The Cleveland Cavaliers are recognized as the premier professional sports organization in delivering unparalleled sports and entertainment experiences fueled by a diverse, equitable, and inclusive culture.
Our Definition of Diversity and Inclusion
Diversity is the collective mixture of our fans, team members, properties, teams and partners characterized by our differences and our similarities.
Inclusion is creating and fostering a trusting environment in which all are respected and engaged in the acceleration of our team priorities (Big Rocks).
Standing against social injustice and discrimination is a core value of our organization and is a major part of our DNA.
Diversity & Inclusion Strategic Platform
Our team members at all levels mirror the demographics of the communities that we live and work in.
We have an inclusive culture in which everyone is treated with dignity and respect.
We provide an equitable experience for all of our fans.
We leverage diversity and inclusion to increase revenue, and create and strengthen partnerships.
We are relevant, trusted, and engaged with all communities.
A Message From Kevin Clayton
VP Diversity, Inclusion
& Community Engagement
Fairness and equality are core values of who I am as a human being. Regardless of race, gender, age, sexual orientation, education, economic status, or any dimension of diversity all people have the right to be treated fairly. I strongly believe that our team members, fans, vendors and partners all bring a unique piece to the Cavs puzzle. It is our responsibility to create a culture where everyone feels that they have the same opportunity to acquire equity and are treated equitably. My why for leading the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion work for the Rock Entertainment Group is simple…we are a better organization and community when all people are treated with humanity.
The IDEAL team is comprised of cross-functional team members who work with the Diversity, Inclusion and Engagement Team to help lead the diversity and inclusion strategy for our organization.
Meet our IDEAL team which is comprised of over thirty internal team members who help drive our organization’s diversity, inclusion and community engagement strategy.
Team Member Resource Groups
Team Member Resource Groups (TMRGs) are an important part of our culture. They are team member led groups that provide support, mentoring, networking and a platform for voicing the ideas and opinions for of team members representing specific dimensions of diversity.
Our TMRGs provide the organization with additional cross functional resources that can be leveraged to create significant value for the organization both internally and externally.
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Join us in this journey and continue to advance this work within your own sphere of influence. We are all in this together.