Team Citi Goes #EveryStep of the Way

The Olympics can mean different things to different people. This event that showcases the talent of athletes all over the world is also a celebration of achievements borne out of determination, endurance, and hard work – qualities that make every athlete an inspiration for those who want to achieve something in life. The athletes may own the spotlight in the Olympics but the people who supported them should never be forgotten.

One way to honor those who helped them in their Olympic journey is to give back to the community. Just like what the Team Citi Athletes are doing at the Citibank Every Step of the Way Campaign.

A $500,000 donation from Citibank is given to the US Olympic Committee to support their various Olympic, Paralympic, and Community Programs. To help further their cause, Citibank teams up with 9 US athletes to advocate nine community programs in need of support. These programs range from promoting sports activities for kids to raising relief funds and giving back to those who have given honor to the country. Julie Chu, Ted Ligety, and Even Lysacek support programs that give kids and youth a chance to try their respective sports for free and inspire the urban youth to get into sports.

There are also programs that help aspiring Olympians and Paralympians like those supported by Alana Nicols and Erin Hamlin. Picabo Street supports injury prevention for skiers and snowboarders while Billy Demong helps in spreading Olympic Values to future generations. Programs that give back to the country’s athletes and veterans are also given support through Dan Jansen and the Olympians for Olympians relief fund, and Rico Roman in partnership with Operation Comfort.

The Olympics has always been a source of inspiration and motivation for a lot of people. It is simply heartwarming to see great athletes team up with private corporations to support programs that give back to the community that stayed with them every step of the way. You can also be a part of a future athlete’s journey or help a struggling Olympian or veteran get through tough times. Take a small step to get to know the Team Citi athletes and their program them decide on where to place your support. Visit the Citi Every Step of the Way site and click your support to further a cause.

Nine U.S. Olympic and Paralympic athletes. Nine programs in need. A $500,000 donation from Citi. You help decide where it goes with just a click. Watch the video below to know more. See other details here > http://citi.us/1ek5E7S 

Disclosure:

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

74 comments found

  1. Olympics has been a great avenue for individuals to showcase their skills. I hope the Olympics would continue to inspire many people and represent each country with pride and honor.

  2. Thank you, Citibank for supporting the Olympics.

    I cannot agree more that being in the Olympics can inspire a lot of people. I wish the would support people who are aspiring to be there, like Michael Martinez, not because he is a Filipino like me but he I believe that he has what it takes to be an Olympic medalist.

  3. A support from any person or well-known company is a big help for any athletes. This will boost their morale and aim for the win. Nice gestures coming from Citibank, God bless them more..

  4. The Olympics is a great avenue for people of all races and color to join together as one. It is commendable that Citibank recognizes and supports this event.

  5. This a great campaign to help deserving athletes. Now I help decide where the money goes by visiting the link.

  6. Knowing that there are private sectors like citibank helping athletes achieve their goal is so nice, keep up the good heart Citibank.

  7. Kudos to CITIBANK! more power! keep supporting athletes. I really wish our government will help our own athletes also! keep it up!

  8. Thank you Citibank!
    Your humbled support during the Olympics gave every aspiring athletes a chance to show the world their unique talents and represents their Country. May you continue what you have started. More power and Godbless!

  9. I admire Citibank for their courageous move to support the Filipino Athletes to make their dreams came true, way to go guys! More power and God bless!

  10. Thank you Citibank for helping the athletes. I hope you’re never get tired of helping. More power to your company!

  11. It is heart-breaking that some athletes cannot make it to the Olympics not because of lack of skills but lack of funds. Citibank thru this helps lessen those athletes that are financially unstable. I hope other private institutions lead by this example.

  12. More Power Citibank it is very kind indeed to support our athlete may this be an inspiration to others..

  13. I hope more companies like Citi would support all the athletes in the world. It would help boost the morale of each and every athlete to be inspired in making their countries proud. Thank you Citi.

  14. That should be heard of the whole country. Sometimes, the you expect to help you are not there, but God have so many useful instruments to help His own people.

  15. This article is very inspiring! It’s great that Citi group has teamed up with Olympic athletes to give back to the community in need! With this initiative future athletes is assured there will be a support group for them to focus on their dreams of becoming an Olympian! More power!

  16. Team Citi Bank your the BOMB!!! Kudos to you peeps for organizing this huge campaign. An inspiration to everyone. Good Job guys.

  17. It is a great and noble decision to support the Olympics and I admire Citibank. Just hope other companies will follow the same act what Citi did.

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