Become an Ambassador

Our Athlete Ambassadors consist of both currently competing and retired Olympians and Paralympians, Olympic and Paralympic hopefuls, alumni Classroom Champions athlete mentors, future athlete mentors, and many more athletes that believe kids have what it takes. Classroom Champions athlete ambassadors play an important role in contributing and supporting Classroom Champions in reaching more classrooms and growing the awareness of Classroom Champions through athlete volunteerism and athletic platforms. They understand the value of their commitment and the impact it has on each child to see successful athletes committed to their success.

The Olympic Parent Project is a highlight of how our Athlete Ambassadors contribute and support Classroom Champions. Athletes, currently competing or retired, who also are parents create one or two videos per year that aim to empower the parents, families, and guardians of the students currently participating in Classroom Champions through their classrooms. These videos speak directly to the families of the students, which enables students to discuss and practice these key social and emotional skills outside of the classroom as well.

To get involved, please contact our Mentor Coordinator, Andy Riemer at

  • Patricia Obee - Victoria, BC - Olympic Silver Medalist, Rowing
  • Eric Woelfl - St. Catharines, ON - Pan Am Games Gold, Olympian, Rowing
  • Karl Ludwig - Brampton, ONParalympic Bronze, World Champion, Sledge Hockey
  • Lucas Makowsky* - Calgary, AB - Olympic Gold, Long Track Speed Skating
  • Brad Spence* - Calgary, AB - Olympian, Alpine Skiing
  • Taylor Lipsett* - Plano, TX - Three-time Paralympian and Gold Medalist, Sled Hockey

  • Christa Harmotto Dietzen*

  • Nic Taylor
  • Ryan Cochrane*

  • John Naber

  • Carol Brown

  • Julie Goskowicz

  • Carissa Gordon-Gump

  • Kelly VanderBeek

  • Curt Tomasevicz*

  • Emily Cook*

  • Josh Sweeney*

  • Tracey Ferguson*

  • Kyle Jones*


*Classroom Champions Athlete Mentor Alumni