BIRMINGHAM, USA | ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ JULY 7-17, 2022

Community Initiatives

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THE WORLD GAMES 2022 EXPERIENCE

DELIVERED BY SHIPT

As the countdown to The World Games 2022 continues, the Birmingham Organizing Committee is excited to launch The World Games 2022 Experience with a new look! Sponsored by Shipt, the traveling vehicle features safe, interactive exhibits including photo opportunities and a trivia challenge where guests have the chance to win prizes. All the activities are free, open to all ages and designed with COVID-related safety precautions in place.


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LIVE HEALTHY, PLAY GLOBAL

Education Program

PRESENTED BY BLUE CROSS AND BLUE SHIELD OF ALABAMA

The World Games 2022 and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama have proudly developed the Live Healthy, Play Global program – a first-of-its-kind education initiative featuring relevant resources inspired by The World Games 2022. The program was developed by a team of educators and community partners. 

The goal of the Live Healthy, Play Global program is to support a physically active Birmingham, ensuring that students engage in physical activity, see the importance of traditional sports values, and benefit from the enhancement of physical education and social studies curriculums inspired by The World Games 2022. 

The program will provide students with the opportunity to play sports featured in The World Games 2022 through a partnership with the “Let’s Move” initiative. Initial sports will include Korfball, Floorball and Flying Disc. It will also provide classroom resources and activities that will connect The World Games 2022 with physical education, social studies and athletics, as well as provide professional development opportunities for educators.


HEALTHY EATING, ACTIVE LIVING PROGRAM

PRESENTED BY ICON HMC

ICON Health will design a Healthy Eating, Active Living (H.E.A.L) Program component for citizens across the Southeast in an effort to leverage the energy The World Games 2022 bring to neighboring communities. The South is known for higher obesity rates, higher mortality rates, as well as low morbidity rates (quality of life) due to documented sedentary lifestyles. The World Games 2022 represents an amazing opportunity to engage communities to eat healthier, and choose physical activity regimens to  stay engaged during and post- game activities. This initiative will kick off with a 5K in downtown Birmingham. 



WORLD OF OPPORTUNITY

VENDOR PROGRAM

The World of Opportunity program connects local, diverse businesses in Birmingham and the greater metropolitan area to compete for opportunities to provide goods and services for The World Games 2022.

The program provides direct access to future work with The World Games 2022 in a variety of categories, including transportation services, event production, security, promotional items, merchandise, sports equipment, food service, technology, printing, medical supplies, event equipment, waste removal, construction services and more.


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SUSTAINABILITY INITIATIVES


PRESENTED BY VULCAN MATERIALS COMPANY

The Birmingham Organizing Committee has developed a Sustainability Program presented by Vulcan Materials Company that is designed to ensure The Games have a lasting positive environmental impact on the host city of Birmingham. Initiatives include:

  • Tree Planting to both beautify the city and positively impact air quality, in partnership with Trees Birmingham.
  • Solar Energy Stations installed around the Opening & Closing Ceremonies. The Solar Energy Stations will be created by local solar developer, EnPower Solutions.
  • Repurposing of Signage as either garden compost or in the creation of totes or art pieces.
  • Food Rescue which will allow partner Grace Klein to provide food to Birmingham’s hungry.
  • Zero-Waste Venue in partnership with Field Culture Compost to represent the first ever no-waste venue event in Alabama history.


INITIATIVE FOR DISABILITY INCLUSION & ACCESS


PRESENTED BY DRUMMOND COMPANY INC.

Through the leadership and partnership of the Lakeshore Foundation, The World Games 2022 is creating a legacy for accessibility and inclusivity of The Games and future Birmingham area events. The Initiative for Disability Inclusion and Access presented by Drummond Company Inc. will focus on making The Games more inclusive of adapted sports, athletes, fans and experiences for people with a disability. The Initiative’s mission is for The Games to be inclusive and accessible for all by establishing a legacy for disability inclusion in multi-sport events.


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