Posted May 3, 2012 By Brier Dodge
EMC sports – For the eighth year, the Cairine Wilson Secondary School girls soccer team and coach Stuart Barbour hosted a fund-raising tournament for Right to Play.
The tournament was held at the Superdome, which donated the facility for the event.
Right to Play is an organization that brings sport to communities around the world affected by war, poverty and disease.
Top athletes also visit the communities, such as speedskater Kristina Groves, who also came to visit Cairine Wilson last year to speak.
The Ottawa-born Olympian visited Rwanda in 2007 with the organization, and has worn a Right to Play logo on her competition suit for years.
Cairine Wilson has also benefited from having Right to Play field workers come to talk at the school, so the players were aware of the work that the funds support.
All of the players fundraise individually to help out with the tournament.
“Each player does her share,” stated Barbour.
As well as Cairine Wilson, Colonel By, Nepean and Osgoode high schools also played.
It’s a unique tournament that uses what Barbour calls “fair play rules,” where all players must play at least half of the game, and no scores or standings are kept.
This year they raised $2,000, to raise the eight year total to $11,000.
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