Anna Rice is an official Athlete Ambassador for the non-profit organization called Right To Play. As well as providing advertising for the organization on her tournament shirts, Anna also helps raise funds and awareness for this Sport for Development organization.
WHAT IS RIGHT TO PLAY?
Right To Play is an international humanitarian organization that uses sport and play programs to improve health, develop life skills, and foster peace for children and communities in some of the most disadvantaged areas of the world. Working in both the humanitarian and development context, Right To Play trains local community leaders as coaches who then deliver the organization’s programs in over 20 countries affected by war, poverty, and disease in Africa, Asia and the Middle East, including badminton powerhouses China and Indonesia.
Right To Play programs aim to foster healthy physical, social and emotional development of children while building safer and stronger communities. The organization believes sport can have an enormously positive impact on young people, especially those belonging to vulnerable groups such as refugee children, former child combatants, children with a disability, children marginalized due to gender discrimination, and young people at risk or orphaned by HIV/AIDS or war. The guiding principles of the programs are inclusion and sustainability.
Right To Play’s head office is in Toronto, Canada and the organization’s founder and current CEO is Norwegian Olympic speed skating legend Johann Olav Koss. (Follow THIS LINK to hear more from Johann)
Please visit http://www.righttoplay.com/ to learn more about Right To Play and to see how you too can support this organization.arn