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Aug 7, 2014

American Racer Jacobsen Participates In Youth Assembly At The United Nations

Patrick "P.J." Jacobsen (left), an American who races in the FIM Supersport World Championship, speaking during The Youth Assembly at The United Nations on Thursday.

PATRICK JACOBSEN PARTICIPATED IN THE YOUTH ASSEMBLY AT THE UNITED NATIONS TO DISCUSS CREATING POSITIVE CHANGE THROUGH SPORTS

August 7, 2014 (New York, NY) – Today, Patrick “PJ” Jacobsen, 21, Montgomery, NY participated in The Youth Assembly at the United Nations. The topic of this year’s Youth Assembly was to Unite Youth through Arts, Culture, Sports and Travel for the United Nations Post-2015 Development Agenda.

Jacobsen was a member of a panel that discussed Creating Positive Change through Sports. The panel included additional athletes and was moderated by Simon Hill, EVP & Director of Global Initiatives at SPORTS195, the global sports network. A recording of the panel will be available at www.webtv.un.org.

The Youth Assembly at the United Nations brings together over 500 youth leaders from around the world and is the largest youth leadership event on the United Nations’ annual calendar. Over the course of the assembly, the youth leaders heard from numerous panel participants and took part in workshops, all with the purpose of giving them the tools to create and inspire change within their local communities upon their return home.

PJ Jacobsen is a professional motorcycle racer for the [FIM Supersport World Championship]. Through his love of motorcycle racing, he has traveled the world as an ambassador of excellence, sportsmanship, and mutual cooperation with everyone whom he has encountered.

PJ is ranked as the 7th best motorcycle racer in the [FIM Supersport World Championship]. With his current team, the Czech Republic’s Intermoto Ponyexpres, he has had the great fortune to travel to Indonesia, Italy, Ireland, England, Portugal, Dubai, and Holland to spread his commitment to self-improvement and the love of his sport.

PJ earned his first National Grand Championship at only five years old. This title for the 50cc Class was the first of over 30 National Championships that he would earn before going pro.

The beginning of his professional racing career was in America's AMA. He earned many honors and podium appearances while racing in several different classes. As a dirt track racer he earned Saddleman’s Rookie of the Year distinction. He won trophies at such illustrious venues as Daytona and Indianapolis International Raceways.

PJ spent time racing in the prestigious MotoGP Academy, based in Spain. He has the honor of being the first American ever chosen to take part in this circuit. Additionally, he is the first American to earn a podium position in the Spanish Championship.

SPORTS195, the organizer of the sports portion of the Youth Assembly, thanks all of the panel participants for joining the discussion on this important topic. SPORTS195 will work with each of the panel participants to ensure they continue creating and inspiring positive change through sports in their communities and around the world. For more information on SPORTS195, please visit www.corporate.sport195.com