Mike Benson with Winnipeg West Girls Football team

This August we are helping support the Rising Stars Foundation, a charitable organization that helps young people find their own balance within themselves, using the teachings of the Medicine Wheel, as well as learn skills necessary to be successful in life. 

The Rising Stars Foundation was founded on the idea to help young persons of all socio-economic backgrounds in Manitoba by providing access to various teaching and learning opportunities. Their motto is "We rise by lifting others", and in an age where community is starting to lack, this amazing foundation is teaching our future leaders on the importance of community and teamwork.

They also have an Acts of Random Kindness (ARK) Program, where student and adult volunteers perform small and big acts of kindness throughout the community, ranging from cleaning and painting community clubs and locker rooms, to helping organize community cleanup days, and so many other projects!

The I AM LOVE project is proud to be partnered with the Rising Stars Foundation for the month of August. We truly understand the importance of physical activity and how it contributes to our wellness. Sports can make youth happier and teaches athletes to listen to their bodies at an early age - a way to strengthen our mind, body and spirit.   

Mike Benson and Rising Stars Director and Jodian

Image: Mike Benson- CFL Player/Community Coordinator & Director of Athlete Development for Rising Stars Foundation, Rising Stars Foundation Board of Directors , Jodian Self- JOGA Instructor, Amy Tung


August 01, 2019 — Amy Tung