|Ambassador Clyde Rivers and the Mercer Basketball Staff and Team|
Ambassador Clyde Rivers spent the weekend with the Mercer University Basketball Team during their retreat, late October and early November, in Panama City, Florida. The team first caught Ambassador Rivers’ eye when he learned of their program’s emphasis on building integrity, purposeful character and hard work. He was made aware of the fact this team takes these qualities beyond the court into their personal lives. This reveals all the ingredients of living the Golden Rule… “Treat others the way you want to be treated” which is the foundation for the Golden Rule International Award.
Ambassador Rivers reflected, “The team spirit and sportsmanship of this team was representative of young lives determined to make a difference. The model this team represents is outstanding and a true model to be replicated in all sports. I was proud to make Mercer University Basketball our first sports team honored with the Golden Rule International Award. I believe these players and coaching staff will build an even greater platform of excellence with the honor of being World Peace Ambassador. Congratulations and welcome to the movement of Bringing Back the Lost Art of Honor and representing the Golden Rule International around the world.”
Ambassador Rivers is the Representative for the Golden Rule International and the Interfaith Peace-Building Initiative, North American Division to the United Nations – New York. Interfaith Peace-Building Initiative is affiliated with the Department of Public Record (DPI) – United Nations as well as affiliated with the United Religious Initiative (URI), an Interfaith Peace organization. The Golden Rule International Award is now established in 120 nations of the world. This organization seeks out top achievers that live the Golden Rule in their everyday life. This is a new global ethic that the leadership of the Golden Rule International Award, Patron, former President of Ethiopia, Girma Wolde and Ambassador Mussie Hailu have embraced and are promoting globally.