Right to Play visits M.E. Callaghan
Right to Play ambassadors, Matt Appleby, left, and Sean Duke entrust M.E. Callaghan Intermediate School’s Right to Play ball to Grade 9 student Carlee Saunders. The ambassadors described the goals of Right to Play and encouraged students to run with the ball.
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PROFIT’S CORNER -- Sean Duke told M.E. Callaghan Intermediate School students Friday he started out playing sports as a kid just to have fun. He’s still having fun, but now as a member of Canada’s senior men’s rugby team. He won Pan American gold with the team in 2011 and proudly displayed his medal for all to see.
Duke and Matthew Appleby visited the school as part of the National Inspirational Speaker Series to promote Right to Play.
Right to Play ambassadors reached out to students in 330 schools across Canada over the past month to promote the international humanitarian organization that uses sport as a tool for development.
Appleby told how a soccer game helped Right to Play convince residents of Benin to take the mosquito netting off their plants and to use the netting to protect themselves from mosquito-borne illness.