG agenda into action.”

 Sportz Village has been working very closely with leading businesses/ brands like HCL, Decathlon, Boost, Red Bull, DXC Technologies – to help reduce the barriers to access sport for children, girls, and youth – through their social marketing, employee volunteering, CSR, and sustainability programs.

 About Sportz Village:S

portz Village is the world’s largest youth sports platform that is trying to make the world a better place with an aim to get 100 million children to play sports. Established in 2003, Sportz Village’s philosophy is pillared on improving the health and fitness of children and getting everyone to experience the magic of sports. Sports is a powerful tool that breaks down all the barriers and helps one truly unleash his/her potential, both physically and mentally. At Sportz Village, we believe in making sports an integral part of everyone’s lifestyle right from early years, thus building a healthier, happier and fitter generation. To achieve the same, we design-develop-execute physical education and training programs, grassroot sports programs, brand-led sports programs for consumer engagement and CSR through our vast network of schools, colleges, academies, brands, federations and corporates. Sports Village is working with over 1,200 schools across 250 locations and covering over 7,00,000 children. (