This project is kind of fascinating, and fans of Oprah Winfrey will want to check it out.
Several current and former pros were featured in last night’s episode of the OWN (Oprah Winfrey Network) docu-series “Operation Change” — the list includes Ray Lewis, Larry Fitzgerald, Greg Jennings and Tommie Harris. The documentary is for a pretty amazing cause as well.
The first installment featured the last remaining traditional tribe of Africa, the Maasai. They are battling lions and hyenas for one resource: water. Volunteers are working there, far away from modern-day conveniences, to obtain a sustainable supply of water and are supported by the athletes and the non-profit organization WorldServe.
Each episode of the ten-part series will each feature a different part of the globe.
Some of the regions include Tanzania, Haiti, Colombia and Papua New Guinea.
There are not only athletes involved in this docu-series, but some other well-known public figures as well including Sir Elton John, former President Bill Clinton, His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Harry Connick Jr., Donna Karan, Maria Bello, Jessica Sanchez and Sir Richard Branson among many others.
There should be some other fun Clubhouse pieces coming from me in the next week, because I will be covering the Gatorade High School Athlete of the Year awards. If you all want to stay updated on that, then be sure to keep an eye on my twitter feed for up-to-the-minute updates.
As for a comment on that beautiful episode, sometimes it is important to be grateful for all of the creature comforts that we take for granted on a daily basis. Like water.