Update

UNAIDS announces President of CONCACAF as first recipient of the “Protect the Goal” Award for the Diaspora

22 October 2013

The President of the North, Central America, and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF), Jeffrey Webb, will be the recipient of the 2013 UNAIDS “Protect the Goal” Special Award for the Diaspora. The announcement was made during the opening of the 2013 CONCACAF Sports Summit taking place in the Cayman Island.

The “Protect the Goal” Award ceremony will take place on 15 January 2014 in Dakar, Senegal during the fourth Pan-African Youth Leadership Summit. Mr Webb will be honored for his exceptional work in using sport to advocate for social development.

The “Protect the Goal” campaign aims to raise awareness of HIV and mobilize young people to commit to HIV prevention. The special award highlights the value of football as a tool for social change. It emphasizes the importance of social responsibility and features individuals and organizations that play an important role in promoting social good and advocacy for HIV awareness and prevention through sport.

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CONCACAF is committed to working with the popularity of football to effect positive change in society. Advocacy for HIV prevention efforts in the community both in our region and the world is a vital part of that mission. We are proud that our commitment in this area has been recognized.

President of the North, Central America, and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF), Jeffrey Webb