This post was created in partnership with Citi®. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Have you ever thought about being an Olympic Athlete? I know I have. I dreamed of being the next top gymnast or figure skater. Unfortunately, I had no role models to help me understand how this dream might be able to come true. In addition, I really had no knowledge of lesser known sports like luge or women’s hockey. Who knows where I’d be now if I knew I could zoom down an ice slide at 80 miles an hour.
So many kids from all walks of life should better understand that they truly can have a chance to become an elite athlete. If they don’t end up as Olympic Athletes, they can still learn amazing life lessons about hard work, perseverance, home-town pride and much more.
Nine U.S. Olympic and Paralympic athletes. Nine programs in need. A $500,000 donation from Citi®. Each athlete has partnered with a specific charity. You can make a difference and vote for where the money is donated. Check out the Citi® Every Step of the Way website for more information about each athlete and the charity they represent. They all have amazing stories to share. Here’s an intro video about the program:
Which athlete speaks to you? Who would you want to speak in your community? I’d love to have Erin Hamlin, the luge athlete tell my daughter that anything is possible. Keep up with #EveryStep on Twitter and follow @CitiEveryStep too.