Katie Kelly and the Sport Access Foundation Board are very grateful for the support, encouragement, time, input and generosity from the many people who have made the establishment of the Sport Access Foundation possible. Below are just some of the kind words we have received.
I have seen first hand the impact of role models within the sport of triathlon, as well as, the many obstacles athletes face. Katie Kelly's Sport Access Foundation is taking it one step further by providing fellow athletes with support and assistance to overcome their own personal hurdles.
The drive and commitment Katie Kelly displayed to win Gold at the Rio Paralympics are qualities that will ensure the Sport Access Foundation is a success. Katie has shown the immense power of sport for people with a disability, and now she will unlock opportunities for children to experience the same.
Katie Kelly is a remarkably impressive Australian who has conquered disability through Usher Syndrome to win Gold for Australia at the 2016 Rio Paralympic Games. Her victory in Rio, in partnership with guide Michellie Jones, was one of the most inspirational I have seen in Australian sport. It had it all – courage, resilience, and a true team effort. She is also a community-minded person who is committed to giving back to sport and to Australian life more broadly. She is a genuine role model and leader.
I first met Katie almost 20 years ago when she was a part of a winning environment at Melbourne Storm. She has taken her amazing attitude to life to an even greater level of personal success when in 2016 she became the first ever Australian athlete to win a Paralympic gold medal. It was one of my great sporting moments to be there at the finish line in Rio to see her achieve a dream of becoming the best in the world in her sport. This latest KK initiative exemplifies her determination to allow more young people to share in her passion for sport.
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