Support U.S. Olympic and Paralympic athletes by supporting Citi Every Step of the Way. All it takes is a simple click to help decide where $500,000 go. And today, I'm spotlighting one of the Olympians and his program in need of the funds.
In 1995, young Ted Ligety started out ski racing. Despite getting off to a slow start, his love for skiing was too strong to give up. He persevered – studying faster kids, training year-round, and perfecting his technique through practice after practice.
Over a decade later, Ted took an Olympic Gold Medal for the U.S. at the 2006 Winter Games in Torino. Four years later at the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Winter Games, Ted came in 9th place and found his passion, determination, and Olympic dreams challenged once again.
Three years of training and fine-tuning later, Ted rose to become the first man in 45 years to win 3 gold medals at the Ski Racing World Championships in Austria.Now in Sochi, Ted continues to pursue his love of skiing. But it doesn't stop there. His passion and perseverance goes beyond the sport. Skiing pushes him to his greatest potential.
To help children and teens push themselves to their greatest potential, Ted has teamed up with Citi to support Youth Enrichment Services Operation Snowsports (YES). YES helps urban youth get out on the slopes where they learn to not only ski, but also build strong work ethic, harness determination, and build self confidence..
With a simple click you can vote for Ted Ligety and YES. Citi has donated $500K to the U.S. Olympic Committee to help 9 U.S. Olympic and Paralympic athletes and their 9 causes in need.
This post was created in partnership with Citi®. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
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