Kids in the Game Earns Recognition in 2021 Real Leaders Impact Awards

Kids in the Game earns spot in top 150 impact companies

New York City, NY, January 13, 2021 – Real Leaders is thrilled to announce the newly selected winners of its 2021 “Top Impact Companies” from around the world. 

Since 2010, Real Leaders has been the premier source for recognizing organizations that are making a positive social or environmental impact. The list recognizes companies of all sizes. 

Kids in the Game is excited to announce that we are a Real Leaders Impact 2021 Award Winner. The past year will go down as one of the toughest in Kids in the Game history. However, amongst the hardship, our organization has been able to rise to the occasion to keep our impact alive and well. In 2020, we were officially awarded our B Corp certification, kept our kids moving during over 800 hours of virtual programming and welcomed back sports, camp and school programs in a safe and meaningful way for thousands of families. We are honored to have won this award, but our work does not stop here.

“These top impact companies prove that businesses can thrive by being a force for good’ said Mark Van Ness, Founder of Real Leaders. “They are the Real Leaders of the New Economy” added Van Ness.

The 2021 award winners include game-changers such as: Tesla, Beyond Meat, Patagonia and 147 other well-respected impact brands of all sizes and from a variety of industries. To view the full list, click here.

“We feel honored to have been chosen through a rigorous selection process,” said Matt Murphy, CEO. “Our long term focus on providing quality sport and creative play programs for all kids in New York City, regardless what neighborhood they are growing up in has been a huge part of achieving this award.”

Matt Murphy, CEO of Kids in the Game

A special ceremony will be held on January 27th, 2021 to honor the winners and will include key impact speakers featuring Seth Goldman, Chairman of Beyond Meat and a musical performance from Michael Franti, world-renowned musician and activist.

             Seth Goldman (L) Chairman of the Board, Beyond Meat &                                              Michael Franti (R)  Musician and Activist


Real Leaders is the world’s first business and sustainable leadership magazine and serves a community of visionaries, collaborating to regenerate our world. Its mission is to inspire better leaders for a better world. Real Leaders is a Certified B-Corp and signatory in the United Nations Global Compact (an advocate for achieving the global goals for sustainable development).

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