The 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro have come to a close. Athletes are home enjoying a much needed break and time to reflect on all they have accomplished. We wanted to take a moment to highlight the successes of a few of the Athletes for Hope member athletes – successes on the field and off.
While The Games are a lifelong aspiration for many of our athletes, we want you to know that the time you give to others after Rio has the opportunity to make a difference for decades to come.
Below are a few athletes who went above and beyond to help others this year:.
- Natasha Hastings, USATF, 4 X 400 M Relay Gold Medalist, Charity: Let’s Move! Active Schools
- Britney Reese, USATF, Long Jump Silver Medalist, Charity: 1000 Days
- Nia Ali, USATF, 110 M Hurdles Silver Medalist, Charities: 1000 Days, Children’s Hospital Visits throughout the U.S.
- Kristin Castlin, USATF, 110 M Hurdles Bronze Medalist, Charity: 1000 Days
- Courtney Thompson, USA Volleyball, Bronze Medalist, Charities: Children’s Hospital Visits throughout the U.S., Girls Incorporated, Give It Back Foundation
- Michelle Carter, USATF, Shot Put Gold Medalist, Gender Equality Twitter Chat
- Gwen Jorgensen, USA Triathlon, Gold Medalist, Charities: Let’s Move! Active Schools and Children’s Hospital
We thank you all for making time to help inspire others this year and we encourage you to contact us for more ways to give back this year and in the future.