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VOLO Athletics produces Right To Play’s Red Ball

October 2013 – VOLO Athletics Fair Trade Sports Balls produces Right To Play’s Red Ball.

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VOLO Athletics is pleased to announce they have been working with Right To Play’s Canadian National Office to produce a Fair Trade version of their infamous red soccer ball.

Right To Play is a global organization that uses the transformative power of play – playing sports, playing games – to educate and empower children facing adversity. As such, the ethos of the Fair Trade model and the programs Right To Play implements made this a natural fit.

ABOUT RIGHT TO PLAY

Right To Play is a global organization that uses the transformative power of play to educate and empower children facing adversity. Through playing sports and games, Right To Play helps one million children weekly in more than 20 countries to build essential life-skills and better futures, while driving lasting social change. Founded in 2000 by four-time Olympic gold medalist and social entrepreneur Johann Olav Koss, Right To Play’s programs are facilitated by over 600 international staff and over 13,500 volunteer Coaches. Programming in Canada includes the enhancement of education in priority schools and the Promoting Life-skills in Aboriginal Youth (PLAY) program. To learn more, visit www.righttoplay.ca.

ABOUT FAIR TRADE

Fair Trade Certified Products offer a different way of doing business. They’re about making principles of fairness and decency mean something in the marketplace.

By way of the Fair Trade model, VOLO Athletics Fair Trade Soccer Balls ensures the people behind the ball get a better deal. There is monitoring against the use of child labour, employees are paid fairly and are provided a clean safe work environment, and there’s funding for social programs from every ball. Such social programs include providing school supplies for children, access to fresh water, and basic health care services like eye exams and diabetes tests.

These principles coupled with Right To Play Canada’s commitment to development in our local and global communities made this collaboration an easy one.

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For more information:

RIGHT TO PLAY
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RightToPlayCAN
Twitter: @RightToPlayCAN
Website: www.righttoplay.ca

VOLO Athletics
Facebook: www.facebook.com/SocialConscienceFairTradeSports
Twitter: @FairTradeSoccer
Blog: http://jamessocialconscience.wordpress.com/

Comments

  1. Sam Milligan says:

    Hi James, Nicely done . Good job ! – – Dad

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