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I love ways that we can give for free!  Right now you can help award Citi’s $500,000 to Team USA Athletes Charities.

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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Comments

  1. says

    Rico Roman inspires me because he has a disability and I have a disability also and I pull for anyone who has a disability because we don’t always get counted for what we can do and have managed a normal life as it can be

  2. Mary Diehl says

    I voted for Picabo , because she is her with prevention of injuries on the slopes and I have a special friend that was recently hurt on the slopes even though he loves it. and he will continue going to the slopes

  3. says

    So many great choices! I choose Ted Ligety for his work with getting kids from cities out into the great outdoors beyond the city!

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  4. Tracy Robertson says

    They all inspire me, but if I have to pick a favorite out of them, I’ll go with Evan Lysacek. I love figure skating!

  5. sandra davis says

    i love them all but i really like Alana Nichols for the paralympians. i was watching some on tv the other day and they were amazing athletes.

  6. kim says

    I think Dan Jansen inspires me the most mostly because I grew up watching him in the Olympics and remember his story and remember cheering him on when his sister died the day of his race it was so sad but he went on, I was so inspired.

  7. Lauren E. says

    Ted Ligety to help urban youth ski/snowboard. I think of the people I’ve known in my life whom could not afford to send their kids to these types of activities. I think its wonderful.

  8. Ingrid Jackson says

    Ted Ligety 2 time Olympian and is a 2006 gold medalist in alpine skiing. He supports the Youth Enrichment Services to urban youth (ages 7-18) with the opportunity while learning to ski.

  9. Wendy R. says

    I am voting for Ted Ligety and his program to help youth, especially giving teens something to be involved with, which is something that I strongly believe in!

  10. says

    Favorite – 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.

  11. Taryn T. says

    As a teacher, I am always talking to kids about not giving up! I really like Evan Lysacek, and his message to girls in Harlem. Thanks for the chance to win!

  12. kelly Nicholson says

    may as well go with …

    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

  13. Ashley says

    I support Rico Roman the most because he seems to have the biggest heart. Anyone who helps wounded service members has my vote, always!

  14. Mia Dentice Carey says

    I can’t vote cuz it says they have reached 104% of their goal and I tried EVERY ATHLETE =( (But then again that’s a GREAT thing for them!)

  15. Linda Szymoniak says

    While I admire all these athletes for wanting to give back, I’d have to say that I’m most taken by Rico Roman’s chosen cause.

  16. Holly Storm-Burge says

    I chose Dan Jansen because I find his story heartbreaking. I like his fund to help Olympians through hard times like injury or illness.

  17. Sarah Hayes says

    my pick is Rico Roman bc his cause is to help wounded service members and that is something that is really important to me.

  18. Teresa says

    Evan Lysacek inspires me the most with his work with young women in Harlem. His belief that hard work pays off is something I didn’t really understand until much later in life. Anyone who teaches such an important fact to young people gets my vote!

  19. Bryan E. says

    Thanks for the giveaway… Alana Nichols, 3 X U.S. Paralympian medalist, who supports the Paralympic Champions Fund which raises money for athletes to participate in the Paralympic Games.

  20. Karen Propes says

    Erin Hamlin was on of the ones that inspires me! I have always wanted to do the luge and now she is helping youth make their dream come true. All these people have stepped up and helped others.
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