Olympic athlete and motivational speaker Devon Harris will receive the Sports and Athletic Award at the Planet Africa Awards in Toronto.
The awards, showcasing leadership and excellence, aim to identify role models who make a profound difference in society and the lives of people of African heritage.
Since 2004, the awards have recognized personalities from the eclectic worlds of entertainment, sport, business, leadership, science and technology, and community development.
This year the wards will aim to raise funds for the victims of the devastating Haiti earthquake.
As an author, motivational speaker and former Olympian on the first Jamaican Bobsled Team, Devon is truly inspirational. He graduated from the prestigious Royal Military Academy Sandhurst and is popular for his ‘never say die’ philosophy which has allowed him to carry a positive attitude to achieve his goals. Founder of the Keep On Pushing Foundation, he brings hope to youth in disadvantaged communities by allowing them opportunities to explore their full potential.
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