ESPN Built to Play dedicated a multifunctional sports space in Sydney, Australia, on Thursday, Feb. 28; the eighth build globally. The space was refurbished with the help of community residents, and ESPN and Disney employees, and will provide a safe place to play for the community. Sport for development organizations will deliver ongoing programming on the new space, using the power of sports to educate young people on key local issues.
"At ESPN, we believe that sport has the ability to transform lives, and we are committed to providing resources to enable kids in Sydney to play sports," said Haydn Arndt, General Manager, ESPN ANZ and Disney Media Distribution. "We anticipate impacting over 3,500 children ranging in age from 5 to 21 through regular programming at the PCYC Mt. Druitt to help combat social issues such as drug and alcohol abuse, gender equity and health and wellness."
To watch a recap of the event, click here.