Right To Play teams up with US First Lady Michelle Obama to promote the transformative power of play
(LONDON, UK – July 27, 2012) Right To Play was thrilled to have been selected to team up with the US First Lady Michelle Obama for the Let’s Move! London event on July 27.
This event is part of the Let’s Move initiative, which aims to solve the problem of childhood obesity and encourage an active and healthy lifestyle for American children.
Right To Play ran sport and play activities for about 1,000 American and British children to educate them on the importance of a healthy, active lifestyle. Activities were led by Right To Play Athlete Ambassadors Nancy Hogshead Makar, Gary Hall Jr., Ana Shapiro, Martyn Bernard, Liz Yelling, Jason Rogers and Lauryn Williams, who were there to celebrate and inspire the young participants.
“Play is not a luxury,” says Right To Play President and CEO Johann Koss. “Our play programs have the power to transform a child’s life no matter where they live; whether it is in the United States, United Kingdom, Rwanda or Pakistan. We are so honoured to be part this event and the First Lady’s Let’s Move initiative.”
Let’s Move! London included play stations, performances and chances for the children to meet sports legends including the members of the U.S. Presidential Delegation, along with David Beckham, Summer Sanders, Bart Conner, Nadia Comaneci, Teresa Edwards, Emily Hughes, Sarah Hughes, Shawn Johnson, Carl Lewis, Dikembe Mutombo and Dara Torres.
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About Right To Play
Right To Play is a global organization that uses the transformative power of play to educate and empower children facing adversity. Through sports and games, Right To Play helps children in more than 20 countries around the world build essential life skills and better futures, while driving a lasting social change. Our programs are implemented based on community needs, and our activities are facilitated by nearly 12,000 local volunteer Coaches, trained in our specially-designed programming. Founded in 2000 by four-time Olympic gold medalist and social entrepreneur Johann Olav Koss, Right To Play is empowering and educating tomorrow’s leaders. By working with children and their communities, we are contributing to sustainable change.