Northwestern Huddle Up
2023 Power of Sport Gala Tickets

Hosted in partnership with The 24th Annual Player Networking Event and Athlife, our panel of experts had a data-fueled discussion on progress, setbacks and policy-oriented solutions on the NFL's efforts to diversify its coaching ranks.

Super Bowl Panel
MLB Spring Training with five teams and the Institute

Student-Athlete Leadership Day in Las Vegas, NV during Super Bowl weekend! In partnership with AthLife and The 24th Annual Players Networking event, we hosted over 100 young people preparing for life beyond sport.

New Hire - Whitney Tarver

In this inaugural role, Tarver will lead the organization’s fundraising efforts and help steward prospects to support the vision and goals of the Institute.

2023 Power of Sport Honorees
Jemele Hill, Leah Wilcox, Keith Harrison

We had an extraordinary night at the 2023 Power of Sport Gala! With over 250 guests, we laughed, we cried, and we danced all in celebration of some incredible change makers and the transcendent power of sport.

Richard Lapchick's - Lack of diversity in college sports
Richard Lapchick in a suit for an Espys award announcement.

Institute Founder & President named sole recipient of this year's Stuart Scott ENSPIRE Award. He will be honored at The Espys in Los Angeles on July 12, 2023.

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We Believe. . .

In the transcendent power of sport to change the world.  We unleash that power by educating, empowering, and inspiring individuals, organizations, and the global community to live their values in standing up for equity, inclusion, and social justice.


In sport, the huddle is a powerful symbol of togetherness, a place where teammates convene to reinforce their union, challenge & support one another, and communicate strategy. In the huddle, teammates forget past set-backs, galvanize conviction, and always have a unified front against the opponent.

Huddle Up hosts all Institute programs: Huddle Up for Gender Violence Prevention, Huddle Up for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, & Belonging, Huddle Up for Leadership Development, and Huddle Up for Social Justice. JOIN OUR HUDDLE!

Huddle Up trainings are driven by active learning strategies that maximize interactive dialogue and enhance participant learning. Virtual or in-person trainings are available.

As former athletes, Huddle Up training facilitators have an insiders’ understanding of sport culture combined with over 50 years of lessons learned on the most impactful strategies to address gender violence, diversity and inclusion, and transformational leadership.

Huddle Up is a leadership-infused model of primary prevention.

Huddle Up training facilitators introduce and develop the bystander approach to prevention and have thousands of hours of “on-the-ground” experience of implementing this strategy in high schools, colleges, and professional sports.

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