The AVP is proud to team up with the Ross Initiative in Sports for Equality (RISE), a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting understanding, respect and equality. Thousands of athletes, coaches and fans across the world have taken the #RISEtoWIN pledge in an effort to advance race relations through the unifying power of sport. AVP athletes April Ross, Geena Urango, Casey Patterson, Jake Gibb, Emily Day, Phil Dalhausser, Lane Carico, Todd Rogers, Nicole Branagh, Jen Kessy, Jennifer Fopma and Sean Rosenthal are doing their part to end discrimination and harassment. Join them and take the pledge at