America past time that has to be experienced is baseball and there no better place to watch your first game then the Wrigley Stadium. You feel the history as you walk in with the fans. Seeing the Cubs hit a home run in their first inning can only be the good luck they will need for the rest of the season.
Baseball is amazing sport, not only because of the test match cricket tactics of the sport but the atmosphere the fans create. Baseball is about bringing your life to the ball park. You will have a die hard fan behind you – shouting out all the plays and abusing any of the players not doing well, the suited fans on your left talking about business while they close their latest deal, the couple going on their first date on your right and the family with their kids sitting in front of you.
Baseball is all about bringing your life to the ball park, enjoying the game, always eating a hot dog – preferably Kosher in my case – and remember life goes on after the last innings!
Updated: well I must have brought the cubs a lot of luck – winning the World Series!
Harris is board member for the Prince's Trust Mosaic initiative. He was appointed as Mosaic’s first honorary patron and was awarded the prestigious Beacon Award for Philanthropy Advocate 2013 for raising £1m within 12 months for various charities working in deprived communities in the UK, becoming the youngest and first Muslim to receive this honour. He now serves as a judge for the awards.
Harris is the co-founder of the Naz Legacy Foundation, which aims to enhance educational excellence and positive integration. It was established in memory of his late father, Naz Bokhari OBE, the first Asian/Muslim head teacher in the UK. The Foundation was honoured to be awarded the Big Society Award 2014 by the Prime Minister. Harris is also an ambassador for the British Asian Trust.
Harris’s interfaith work has included organising the first ever engagement event between national community, women and youth leaders from the Jewish and Muslim communities meeting with the new Chief Rabbi in Finchley Kinloss Synagogue. Harris was one of the first Muslims to be invited to the Chief Rabbi’s installation ceremony and was selected to be an Ariane De Rothschild fellow, in partnership with Cambridge University’s Judge Business School and King’s College. Harris also organised the first youth interfaith iftar at Lambeth Palace, which brought together the Archbishop of Canterbury, Chief Rabbi, Mayor of London and over 100 youth leaders from each of London’s boroughs – representing all faiths and none.
Harris was awarded an OBE in Her Majesty’s Birthday Honours List for services for young people and interfaith relations; named as one of 40 people in finance who goes further for good causes by Financial News Extra Mile List; and named as one of London’s most influential figures by the Evening Standard’s Progress 1000 list.
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