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Stephen Ross' RISE Begins Initiative To Increase Pro Athlete Voter Registration

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 09 / 25 / 17

The Ross Initiative in Sports for Equality, founded by Dolphins Owner Stephen Ross, is "launching a new initiative called RISE to Vote, a year-long campaign that kicks off" today with the goal of "registering as many professional athletes as possible," according to Marissa Payne of the WASHINGTON PO...

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