Lights On! partners with professional sports teams on their social justice initiatives, working toward a more just and equitable society. Recognizing the impact Lights On! can have within our communities, our partners help further the program’s reach and impact by aligning their voices and initiatives with ours. Together we can help foster better understanding and build community.
Our Professional Sports Partnerships
Lights On! is proud to partner with teams as part of the NFL’s Inspire Change social justice initiative, which focuses on reducing barriers to opportunity, particularly in the areas of education and economic development, improving community-police relations and criminal justice reform. Each team has a player-led social justice committee, and Lights On! has been working with the Minnesota Vikings, Jacksonville Jaguars, New England Patriots and San Diego Padres to engage in important conversations with community leaders and public safety officials.
Professional Sports Partner Spotlight
In 2021, Minnesota Vikings running back Alexander Mattison joined former Vikings punter Greg Coleman for a virtual conversation with law enforcement and community leaders to talk about social justice and Lights On!’s impact.