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About the Conference

The Sport at the Service of Humanity Second Regional Conference is an invitation-only gathering bringing together leaders in athletics, education, faith communities, and youth sports as we discuss the power of sport to effect positive change in the world. The event featured speakers, panels, and breakout groups focused on building a global movement to use the power of faith and sports for social good. It was co-sponsored by the West Coast Conference and LA84 Foundation. 

The annual conference grew out of an initiative launched by the Vatican’s Pontifical Council for Culture, which held the first global conference in 2016. That event included two days of intensive conversation among a variety of stakeholders, focused on how sport and faith can drive positive social change. The discussion centered around three themes: inspiration, inclusion, and involvement, and how sports participation and fandom can build and nurture all three.

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About Sport at the Service of Humanity (SSH)

Inspired by His Holiness Pope Francis, Sport at the Service of Humanity is a global movement dedicated to promoting the positive values of ALL faith and sport to unite communities, inspire youth and better serve humanity. Sport at the Service of Humanity was launched in October 2016 when the Pontifical Council for Culture hosted the first global conference on Faith & Sport at the Vatican. This gathering brought together global thought leaders and influencers from different religions, sports organizations and businesses to discuss how faith and sport could work together for the betterment of the world. For more information visit http://www.sportforhumanity.com/

About Loyola Marymount University

Located between the Pacific Ocean and downtown Los Angeles, Loyola Marymount University, the University of Silicon Beach, is ranked in the top 10 percent of higher education institutions nationally by The Wall Street Journal. Founded in 1911, LMU is a Catholic, Jesuit, and Marymount university with more than 6,100 undergraduate students and more than 3,000 graduate and law students. LMU offers 58 undergraduate majors and 53 minor programs, along with 46 master’s degree programs, one education doctorate, one juris doctorate, one doctorate of juridical science and 13 credential/authorization programs. LMU’s intercollegiate athletics teams compete in the West Coast Conference with 22 Division I and varsity sports. 

Conference Sponsors

Thank you to our generous sponsors.

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Major Sponsors

  • LA84 Foundation
  • West Coast Conference

Facilities Sponsor

  • Big East Conference

Meal Sponsors

  • The Aspire Group
  • Brigham Young University Athletics Department
  • The Drollinger Family Charitable Foundation
  • Gonzaga University
  • Loyola Marymount University Campus Ministry
  • University of San Diego Athletics Department
  • University of San Francisco 
  • Van Wagner Sports and Entertainment

Conference and In-Kind Sponsors

  • Adidas
  • The Drollinger Family Charitable Foundation
  • The Halper Family Foundation
  • LMU Athletics
  • LMU Campus Digital Graphics by ARO
  • LMU Marketing and Communications