Jane Rumball, Canadian Rower

posted by System Account
October 16, 2009

Rumball recently returned from Kampala, Uganda, where she visited the field as an Athlete Ambassador for Right To Play.

On her time in Kampala: "I was in Uganda for five days and the majority of the time was spent visiting the various projects in Kampala and the Nakivale refugee camp near Mbarrara. We played with the kids, met with various leaders and visited organizations like the Ugandan National Association of the Blind and the Ugandan Society for Disabled Children to see firsthand how Right To Play partners with them to help children deal with the many challenges that face them."

On how she got involved with Right To Play: "I was at a sports celebrity dinner and at a head table with a number of sports figures from around Ontario, Canada. The keynote speaker was Johann Olav Koss, who is the founder and President/CEO of Right To Play. His story about why he got involved and his motivation to see kids develop through sport was inspirational. I had been looking for ways to give back with my platform in sport and this seemed like the perfect fit."