Jane Rumball, Canadian Rower
Rumball recently returned from Kampala, Uganda, where she visited the field as an Athlete Ambassador for Right To Play.
On her time in Kampala: "I was in Uganda for five days and the majority of the time was spent visiting the various projects in Kampala and the Nakivale refugee camp near Mbarrara. We played with the kids, met with various leaders and visited organizations like the Ugandan National Association of the Blind and the Ugandan Society for Disabled Children to see firsthand how Right To Play partners with them to help children deal with the many challenges that face them."
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Perdita Felicien, Canadian hurdler
Perdita Felicien pledged to raise $7,000 by the end of her 2009 season for Right To Play, contributing $12.46, the equivalent to her personal best in the 100m hurdles, every time she races. An Athlete Ambassador for Right To Play since 2007, the 28-year-old wanted to take her involvement to another level. "I want to do more than just be a name or go to the sponsor dinners and sign autographs," she says. "I decided to put my money where my mouth is."
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Beckie Scott, Canadian Olympian
"I think athletes in particular recognize the importance of sport for development because it's where we all got our start," said two-time Olympic medalist Beckie Scott. Scott is the Special Adviser to Right To Play for Western Canada.
"The thought of a child somewhere in the world that does not have that opportunity … to engage in sport is really something that strikes a chord," Scott said.