Five years after the London Olympics, athletes have descended on London again for the IAAF World Championships. The organizing committee has announced Right To Play as its official charity partner, which according to Beyond Sport, “demonstrates a continued commitment from professional sport to supporting sport for development organizations.”
Right To Play inspires athletic fans to give children around the world in the poorest communities a chance in life. Greg Rutherford, a Right To Play Athlete Ambassador said, “Right To Play and London 2017 Ltd have teamed up to put children at the heart of the World Championships and to give disadvantaged children around the world a better future, through sport and play. Many of us take playing sport for granted but not all children have the same opportunities in life. Right To Play’s approach is unique and effective and I’m proud to be their ambassador.”
This is a long-term commitment to not only continue a legacy project from the London Olympics, but also continues a long-term partnership with the non-profit to continue impacting children around the world.