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Jeter and Reese named Team for Tomorrow Athlete Ambassadors

4/14/2016
 
INDIANAPOLIS -- Olympic gold medalists Carmelita Jeter and Brittney Reese along with track and field Paralympian Hannah McFadden were named Team for Tomorrow Athlete Ambassadors by the United States Olympic Committee, Wednesday. 

As athlete ambassadors, the three join a roster of 15 athletes serving as philanthropic representatives of the 2016 U.S. Olympic and Paralympic teams to spread awareness about the importance of living a healthy and active lifestyle, and leading the way through volunteerism and goodwill in their hometowns and training communities.
 
“I am extremely honored to be an Ambassador for Team for Tomorrow, ”said Reese, a long jump World Champion and Olympic gold medalist. “With it being an Olympic year, this is the perfect time to give back to the community. It gives us the opportunity to inspire kids and let them know that their dreams can come true.”
 
Jeter visited the Boys & Girls Club of Harbor Gateway Gardena on April 5 in her hometown of Gardena, California, where she shared her story, donated a sporting goods package on behalf of the Team for Tomorrow program, and led the children in some fun athletic activities using the new equipment.
 
Reese is set to give back to her adopted community May 4 at the South Bay Family YMCA in Chula Vista, California.
 
“It’s very special and important for me to visit the YMCA in Chula Vista, where I train,” Reese noted. “This is my home away from home, so I am honored to have the opportunity to motivate kids here.”
 
Team for Tomorrow is a community outreach program born in 2008 that has since featured 59 athlete ambassadors – along with many of their Olympic and Paralympic teammates – volunteering more than 500 volunteer hours.
 
Read more about Team for Tomorrow on TeamUSA.org.

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