Allyson Felix Commits to Donating Olympic Winnings to Right To Play
On the heels of qualifying for an incredible fifth Olympic Games in Tokyo, Allyson Felix has commited to donating her winnings to inspire others and make a lasting impact on childhood education.
For almost a decade, Allyson has been an active, engaged supporter of Right To Play and our mission to protect, educate and empower children. First visiting our programs in Lebanon in 2011, she's since been committed to the power of education and Right To Play's methodology.
In what will be her final Olympic Games, she is carrying on the legacy of our founding. Join Allyson and invest in the education and future of girls all around the world!
Allyson's global footprint extends far beyond the borders of sport. She is committed to the power of education, particularly to ensure girls have the chance to find their voice and succeed. Through her support of Right To Play, she is using her platform to raise critical funds for the world's most vulnerable children.
Of her visits to our programs in Lebanon, Uganda, Rwanda and Mozambique, Allyson says:
“I was completely changed by the experience, and I was walking away with so much because of it. I felt like my life completely shifted,” Felix recalls. “Here I was coming to see how these programs work and see the impact of Right To Play, and it felt like I was helping, but it also felt like in return, I was the one being helped.”
For twenty years, Right To Play has used sport and play to protect, educate and empower 2.35 million children in Africa, Asia, the Middle East and Canada.