As you previously read, Speed Skater, Joey Cheek, donated his winnings to the organization “Right to Play”. As of Friday, others followed suit. Over $200,000 has been donated! Johann Olav Koss is quoted as saying that with normal fundraising the group could never have dreamed of bringing in so much money.
Cheek’s contributions have not ended. Last night, he won the silver in the 1,000 meters. He then donated the $15,000 prize to Right to Play.
Participating in the Olympics takes mounds of money and years of dedication. Cheek has shown he is an all around winner.