RBC Olympians Clara Hughes, Perdita Felicien and Caroline Ouellette donate $15,000 to Right To Play

RBC Olympians Clara Hughes, Perdita Felicien and Caroline Ouellette donate 
$15,000 to Right To Play 
Canadian athletes pay it forward through the RBC Olympians Grant Program 
TORONTO, Nov. 29, 2012 /CNW/ - RBC Olympians Clara Hughes, Perdita Felicien 
and Caroline Ouellette have each donated a $5,000 RBC Olympian grant to Right 
To Play, a global organization that uses sport to empower children. The 
donations were made last night at a fundraising dinner held at grano 
restaurant in Toronto. 
This year, RBC offered its 37 Olympic and Paralympic athletes the opportunity 
to recognize the organizations and people who have impacted their lives. The 
RBC Olympians Grant Program provides athletes with a $5,000 grant to donate to 
an athletic association, community group or charity that has fostered their 
love of sport or touched their lives. 
"Sport has taught me many things and one of the most important is the idea of 
giving back, whether it's time, money or simply caring," said six-time Olympic 
medalist Clara Hughes. "The power of sport and play is something that 
transformed me as a young person and it is why I'm donating my grant to the 
PLAY programs in Ontario to help foster leadership in Aboriginal youth within 
First Nation communities." 
Right To Play is an organization focused on using sport and play to educate 
and empower children and youth to overcome the effects of poverty, conflict, 
and disease in disadvantaged countries. Founded in 2000 by Johann Olav Koss, a 
four-time Olympic gold medalist and social entrepreneur, Right To Play helps 
children build essential life skills and better futures.To learn more visit 
"Right To Play was the clear choice for me when it was time to pick my RBC 
grant recipient," said Perdita Felicien, a two-time world champion. "Sport has 
changed my life for the better and I've seen first hand how Right To Play 
programs have positively impacted the lives of children around the world." 
Three-time Olympic gold medalist Caroline Ouellette agreed, "I'm very excited 
for this opportunity to give back. I was able to witness first hand in Benin, 
Africa, the benefits of Right To Play in the lives of children in 
disadvantaged communities and I'm very proud to be a part of the RBC program 
and to give back to Right To Play." 
As Canada's longest standing corporate supporter of the Canadian Olympic Team, 
RBC has been helping amateur athletes since 1947. Through the RBC Olympians 
Program, athletes act as community ambassadors across the country by sharing 
their Olympic and Paralympic Games experiences and future aspirations with 
schools, community groups, RBC clients and employees. More information on the 
RBC Olympians can be found at 
Jackie Braden, Director, Brand Communications, 416 974-1724 
Image with caption: "RBC Olympians Caroline Ouellette, Perdita Felicien and 
Clara Hughes present Right To Play National Director Robert Witchel with a 
$15,000 donation as part of the RBC Olympian Grant Program. (CNW Group/RBC)". 
Image available at:  
To view this news release in HTML formatting, please use the following URL: 
ST: Ontario
-0- Nov/29/2012 15:14 GMT
Press spacebar to pause and continue. Press esc to stop.