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Partnering with US Soccer, the U.S. State Department sent former Women’s National Team Players Tracey Noonan and Shannon MacMillan to a sports envoy program in Guatemala.
Partnering with the NBA and WNBA and working closely with U.S. Embassy Athens, the U.S. State Department sent basketball envoys to Athens and Thessaloníki in Greece.
Working with the U.S. Embassy in Rabat, the U.S. State Department dispatched two former U.S. Women’s National Team players and one former coach to Morocco for a sports envoy program.
Partnering with the WNBA and NBA, the U.S. State Department invited two former professional basketball players, Edna Campbell and Bo Outlaw, to work with young athletes in the Republic of the Congo.
As part of the “Empowering Women and Girls Through Sports Initiative,” the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team took to the soccer field with Japanese girls in Sendai, Japan on March 27.
Sports Envoys Sam Perkins and Dikembe Mutombo traveled to South Sudan in October 2011 to lead a series of basketball clinics and teambuilding exercises with young people ages 12-25.
Partnering with the NBA and WNBA, the U.S. Department of State sent legends Sam Vincent and Andrea Stinson as well as NBA clinician Marty Conlon to Jordan in July.
As a Public Diplomacy Envoy, Major League Baseball Hall of Famer Cal Ripken, Jr. traveled throughout Japan to spread goodwill through baseball.
In coordination with US Soccer, the State Department sent former soccer stars Tony Sanneh and Kate Markgraf to Ethiopia.
Former U.S. Men’s National Soccer Team player Tony Sanneh and former U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team player Danielle Slaton traveled to Malaysia.