Champion Profile
Kara
Zakrzewski
Volleyball
Fast facts
Sport:
Volleyball
City:
Mississauga
English:
Yes
French:
Yes
Why the environment is important to me:

As an athlete, I have felt the difference of competing in 'cleaner' cities when compared to the pollution that is found in others. I can't even imagine my beautiful country becoming as polluted as some I have visited, but I know we're all on our way to the reality unless each of us makes a change. I want to make a difference and inspire others to also help the environment.

Why am I a Clean Air Champion?

The more I have the opportunity to travel the world - to see it's marvelous sites and meet it's outstanding people - the more I find myself passionate about helping to protect the earth. I have seen some dirty places, but I have also seen the most pristine beauty and want to do my part to make the world a more beautiful place.

Interest and Career Highlights
Career Highlights:

Kara started her career in 1993 where she played with the Peel Selects volleyball team. Since then, she has been a part of 3 Provincial indoor teams, as well as part of the University of Ottawa Gee-Gees where she won an OUA Provincial Silver Medal and was awarded Athlete of the Year honours. On the beach, she has won Canadian National Bronze, Silver, and Gold medals; a Gold medal at a satellite FIVB World Tour event in Italy; and is currently one of the top ranked Canadian athletes on the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour. It is Kara’s goal to compete for Canada at the 2012 Olympics in London England, and in so doing, to share with fellow Canadians her passion for environmental sustainability.

Top Performance:
2006 National Champion
2006 FIVB Satellite - Gold Medal
2009 Nationals - Silver Medal
2010 Norceca Championship Guatemala City Gold Medalist
Career and Interests:
Beach Volleyball Player