UofL program promotes the power of sports to address social ills


    LOUISVILLE, Ky. – A new program at the University of Louisville that seeks to bring about positive social change through sports will host three public events April 13 and 15.

    Louisville IDEALS—an initiative within UofL’s Department of Health & Sport Sciences to promote the power of sports for personal development and social change—is collaborating with the Muhammad Ali Institute for Peace & Justice to offer the Olympian IDEALS Festival. IDEALS is an acronym for Innovation, Development, Engagement and Advancement of Literacy through Sport.

    Festival events will bring together university students, professors, policymakers, community agencies and youth for a series of free, public exhibits and discussions. They are:

    Cindy Hess
    Cindy Hess has more than 30 years of experience in communications, marketing and investor relations, including more than a decade at UofL. She is "sort of" retired but happy to come back to the Office of Communications and Marketing to help with special projects and assignments.