Right To Play - 20 for 20 for 20

20 professional & Olympic athletes have come together to change the lives of 20,000 children in the most disadvantaged areas of the world.
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Johann Koss
Education
New York, New York
United States
11 Team Members




Right To Play is a global humanitarian organization that uses sport and play programs as a tool for lasting transformation around the world.

MISSION: Right To Play's mission is to use sport and play to educate and empower children and youth to overcome the effects of poverty, conflict, and disease in disadvantaged communities around the world.           

VISION: Right To Play's vision is to create a healthy and safe world through the power of sport and play

You may not be familiar with play as a development tool or know its importance in a child’s life. But for a minute, imagine your life without play. It is hard to even comprehend this alternative because for most of us, play has been completely integrated into our childhoods and our learning. We learned the ABCs by singing a song. We played matching games to develop our memory. We learned about inclusion from being part of a team. We played pretend, and play is how we made sense of our surroundings. For most of us, we can’t even imagine a world without play.

But that isn't the case everywhere. So many children grow up in a world without play.

                 

The idea came from our Athlete Ambassadors. You know these faces well. They have graced the world’s largest athletic stages, and many of them have already become legends. Many are building legacies right now. Their faces are familiar, but what they want you to know is their conviction.

This is what they said: “We want to help these children. We want to come together and make a difference. We want to do something to give more children the opportunity to play and have their lives transformed the same way ours have been. We want to provide them alleviation from the suffering that is the only thing they’ve ever known. We want to be part of bringing this difference to more children. How can we do it?”


WHO HAS THE RIGHT TO PLAY?  Every. Single. Child.

At Right To Play we believe the power of play can transform a child’s life. That’s why we are working in the most disadvantaged areas engaging girls, persons with disabilities, children affected by HIV/AIDS, street children, former child combatants and refugees.

     


$5 will give one child a life lesson taught through play, so $100,000 can change the lives of 20,000 children
. All of the money raised will go directly and immediately into Right To Play's international programs. We already have the infrastructure in place and the curriculum developed. We just need resources to bring more children into our programs. There will be no delayed timeline, and the impact will be immediate.



The good news is that the more money we raise, the more children we reach. So even if we reach our goal, we still need you to spread the word because our work is not done. Join us and change children’s lives through the power of play!


Right To Play operates in over 23 countries worldwide throughout Africa, South America, North America, the Middle East, and Asia. Every week we reach over one million children in our programs. But we still have so far to go and so many children to reach.

Twenty years ago at the 1994 Lillehammer Olympics, Right To Play Founder and CEO Johann Olav Koss made history. This year we are making history once again and we want you to be part of it. The 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics marks the 20th Anniversary of the Sport for Development and Peace movement, and 20 of Right To Play USA’s professional & Olympic athletes are coming together to change the lives of 20,000 children in the most disadvantaged areas of the world.

Because we are so grateful for your generosity, we want to make sure you know how thankful we are. We have some amazing things to give you, from tote bags, water bottles, and signed soccer balls, all the way to locker room access/tickets to see the Green Bay Packers, skiing with Picabo Street, and 2-hour private coaching for your sport of choice with one of our athletes. You can’t get this anywhere else!


  • Nathan Adrian: Three-time Olympic Gold Medalist in Swimming
  • Brittany Bowe: Sochi hopeful in Speedskating
  • Emily Cook: Two-time Olympian in Freestyle Skiing
  • Natalie Coughlin: Twelve-time Olympic Medalist in Swimming
  • Gabrielle Douglas: Two-time Olympic Gold medalist in Gymnastics
  • Allyson Felix: Four-time Olympic Gold Medalist in Track & Field
  • Devon Harris: Three-time Olympian in Bobsled
  • Eric Heiden: Five-Time Olympic Gold Medalist in Speedskating
  • Sarah Hendrickson: National Champion in Ski Jumping
  • Jonathan Horton: Two-time Olympic medalist in Gymnastics
  • Patrick Meek: Sochi hopeful in Speedskating
  • Steve Mesler: Olympic Gold Medalist in Bobsled
  • Tim Morehouse: Olympic Medalist in Fencing
  • Heather O'Reilly: Three-time Olympic Gold Medalist in Soccer
  • Heather Petri: Olympic Gold Medalist in Water Polo
  • Alicia Sacramone: Olympic Silver Medalist in Gymnastics
  • Summer Sanders: Two-time Olympic Gold Medalist in Swimming
  • Nikki Stone: Olympic Gold Medalist in Aerial Skiing
  • Picabo Street: Olympic Gold Medalist in Alpine Skiing
  • Marcellus Wiley: Ten-year NFL Veteran and Pro Bowl Defensive End 

Spread the word!

  • Share Right To Play's campaign with your family, friends, and social networks
  • When you share on social media, use the hashtag #20for20for20 and tag @RightToPlayUSA. Here is the link to share with your friends and family http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/20-for-20-for-20
  • If you would like to make a video of yourself sharing why you donated to Right To Play and why you feel play is important, please send it to us and we will share on the campaign's media gallery and on our social media outlets

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$78,272USD
raised by 230 people in 1 month
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This campaign ended on January 15, 2014
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  • $10USD
    Gift of Play for 2 children

    Give 2 children life-changing lessons through play

    18 claimed
    Estimated delivery: March 2014
  • $20USD
    Gift of Play for 4 children

    Give 4 children life-changing lessons through play + Special 20 for 20 for 20 Campaign Postcard

    29 claimed
    Estimated delivery: March 2014
  • $50USD
    A Year of Play

    Give one child the opportunity to participate in our programs for an entire year + Right To Play tote bag and water bottle + Special 20 for 20 for 20 Campaign Postcard

    28 claimed
    Estimated delivery: March 2014
  • $100USD
    A Year of Play for 2 children

    Give 2 children the opportunity to participate in our programs for an entire year + receive a mini Right To Play soccer ball and tote bag

    17 out of 100 claimed
    Estimated delivery: April 2014
  • $150USD
    Nathan Adrian thank you video

    Give 3 children the opportunity to participate in our programs for an entire year + receive a personalized thank you video from 3-time Olympic gold medalist NATHAN ADRIAN.

    3 out of 10 claimed
    Estimated delivery: February 2014
  • $250USD
    Play for 5 + Soccer Ball

    Give 5 children the opportunity to participate in our programs for an entire year + receive a Right To Play soccer ball signed by a member of the USWNT + Right To Play tote bag

    7 out of 50 claimed
    Estimated delivery: May 2014
  • $1,000USD
    Year of Play for 20 + Gala

    Give 20 children the opportunity to participate in our programs for an entire year + receive 2 tickets to our biennial "Big Red Ball" fundraising gala in NYC on April 29, 2014 (tickets are normally $1,000 each) where over 30 of our athletes will be in attendance* + receive a limited edition Right To Play campaign poster signed by at least 10 of our Athlete Ambassadors (including Sochi Olympians) + thank you call from one of our athletes *travel and lodging not included

    4 out of 10 claimed
    Estimated delivery: April 2014
  • $5,000USD
    Skiing with Picabo Street

    Give 100 children the opportunity to participate in our programs for an entire year + ski with Olympic gold medalist Picabo Street in Park City on March 8-9, 2014 for 2 people + receive a limited edition Right To Play campaign poster signed by at least 10 of our Athlete Ambassadors (including Sochi Olympians) *travel and lodging not included

    0 out of 2 claimed
    Estimated delivery: March 2014
  • $5,000USD
    San Francisco 49ers Package

    49ers fans! Give 100 children the chance to join our programs for a year + attend a 49ers game. Here is your chance to join a Right To Play Athlete Ambassador, 3x Super Bowl champion, and retired 49er for a 2014 pre-season game and exclusive sideline access. This perk includes the following: · 2 Tickets to 49ers PreSeason game at New Stadium · Meet and Greet with team members · Access to 49ers Tailgate · 2 PreGame Sideline passes *travel and lodging not included

    1 out of 2 claimed
    Estimated delivery: August 2014
  • $10,000USD
    Meet Your Favorite Athlete

    Give 200 children the gift of play for an entire year + 2-hour private coaching from one of our Athletes in the sport of your choice (from listed sports)* + limited edition Right To Play campaign poster signed by at least 10 of our Athlete Ambassadors (including Sochi Olympians) *schedule dependent on chosen sport/athlete

    0 out of 1 claimed
    Estimated delivery: June 2014
  • $20,000USD
    Packers Tickets + Lambeau Tour

    Give 400 children the gift of play for an entire year + 2 tickets to see the Green Bay Packers play at home and get a private tour of Lambeau Field from a Super Bowl-winning retired player. Packers home games are sold out, so here's your exclusive chance to see them play at Lambeau! + receive a Right To Play campaign poster signed by at least 10 of our Athlete Ambassadors (including Sochi Olympians) *travel and lodging not included

    0 out of 1 claimed
    Estimated delivery: October 2014
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