“Coaches, players and parents often begin and end with X’s and O’s when determining excellence in sports. This Declaration gets behind the technical and tactical aspects of performance by beginning with the Y’s. It grounds the ensuing discussion and debate about what is good and true in sports in grander purposes related to God, others, self and the world we inhabit. This Declaration offers a wisdom-based approach to thinking about how sports can transform lives over against a transactional approach; i.e., a leadership style which uses the people of sports, all for personal validation, status and identity. I enthusiastically recommend and support such a vision.”

Joe Ehrmann

“I affirm this Declaration and appreciate the framework it creates for the necessary and needed conversations. I have been passionate for and engaged in sport for as long as I can remember, and I resonate with the clarity of which the Declaration describes how sport can be brought to life in and through a proper understanding and context. I am all for the enjoyment of sport as the Declaration describes and embrace the powerful tool and witness it can be for the nations of the world to see genuine Christ followers living out their faith to the glory of God!”

Mark Householder