Hain Celestial Invites Canadians To Send A Message of Congratulations to
Olympic Medallist Kristina Groves As They Donate Funds To Her Favourite
Charity, Right To Play

Canada's natural and organic food leader provides opportunity to personally share in Kristina's amazing 2010 Winter Games journey

DELTA, BC, Feb. 25 /CNW/ - Hain Celestial(TM), Canada's first-ever exclusive Official Supplier of natural and organic packaged grocery products for the 2010 Winter Games in Vancouver, is inviting Canadians to send a personal message of congratulations to Olympic Speed Skater and double medallist Kristina Groves while they support her favourite charity, Right To Play, with a $5,000 donation.

The first 500 Canadians who go to the Facebook fan page, Are You Green On The Inside?, and click on the link will have their personal message hand delivered to Kristina on Sunday, February 28th, during a special cheque presentation and fan autograph session at 10 a.m. at Right To Play's special pavilion, World of Play at the Concord Place Community Celebration Zone in Vancouver, BC.

"We're calling on Canadians to come out and send one of Canada's premier 2010 Winter Games athletes and first double medallist, Kristina Groves, a message of congratulations, to show her how proud we are of her and her amazing accomplishments here in Vancouver," said Beena Goldenberg, President, Hain Celestial Canada. "We're giving Canadians the chance to be a part of her amazing journey at these 2010 Winter Games as we support one of her favourite charities, Right To Play."

The $5,000 donation will be made to Right To Play on Kristina's behalf - that's a $10 donation for each of the 500 personal messages given to Kristina! This donation will allow Right To Play to provide an additional 10,000 life-changing lessons through play to children around the world

"We are so proud of Kristina and her accomplishments at the Vancouver 2010 Winter Games. Not only is she a great athlete - she is a wonderful Right To Play Athlete Ambassador and a true role model for children worldwide. We thank Hain Celestial and Kristina for supporting our work. This donation will have a very positive impact on our programs and help us reach more children through the power of sport and play," said Johann Koss, President & CEO of Right To Play International.

Kristina has emerged as one of Canada's stars at the 2010 Winter Games, already winning a silver medal in Women's 1,500m and a bronze in Women's 3,000m and is on track to potentially another as she competes again on Saturday. A two-time Olympic silver medallist at the last Winter Games in Torino, 2008 World Cup Overall Champion (1500m), 2008 World Champion (3000m), and 2009 World All-round Silver Medallist, Kristina has spent her entire career going 360 degrees on a speed skating oval with the goal of performing at her very best. She brings that same 360 degree perspective and dedication to the rest of her life by pursuing a green lifestyle every single day - both outside and inside. One of her passions is ensuring all children, regardless of where they live and their family's income level, are given the right to naturally learn the lessons that sport has to teach them.

About Right To Play International

Right To Play is an international humanitarian organization that uses sport and play programs to improve health, develop life skills, and foster peace for children and communities in some of the most disadvantaged areas of the world. Working in both the humanitarian and development context, Right To Play builds local capacity by training community leaders as Coaches to deliver its programs in 23 countries affected by war, poverty, and disease in Africa, Asia, the Middle East and South America. Founded in 2000, Right To Play is headquartered in Toronto, Canada and has national offices in Canada, Norway, The Netherlands, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and the United States. The national offices raise funds, build awareness for Right To Play programs and advocate for Sport for Development. For more information, visit www.righttoplay.com.

About Hain Celestial

Hain Celestial Canada is Canada's leading natural and organic food company and is based in Toronto, ON with a manufacturing plant in Vancouver, BC. Their brands include Terra Chips(R), Yves Veggie Cuisine(R), Casbah(R), Earth's Best(R), Garden of Eatin(R), Health Valley(R), Spectrum(R), MaraNatha(R), Alba(R) and Imagine(R). Hain Celestial Canada is a subsidiary of The Hain Celestial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAIN), a leading natural and organic food company in North America and Europe. For more information, please visit www.hain-celestial.ca.


For further information: For further information: Diana Robinson, Diana Robinson & Associates, (416) 871-5420, (519) 829-3804, dianarobinsonassociates@rogers.com; Claire Byrne, Hain Celestial Canada, (416) 996-0414, claire.byrne@hain-celestial.com

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