(photo credit: Frank Ryan School, Ottawa Ontario)
What is next? That's a question I've been getting asked, as well as asking myself, a lot lately. Nobody ever really knows for certain, though. We all make plans, set goals, get inspired, aspire to be awesome, and look ahead. But it's rare that our eventual trail matches the journey's map we drew in our imagination before setting off. That's exciting to me, not daunting or scary. I'm looking forward to the future, whatever it might hold. I will continue to set goals and aspire to be great at my job at hand. I've got a full tank of gas and an open mind, what isn't possible?
This weekend I got news that I was nominated for Male Canadian Athlete of the Year! I'm in esteemed company too, with the likes of Brent Hayden and Ryan Cochrane, our bronze medalled swimming men of 100m and 1500m persuassions, respectively. I am lucky to call them friends, and very fortunate to be able to call them my teammates. I'd say "may the best man win"... but then I'd have no chance against these gentlemen and I'm competitive so I'll just say best of luck, fellas!
I've got a couple trips planned this fall, very excited. One of which I would like to tell you about... would you like to hear about it? Ok then read on dear reader...
I'm going on a trip to Africa with Right to Play! This time it's a little different. It'll be my third visit to the great continent with RTP. Both previous trips were site visits, to Liberia and Mali. They were educational and amazing, inspiring and life-altering trips that I will never forget. But my trip this fall is about FUNDRAISING. With six other Right to Play devotees, I will attempt to summit the great mountain of Africa, Mt. Kilimanjaro, in Tanzania.
But, I need your help. I will only go if I can raise five thousand dollars. And I REALLY want to go... but I've got to raise the dough first.
Right to Play brings the power of sport and play into the communities of 835,000 kids every WEEK worldwide. These kids live in countries affected by war, poverty and disease, and like ALL kids are, they are entitled to the educational power of sport. The curricula that RTP provide in the field are specifically catered to the needs of each community, and I've seen the difference it makes. It's astounding what an educational game, a supportive coach, a friendly competitive opportunity, a pat on the back, high-five and a smile can do for a child's future.
So, here's my fundraising page: ADAM's FUNDRAISING PAGE
100% of the money I raise will go directly to RTP. My goal is to climb a big mountain, but with your help, the result can be a lot greater than just a summit.
Please be generous!