Horizon League announces "We Are All One Team" platform

July 10, 2020
Detroit Mercy men's soccer student-athlete Bennett Brooks photographed during a game at Titan Field.

The Horizon League's graphic for We Are All OneThe Horizon League is launching the “We Are All One Team” platform to provide student-athletes with an even greater role in responding to a variety of social issues. The platform is designed to expand and amplify the Horizon League’s commitment to unity, service, learning and engagement.

“We Are All One Team” will provide a voice for the Horizon League, its members and student-athletes in a dynamic and unified way, and is built on the notion that although schools and student-athletes compete against each other, through a commitment to stewardship and respect, and by working together, we can create meaningful and impactful change.

"As student athletes in the Horizon League, it is our duty to not only promote diversity and inclusion, but also to recognize how racism has negatively impacted minorities and especially black citizens,” said University of Detroit Mercy men’s soccer student-athlete Bennett Brooks. “During these uncertain times, it is vital we work together to continue to be vocal allies in support of justice and equality. The ‘We Are All One Team’ platform will spread this message and most importantly, act on it. As leaders, we have an opportunity to engage in safe practices to keep everyone healthy, and use our platform to make a difference on our teams, our campuses, and in our communities."

Read the Horizon League's release in its entirety here.