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If you head on over to their site you can check out all the athletes and their stories. They are all pretty cool:
Alana Nichols has participated 3 times in the U.S. Paralympian, won gold in 2010, for downhill sitting & giant slalom sitting, in 2008 for wheelchair basketball, silver in 2010 for super-G sitting and the bronze in 2010 for super combined sitting. She supports the Paralympic Champions Fund which raises money for athletes to participate in the Paralympic Games.
Billy Demong has participated in the Olympics 4 times and won gold in 2010 in Nordic combined. He supports the USOC’s Team for Tomorrow program where U.S. Olympic and Paralympic athletes share inspirational stories and encourage living a healthy lifestyle.
Dan Jansen has been a part of the Olympics 4 times and is a 1994 gold medalist in speed-skating. He partners with the Olympians for Olympians Relief Fund providing personal and financial support and assistance to Olympians who are recovering from accident, illness or injuries.
Erin Hamlin had participated in the Olympics twice. She is supporting the The USA Slider Search program that helps identify and instruct young luge athletes. She hopes to encourage both girls and boys age 9-13 to try luge.
Evan Lysacek is a 2-time U.S. Olympian who won gold in 2010 in men’s figure skating. He works with Figure Skating in Harlem providing young women the opportunity to figure skate.
Julie Chu is a 3-time U.S. Olympian, won the silver twice and one bronze in ice hockey. Julie supports the USA Hockey Foundation and its “Try Hockey for Free” program which is looking to encourage more girls between the ages of 4-9 to play youth hockey. As a note, we actually wanted our girls to participate in “Try Hockey for Free” this year, but my oldest got a migraine that day.
I really enjoyed Julie Chu’s story about wanting to play hockey with the boys and holding her own. As I have gotten older I see myself as much more of of feminist who suporrts women being able to do many of the same things men do! Julie has reached her goal for USA Hockey Foundation and I think she is a real inspiration!
Picabo Street is a 3-time U.S. Olympian who won gold in 1998 for super-G and silver in 1994 for downhill alpine skiing. She is teaming up with the USOC Stay on the Slopes Initiative to lower athlete injury.
Rico Roman is a U.S. Paralympic hopeful in sled hockey. He supports Operation Comfort. They provide therapeutic programs to wounded service members during their recovery.
Ted Ligety had participated in the Olympics 2 times and is a 2006 gold medalist in alpine skiing. He supports the Youth Enrichment Services to urban youth (ages 7-18) with the opportunity to while learning to ski.
You can head over and check out all of their stories and choose which organization you might want Citi to help award their $500,000.
And as a thank you we here at Frugal Living Mom are giving away a $25 Visa Giftcard!
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