BLACK PLAYERS FOR CHANGE ANNOUNCE ELECTION OF KEY OFFICIALS
Black Players for Change Announced Election of Key Officials
Black Players for Change (BPC) announced today the election of officials to fill key positions on the organization’s executive board. The results were welcomed by outgoing BPC Executive Director, Justin Morrow.
“It’s been a pleasure to serve as Executive Director for BPC, a role which has significantly changed my life for the better,” shared Morrow, as he makes his transition to a Black Players For Change Legacy member. “I’m so excited for us to take this next step in our development as a sustainable organization. It’s the right time for these proven leaders to build upon the foundation we have established as the platform for the voice of Black players in our league. What we’ve created is unbreakable and I’ll continue to support the legacy we are leaving as I transition into a front-office role at Toronto FC, and beyond,” concluded Morrow.
Co-Founder & President – Earl Edwards Jr. , New England Revolution:
“Being elected president by my peers is truly an honor. Over the last couple years many of us have been dedicated to shifting the culture of our league with encouraging results. This election is another evolution of BPC; reaffirming that our organization was built to create long term, sustainable change. It’s a privilege to be one of many leaders in our group as we continue to fight for a brighter future for Black players, and equality throughout our league and communities.”
Co-Founder & Vice President – Jeremy Ebobisse, San Jose Earthquakes:
“This election represents our continued efforts to ensure BPC’s organizational sustainability. As players begin to move on and take their next steps in life, it is important that the new group of leaders continue to build BPC’s standing and impact to leave the organization better for those to come.”
Co-Founder & Treasurer – Jalil Anibaba, Nashville FC:
“We’ve continued to make strides internally to increase our efficiency as an organization. A lot of people within BPC have dedicated endless hours to the cause. Furthermore, my role continues to simply be about doing my part to push for change.”
Secretary – Drake Callendar, Inter Miami CF:
“BPC has made an impact from the day of its origin in 2020 and continues to exhibit excellence in the community and beyond. I’m honored to have been selected for this role and given the opportunity to work alongside the individuals who have built BPC from the ground up.”
Founder & Interim Executive Director – Quincy Amarikwa, Free Agent
“I’m excited to be a part of this next chapter of growth for BPC. Learning that my name was not only put forward by the board, but that I was elected for this position is humbling. It is an honor to continue to work to elevate and amplify the vision, mission and legacy of BPC. What we’ve accomplished thus far is only possible because of the dedication and commitment of our current and founding members.”
Other notable mentions are Jacori Hayes who has been elected into the BPC Executive Board following the transition of Ike Opara, Kei Kamara and Kendall Watson in Black Players For Change Legacy members.
About Black Players For Change
Black Players for Change (BPC) is an independent 501(c)(3) organization consisting of over 170+ Black players, coaches and staff of MLS, working to bridge the racial equality gap that exists in society. BPC is committed to tackling the racial injustices that have limited Black people from having an equitable stake in the game of soccer and society. Among the many goals, the organization strives to advance the attention on human rights inequalities from protest to programs, partnerships, and policies that address systemic discrimination. For more information visit www.BlackPlayersForChange.org or follow us on Twitter,Instagram, and Facebook #TogetherThereWillBeChange