We live in a world of the polytheistic worship of athletes. We celebrate heroism on the field and demand integrity off the field. This panel is going to explore the symbiosis of living and playing with compassion along with the challenges associated with such an approach from the perspective of athletes, corporate and foundation leadership. In the midst of adversity, chaos and unpredictability in the world, athletes have utilized their platform to make community in their own image, to advance a social justice agenda and to promote healthy lifestyles. We will distill the characteristics of athleticism, kindness and leadership to study where they overlap and how we can repair the world.