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Allyson Felix

Track & Field

The most decorated Track & Field athlete of all time, Allyson Felix retired from the sport in 2022. Felix is not only a successful athlete but an inspiring activist who uses her platform and voice to advocate for women’s issues like maternal health and girls’ empowerment. She is the Co-Founder of Saysh, a running shoe made for and by women. Since joining Right To Play as an ambassador in 2011, she has made numerous trips to Right To Play programs including to Uganda and Mozambique to see the power of play’s impact first-hand. As a member of the Right To Play USA board, she is one of our most ardent athlete supporters.

“I get to run for a living and that’s great. But the work that Right to Play does is much more important. I remember going to a refugee camp in Lebanon and speaking to a girl who had set up a soccer league. Just seeing the confidence was amazing.”