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A Tribute to Rommel Padanou
Two weeks before the opening ceremonies of the 1997 World Scholar-Athlete Games, I received a call from a Peace Corps volunteer in Gabon, on the west coast of Central Africa. Since the inaugural World Scholar-Athlete Games in 1993, the Peace Corps has helped us identify outstanding scholar athletes and scholar artists, particularly from African countries. [...]

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There are many exciting ways to get involved with the institute!


The Institute gratefully accepts gifts to:

You may direct your gift to any of the above categories.  In addition, some may wish to donate on behalf of a participant of the Games or the Summit.  Please contact the Institute to make these arrangements. All contributions are tax-deductible.

Check - Please mail your check to:
Institute for International Sport
3045 Kingstown Road
PO Box 1710
Kingston, RI 02881

Credit card - Please contact us via e-mail and we will call you to make your tax-deductible credit card gift over the phone. 

Online - Please access our on-line giving form to make your tax-deductible online contribution. You may also make an online contribution via PayPal.

Securities - The Institute for International Sport gratefully accepts gifts of stock.  Please call Dan Doyle for transfer instructions.


Registration for coaches, instructors and volunteers for the 2011 World Scholar-Athlete Games, which includes the World Youth Peace Summit is now open.
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Adopt a Scholar-Athlete/Scholar-Artist

Since 1997, the Adopt-a-Scholar Program has given athletes and artists from around the world with the opportunity to attend the Games. The participants who receive "adoption funding" would otherwise be unable to attend the program.
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Nominate as many qualified young people as you wish to attend the World-Scholar Athlete Games and World Youth Peace Summit.
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The Institute for International Sport welcomes partnership proposals. For more information on submitting your proposal and the various levels of sponsorship, please contact Paz Magat (
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Legacy Opportunities

In the months leading up to the and 2011 World Scholar-Athlete Games and World Youth Peace Summit, the Institute is pleased to offer two extraordinary philanthropic legacy opportunities:

  • The naming of the Institute i.e. The (Name of Individual or Family) Institute for International Sport.
  • The naming of the Center for Social Entrepreneurship i.e. The (Name of Individual or Family) Center for Social Entrepreneurship.

If you have interest in either or both of these opportunities, please email Dan Doyle at  Dan will arrange to speak with you personally to provide full details.

"I have spent a good portion of my life involved with philanthropic initiatives. These two naming opportunities are two of the finest I have ever observed in terms of making an impact and creating a lasting legacy." - Alan Hassenfeld, Chair, 2011 World Scholar-Athlete Games and World Youth Peace Summit and Chair, Executive Committee, Hasbro Inc.