Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Right to Play

Have you heard of the charity, Right to Play? They do great things for children worldwide and have been present at the past several Olympics - with a booth in the athletes village - to recruit athletes to their cause.

Right To Play is supported by an international team of top athletes from over 40 countries. As role models, these athletes inspire children, raise awareness and promote opportunities for funding for Right To Play projects. Currently Right To Play works in: Azerbaijan, Benin, Chad, China, Ethiopia, Ghana, Indonesia, Jordan, Lebanon, Liberia, Mali, Mozambique, Pakistan, occupied Palestinian territory, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Tanzania, Thailand, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, and Zambia.

The above quote is from a blog post titled, Support Right To Play, Shame On VANOC and GM Canada, written by psa on the blog, Canadian Cynic. The post focuses on the Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (VANOC) banning Right to Play from the 2010 Olympics because of conflicting sponsorships. For shame, VANOC, for shame. I encourage you to read psa's post in full, especially if you live in British Columbia.

Today's run route
In Pacific Spirit Park, start at Sasamat Reservoir, down Sasamat, right at Council, left at Sword Fern, left at Powerline, left at Salish, left at Council, right at Sword Fern, turn around at Salish, left at Long, left at Salish, right at Council, left at Sasamat, end at Sasamat Reservoir.
Today's run time
58 minutes 14 seconds


CC said...

While I appreciate the shout-out, you should note that I am not the author of that post -- the author is my co-blogger PSA.

Just being pedantic and everything.

jblue said...

Thanks for clarifying, CC. I've edited the post.