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Jennifer Botterill

World Champion Hockey Player

Jennifer Botterill is a five-time World Champion hockey player and was twice named the most valuable player at the Women's Hockey World Championship tournaments. In March of 2011, Jennifer retired from the national hockey team, taking with her an astonishing 16 gold medals from her career on the Canadian national team. In her community, Jennifer continues to mentor youth athletes across the country and is an active ambassador for Right to Play and Eat Smart Ontario. She is also active in working with the Special Olympics, Kidsport, Children's Wish Foundation and Canadian Cancer Society.
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At the Olympics, Not Everyone Can Be a Hero

It's always moving to see an Olympian's elation of success. I also felt some of the heartache of the athletes that fell a bit short of their dreams. Sport is always going to provide the ups and downs, the elation and the disappointment. Not everyone gets the ultimate chance, and the viewers feel their pain.
07/29/2012 11:47 EDT