American soccer star Heather O’Reilly is passionate about being an Athlete Ambassador. The three-time Olympic gold medalist said visiting our programs in Rwanda in 2012 was one of the most powerful experiences in her life. To support our fundraising efforts, Heather coordinated for the US Women’s National Team to sign a cap that was auctioned as part of an eBay campaign, bringing Olympic memorabilia, experiences and exclusive apparel to bidders on the website. Heather’s ongoing support of Right To Play includes participation in our annual Athlete Ambassador campaign as well as our Big Red Ball Gala.
“Right To Play is incredible,” she said on her visit. “In two days being here we’ve met some amazing kids, and the games they play are more than just throwing a ball around the field – they’re using their brains and bodies and are learning about themselves and their communities through these games.”