Saturday, February 15, 2014

9 #TeamUSA athletes, 9 programs in need. 2014 Citi Every Step of the Way Program

What does Citi and the Olympics have in common? A lot. They are a Team USA sponsor and have committed $1 million dollars to the U.S. Olympic Committee to help support the nations athletes through the Citi Every Step of the Way Program. The initiative helps future athletes reach their full potential through U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Games.
The 2014 Citi Every Step of the Way Program features Nine U.S. Olympic and Paralympic athletes with nine programs in need. By visiting the Every Step website and with just one click, you can help decide which program will receive part of a $500,000 donation from Citi!

Here are 5 of the 9 Olympians who have teamed up with Citi for the 2014 Citi Every Step of the Way Program. Visit their pages for more information on the programs they are raising money for and don't forget to click the button for Citi to donate a portion of the $500,000 to the program of your choice!

U.S. Olympian Erin Hamlin is teaming up with USA Luge Slider Search to introduce kids of all backgrounds to luge and find candidates who have what it takes to become the best in the country.

U.S. Olympic Gold Medalist Evan Lysacek is teaming up with Figure Skating in Harlem to use academics and figure skating to empower girls in some of New York City’s most undeserved areas.

U.S. Olympian Julie Chu is teaming up with The USA Hockey Foundation’s Try Hockey for Free Days to help fund free equipment so that kids across the country can experience the excitement of playing hockey.

U.S. Olympic Gold Medalist Billy Demong is teaming up with Team for Tomorrow to help spread the Olympic values of respect, excellence and friendship through inspirational talks and volunteering.

U.S. Olympic Gold Medalist Ted Ligety is teaming up with Youth Enrichment Services to help pay for urban youth to get outdoors where they’ll learn how to ski and snowboard and, in turn, build self-confidence.

Follow Citi Every Step of the Way Program online here and on Twitter and Facebook for exclusive updates!

This post was created in partnership with Citi®. All thoughts and opinions are my own.