The first annual Laureus Foundation USA Summit, on the 100th birthday of Nelson Mandela, featured legendary athletes from all over the world, united by the power of sport
By Bryan Kitch
On the Invictus panel? None other than Sean Fitzpatrick, who was the team captain for New Zealand in that fateful 1995 final (now, Fitzpatrick serves as Laureus Academy Chairman), and Bryan Habana, who watched the game as a teenager, and later grew up to become perhaps the best rugby player in the history of South Africa (Habana also serves as a Laureus Ambassador).
Thanks very much to Laureus Foundation USA and ESPN for putting it together — not only was it inspirational, but also a great day for networking and building relationships with an international community committed to harnessing the power of sport for good.