A commitment to sport, teamwork and a balanced active lifestyle has earned a P.E.I. boy a trip to the 2012 Olympics in London.


Owen Brown is heading to London for the Olympics on Wednesday. (Maggie Brown/CBC)

Ten-year-old Owen Brown of Stratford was one of four young Canadians selected to win a free trip to London for the games through the McDonald's Champions of Play program.

"I just can't wait to be there. My flight to London will just be so amazing. Going across the ocean to London and watching the Olympics," said Owen.

"I'm definitely looking forward to the tour of Wembley Stadium, because it's where all my idols play, and I really want to play soccer in the Olympics one day."

Tyson MacInnis, Owen's hockey coach, nominated him for the honour. Candidates were chosen for the Champions of Play program based on their leadership, teamwork, balanced healthy lifestyle, and their potential to act as a spokesperson.

Owen and his mother will leave for London Wednesday.