Sports
About

Sports play a key role in empowering a community, providing both health and wellness impacts, as well as important teamwork, education, confidence, and leadership training. Sports can be the key to turning around a village or a student, and Resolution Fellows are using sports and sports methodologies to generate resuts today.

Sports play a key role in empowering a community, providing both health and wellness impacts, as well as important teamwork, education, confidence, and leadership training. Sports can be the key to turning around a village or a student, and Resolution Fellows are using sports and sports methodologies to generate resuts today.

Project Dream Miles

Yesh's venture, Project Dream Miles, uses running and technology to create local social change. We are creating a run-tracking app, DreamRun, that lets runners easily connect with sponsors and raise money for local charities. Every mile logged on the app will raise money for a local nonprofit. We have partnered with local charities in the DC area that have proven their community impact, and we are launching our app in the near future.

Yeshwant Chillakuru

Yeshwant is currently a sophomore at The George Washington University majoring in economics and biology in the 7 Year BA/MD Program. As a runner for over 5 years, he started Project Dream Miles to use running and technology to support local nonprofits making a tangible impact in the community. Aside from working on Project Dream Miles, Yesh is an undergraduate research at the GW School of Medicine, studying embryonic developmental and a volunteer EMT in Prince George's County, MD.

Isthmus Adaptive Wheelchair Basketball Initiative

Derek and Sally are launching a junior wheelchair basketball team and a suite of programs for the children to help with their personal and athletic development along with a support network for the families.  They will also hold public demonstrations of wheelchair basketball to build awareness and promote the participants as confident and able individuals.  Derek, himself an amputee and wheelchair basketball player with experience in this league, has a huge personal passion for these teams, as well as real insights into how to build a fantastic team as the nucleus for an impactful venture. 

Derek Hoot

Derek is a student at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign majoring in Political Science and working towards an Arabic minor. He plays wheelchair basketball at a collegiate level and have been a right-leg amputee since he was six years old. Derek began playing wheelchair basketball in 7th grade on a Madison, Wisconsin-based team called the Mad City Badgers. When he graduated high school, the team disbanded due to lack of funds and recruits.

Play it On

Play It On works to improve intercultural understanding through sports. The organization believes that sports and play is the ultimate facilitator of mutual bonds between people giving them a unique opportunity to connect. In the process of creating intercultural exchanges, Play It On also improves the conditions to play for children all over the world. Over the last 2,5 year the organization has reached more than 5.000 children.

Play Forward

Vanessa Picker and Leah Costanzo developed the Venture Play Forward, with the goal of combining sports and mentorship to build confidence and self-esteem in disadvantaged Australian youth, including those from indigenous populations.