Our Mission


The Inclusion Playbook is a Sports Impact project led by civil rights advocate and former Division 1 athlete Ashland Johnson with the goal of empowering social change agents to transform communities in and through sports. 


Who We Are


We are a collaborative network of athletes, sports equity experts, and social justice advocates who believe in the power of sports to transform individuals, communities, and movements. As former elite athletes and sports professionals, we also bring an understanding and appreciation of sports culture. 


Who We Work With


Our services help leaders in sports, government, education, and social justice movements leverage their social responsibility resources, and initiatives for greater returns— both for their sports organizations and for their communities.

We envision a world where all communities are emboldened and empowered to transform society in and through sports. ​

What sets us apart?

We know sports

We are former athletes and sports professionals who know, understand, and believe in the power of athletic spaces.


We know social justice

We are seasoned civil rights and inclusion advocates with established relationships in social justice communities.



We know policy

We have the expertise to provide independent policy and legislative analysis.

Transform your community, create socially equitable spaces, build meaningful community partnerships, and amplify your social impact in and through sports.

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