• Latest News - March 9, 2017

    Right To Play UK's Sports Quiz 2017 raises £124,000 for some of the world's most vulnerable children

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    ​​​​​​​The second Right To Play Sports Quiz took place last night at The Grange, St Pauls. Hosted by broadcaster, John Inverdale, the Sports Quiz featured video questions from football superstar, Neymar Jr. and tennis icon Petra Kvitova. World boxing heavyweight champion, Anthony Joshua, recorded a special message giving attendees the unique opportunity to meet him and watch him train. The generosity of our guests raised a staggering £124,000 towards our life-changing work, enabling over 4,000 children to take part in our play-based activities for a year.

    Twenty-five teams representing many of the City's top firms competed in the challenging, but equally fun quiz. The victorious team, Lia's Boyz from Goldman Sachs saw off tough competition from the city's finest financial institutions and leading law firms, to lift the coveted 2017 Right To Play trophy.

    This year's Sports Quiz featured regular favourites including the picture round. A game of Heads and Tails was played early in the evening to get guests in the mood for the sporting trivia challenge ahead - the lucky winner from City Financial received two premium Eurostar tickets.

    Right To Play Athlete Ambassador and Rugby World Cup winner, Mike Tindall, led a live pledge during the evening. The rugby legend showed a heart-warming video from his recent trip to Ghana where he visited Right To Play programmes. Mike also played in a charity poker tournament at the end of the night, where Nick Addecott won an all expenses VIP experience in Monte Carlo, coinciding with our sponsor PokerStars' tournament in the luxurious European destination in April

    Team GB field hockey Olympic gold medallist and Right To Play Athlete Ambassador, Crista Cullen led a live auction to win an Olympic torch from the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

    A huge thank you to all of the teams, quiz master, John Inverdale, sponsor, PokerStars, and generous prize-donors for making the Sport Quiz such an entertaining and successful event. 

    The funds raised last night will ensure that more children stay in education, protect themselves from disease, and develop the key life skills that enable them to have a better future.