12 Days of Sochi
Presented by the 2014 Olympic Hopefuls Choir
Olympics Begin February 6 on NBC
12 Days of Sochi Presented by the 2014 Olympic Hopefuls Choir Olympics Begin February 6 on NBC
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USA Track & Field Olympics Medalists, Will Claye and DeeDee Trotter helped bring the holiday spirit to Los Angeles at the 82nd Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade. Claye and Trotter strolled through Hollywood Blvd on the Well Fargo stagecoach spreading Christmas cheer and season’s greetings. Legendary astronaut, Buzz Aldrin was the Grand Marshall and the parade …
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SI Now: Ford ‘Hard Working Athlete’ Jazmine Fenlator On this edition of SI Now, US Olympic hopeful Jazmine Fenlator discusses how she got into bobsledding, teaming up with Lolo Jones and competing for her mother. Sphere: Related Content
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Get to know USA freestyle skier Dylan Ferguson.
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Press release from Century 21 Announcing New Partnership: Century 21 Real Estate LLC today announced that it is the official real estate company of the USA Bobsled and Skeleton Federation (USBSF). The CENTURY 21 – USBSF sponsorship includes a dedicated sled wrapped in black and gold featuring the brand’s iconic logo. The sled made its …
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Liberty Mutual Insurance, the Official Property and Casualty and Life Insurance Partner of the 2014 and 2016 U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Teams, unveiled the roster of U.S. Olympic and Paralympic athletes the company will support for the 2014 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia which includes client/2014 Olympic hopeful, Jazmine Fenlator from USA …
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USA Track & Field Olympics Medalists, Will Claye and DeeDee Trotter helped bring the holiday spirit to Los Angeles at the 82nd Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade.
Claye and Trotter strolled through Hollywood Blvd on the Well Fargo stagecoach spreading Christmas cheer and season’s greetings. Legendary astronaut, Buzz Aldrin was the Grand Marshall and the parade featured performances by Stevie Wonder, Billy Ray Cyrus, LeAnn Rimes, William Shatner, Daughtry and the Goo Goo Dolls.
Proceeds of the parade benefit the Marine Toys for Tots.
The parade will be televised on the Hallmark Channel on Wednesday, December 11 – 2 PM ET/PT; 1 PM CT.
The Hollywood Christmas Parade is an annual parade that takes place on the Sunday after Thanksgiving in the Hollywood community in Los Angeles, California. The parade’s 3.5-mile route follows Hollywood Boulevard and features various celebrities among its participants.
Press release from Century 21 Announcing New Partnership:
Century 21 Real Estate LLC today announced that it is the official real estate company of the USA Bobsled and Skeleton Federation (USBSF). The CENTURY 21 – USBSF sponsorship includes a dedicated sled wrapped in black and gold featuring the brand’s iconic logo. The sled made its debut at the CENTURY 21 Senior Leadership Conference in Miami earlier today.
“Our sponsorship of the USA Bobsled and Skeleton Team is another example of our position as the ‘Smarter. Bolder. Faster.’ real estate team in the industry,” said Bev Thorne, Chief Marketing Officer, Century 21 Real Estate LLC. “Whether it’s the Super Bowl, the Bobsled team, U.S. Soccer, or the Indy 500, we are committed to showcasing the capabilities of our sales professionals in front of the largest audiences on a global scale, and in association with world-class events.”
The CENTURY 21 bobsled will be seen during the entire 2013-2014 World Cup season. The tour includes stops in Calgary, Canada; Park City, Utah; Lake Placid, N.Y.; Winterberg, Germany; St. Moritz, Switzerland; Igls, Austria; and Koenigssee, Germany.
“We have an ambitious growth plan and this initiative will help us as we continue to build our presence in the United States and around the globe,” said Rick Davidson, president and CEO, Century 21 Real Estate LLC. “Our brokers and agents will benefit from the visibility and credibility a campaign like this will generate from real estate consumers and fans of the Games.”
“We couldn’t be more excited about partnering with CENTURY 21 for the Olympic season,” said Darrin Steele, USBSF CEO. “They are industry leaders who know what it takes to be the best, and we are proud to team with them.”
In addition to the dedicated bobsled, the CENTURY 21 logo will receive placement on all national team sleds, team jackets and speed suits. CENTURY 21 will be recognized as an “Official Sponsor” on the USBSF’s official website and in all team press releases and newsletters. Plus, CENTURY 21 is including a smaller logo on the team’s bobsleds for Easter Seals, the CENTURY 21 System’s philanthropic partner.
“We’re continually amazed by and grateful for the CENTURY 21 System’s generous support of our organization,” said James E. Williams, Jr., president and CEO, Easter Seals. “Adding our logo to the Bobsled is yet another way CENTURY 21 shows that they are Easter Seals Champions.”
Liberty Mutual Insurance, the Official Property and Casualty and Life Insurance Partner of the 2014 and 2016 U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Teams, unveiled the roster of U.S. Olympic and Paralympic athletes the company will support for the 2014 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia which includes client/2014 Olympic hopeful, Jazmine Fenlator from USA Bobsled. Team Liberty Mutual (#TeamLM) will assist the insurer in their new marketing campaign, which celebrates human persistence, highlights what is possible with the support of others, and showcases the determination in all who face a setback to come back and “Rise.”
USA Women’s Bobsled Pilot and 2014 Olympic hopeful, Jazmine Fenlator joins a roster of 12 athlete ambassadors who will lead the charge for the 2013-14 edition of the U.S. Olympic Committee’s Team for Tomorrow, a humanitarian outreach program born in 2008 that has since featured 33 athlete ambassadors who have combined with their Olympic and Paralympic teammates for more than 400 volunteer hours.
The role of Team for Tomorrow Athlete Ambassadors is to serve as philanthropic captains of the 2014 U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Teams. They act as advocates and champions of the effort by spreading awareness about Team for Tomorrow’s causes and leading the way through volunteerism and goodwill.
“I am incredibly honored to be included in this group of talented and dedicated individuals,” said Fenlator, a Sochi 2014 Olympic hopeful in bobsled. “Team for Tomorrow gives me the opportunity to share my time and passion for sport with the next generation, and I’m very much looking forward to connecting with kids from my hometown in New Jersey and, hopefully, inspiring them to live their dreams.”
Similar to the program’s 2012 focus, this class of Team for Tomorrow athletes will work with the Boys & Girls Clubs of America and the YMCA – both multi-sport organization within the U.S. Olympic family – and other local sport and community organizations to coordinate athlete visits and sport equipment donations on behalf of the program both leading up to and following the Sochi 2014 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. During these visits to local clubs in their home or training towns, ambassadors will assist with afterschool activities, lead sport clinics, share their own inspirational stories, and speak to young people about the importance of living an active and healthy lifestyle.
Team for Tomorrow’s first initiative in 2008 provided 1,000 disaster relief tents to families that lost their homes during the earthquakes that struck China’s Sichuan Province in May of that year. Then, in 2010, nearly 25,000 items of athletic apparel and equipment were donated to National Olympic Committees in Africa, Fondation Internationale OlympAfrica, and the people of Afghanistan through Kabul’s Bagram Air Force Base. Additionally, in both 2008 and 2010, U.S. athletes donated hundreds of service hours to Habitat for Humanity after returning from both Beijing and Vancouver.
While Notre Dame traveled to Michigan over the weekend, a former Wolverine trekked his way to Irish country Saturday.
2012 Gold Medalist Tyler Clary was on hand at the Notre Dame Swim Clinic helping young swimmers learn some new techniques. Clary won the gold in London in the 200M backstroke.
“It’s so cool to come in and do what we love to do, which is swim,” said Clary. “I get to teach kids to swim which is special for me because I’ve been in the position before where I’ve learned from people who’ve come back from the Olympics”
All the proceeds went to Coaches versus Cancer which benefits local cancer patients.
Clary taught the kids the proper backstroke techniques and talked to them about the importance of swimming. He hopes the skills he taught will provide some inspiration for the group of over 50 kids at the clinic.
“I’m a true believer that there’s not a person on this deck who couldn’t do what I did last summer,” said Clary. “That’s the cool thing about swimming is you get out of it what you put into it and all it takes is a little belief.”
Being a Michigan guy Clary did hear some trash talk from some Irish fans this morning. He said he didn’t mind because he said he could dish out some smack talk himself.
“If anything I’ve been giving the Notre Dame fans a hard time,” said Clary. “During the autograph signing I kept asking kids who they are rooting for. The grand majority said Notre Dame and I’d be like awww come on. At first they’d be uncomfortable, but I’d let them know I was joking. Either way it was a lot of fun.”
Clary took pictures and signed autographs for the kids after the event was over.
Neil Everett Joins LaDainian Tomlinson, Morris Claiborne and Tim Brown for the Nissan Heisman House Tour
The tour kicks off in Arlington, Texas, August 31, when No. 12 LSU takes on No. 20 TCU in the Cowboys Classic.
o 1999 Doak Walker Award winner LaDainian Tomlinson, who led the NCAA in rushing during back-to-back seasons at TCU, will appear at 2:30 p.m., participating in both a Chalk Talk session with ESPN anchor Neil Everett and an autograph session with fans.
o 1987 Heisman Trophy winner Tim Brown will discuss his legendary football career during a 4:30 p.m. Chalk Talk session with Everett.
o LSU’s All-America cornerback Morris Claiborne, who claimed the 2011 Jim Thorpe Award as the nation’s best defensive back, takes the microphone at 5 p.m. for Chalk Talk with Everett and will sign autographs immediately afterward.
Nissan and ESPN invite fans to “Get to know the Heismans” during a pre-game experience that celebrates college football’s most outstanding players. The Nissan Heisman House Tour is making stops at 10 marquee matchups this season, including its ultimate destination of Pasadena for the 2014 BCS Championship Game. Admission to the tour is free.
Our Marketing Director, Richard Thorpe joined the “Behind Sports” show to discuss sports marketing and PR. Richard discussed marketing a client based on their sport, and the differences between an Olympic athlete and a pro athlete with an annual season. Also discussed was how to prepare a client for the Olympic trials coming up later this year and into the Winter Olympics for 2014.