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
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
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.