Kevin Carroll Pledges to Play

Kevin is an author of three highly successful books published by ESPN, Disney Press and McGraw-Hill. Newsweek called Kevin’s first book, Rules of The Red Rubber Ball, “…an adult’s version of Dr. Seuss’s Oh, the Places You’ll Go! — a pocket-size guide to finding your way in life.” He has helped turn creative ideas into reality for organizations such as Nike, Starbucks, Walt Disney, Target, Proctor & Gamble, Mattel, and many others. Kevin has dedicated his life to advancing sports and play as a vehicle for social change and success. He was honored to address the United Nations as part of the UN Year of Sports for Development and Peace in 2005 and to host the Beyond Sport Summit & Awards from 2009 thru 2012 featuring Archbishop Desmond Tutu. He is an ongoing advisor and active supporter for many global social innovation organizations. In 2013, Kevin was named by SUCCESS magazine as one of 19 “SEERS — changing the world!”

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