Citi Every Step of the Way #EveryStep – Olympics

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

I don’t know about you but I have been watching the Olympics. I love watching the ice skating. That is my favorite event in the Winter Olympics. Which is one of the reasons I’m writing this post. I don’t usually write about sports but I wanted to make my readers aware of what Citi and nine US Olympic athletes are doing. Each Team Citi athlete has teamed up with a U.S. Olympic, Paralympic or Community program in need.

Citi donated $500,000 to these programs. Now they need your help placing that money. You help decide where it goes with just a click. I’m helping to spread the word about this amazing program and the chance to give back during this exciting season!

I myself have already gone to the site and watched all the videos and I learned a lot about our athletes. The obstacles they have over come to get to where they are is just amazing! I’ve watched all of their video’s multiple times trying to decided who to do a blog post about. And it’s a hard decision so I decided to give myself a couple more days to decide. But for now I will introduce you to these nice amazing athletes and the programs they are representing.

Julie Chu – The USA Hockey Foundation
Picabo Street – The Team USA Stay on the Slopes Initiative
Alana Nichols – Team USA Paralympic Champion Fund
Dan Jensen – The Olympians for Olympians Relief Fund
Evan Lysacek – Figure Skating in Harlem
Billy Demong – Team for Tomorrow
Erin Hamlin – USA Luge Slider Search
Rico Roman – Operation Comfort
Ted Ligety – Youth Enrichment Services


So head over to the website and find out more about the athletes and the programs they support. Go help Citi decide where to place the funds.

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Lovely comments:

  1. 1

    That’s great that they are supporting our athletes. They work so hard for what they have and I am totally obsessed with the Olympics.

  2. 2

    I love hearing their stories too, and I’m so glad that companies step out to support and show pride in our country in this way!

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    Helene Cohen Bludman says:

    That is awesome. I love the Olympics, too, and by the end I fell like I know the athletes personally!

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      I know Helene. I felt the same way. I see them on TV as athletes but when you read about them on the site and listen to them talk about how far they have come, it makes them more of an individual.

  4. 5

    I love that they are so charitable! Awesome examples for kids!

  5. 6

    Love this and hearing the stories. It is a great way to show support! Love it. We love the Olympics.

  6. 7

    What incredible stories and how generous of Cit to donate to those programs.

  7. 8

    Love It Great Cause Nothing Better Than Supporting Out Olympics!!!

  8. 9

    The older I get, the more I enjoy the Olympics. I’m glad to know Citi is supporting our athletes!

  9. 10

    This is a great way to pay it forward. I need to check out the charities/organization involved.

  10. 11

    I like it when corporations donate to communities. I wish it happened more often.

  11. 12

    I love that brands are supporting our athletes, what a great idea.

  12. 13

    these kids work so hard it’s great that they are getting the support they deserve

  13. 14

    There are some amazing athletes competing.

  14. 15

    There are a few local athletes competing in the paralympics. I never even considered whether they had sponsors or not. Great that companies like Citi can help make these dreams happen!

  15. 16

    I love hearing the stories of the athletes. Great video!

  16. 17

    It’s great to see so many athletes doing so much to inspire others!

  17. 18

    Great story! I love the support the athletes are getting!

  18. 19

    I love the Olympics. I love seeing the support.

  19. 20

    It’s great that they are donating all this money. I’d like to see other giant corporations do the same thing.

  20. 21

    That’s so great of Citi to do that, and also great of the athletes to use this opportunity to represent the programs as well.

  21. 22

    Aren’t the olympics the best! Love seeing companies supporting it!

  22. 23

    I love seeing the contributions being given, these athletes work their lives away to be the best. I love knowing more about the skaters too!

  23. 24

    Wow that is so great for the sponsored athletes and for the people these athletes inspire. But honestly the olympics have been heavily shadowed by all the riots in Ukraine for me. If I could truly choose, i’d send money to aide recovery there.

  24. 25

    Kudos to Citi for supporting our U.S. athletes!!!

  25. 26

    How can you decide to give your support to when there are so many deserving people?? How awesome of citibank to bring these people into the spotlight with this program!

  26. 27

    How cool that you get to vote on where they donate the money!

  27. 28

    I did not know they donated to the Olympics. Those athletes need help to get where they need to go! Great job Citi!, and great job US!

  28. 29

    This is fantastic! I love the Olympics but haven’t been keeping up.

  29. 30

    I didn’t realize people had input on where the money is donated – that’s awesome!

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    Eliz Frank says:

    The Olympics is such a wonderful training ground for anyone who wants to learn to be persistent, brave and spirited in a good way. They focus on doing and giving their best.

  31. 32

    Great cause! And great video. I really enjoyed watching it and it makes me want to root for them in the sports also.

  32. 33

    I`m cheering for Canada, but this is a wonderful way to pay tribute to national athletes!

  33. 34

    I love charity work and I know its kind of hard to choose and decide where the fund should go ,and i would like to thank you for bring us awarness

  34. 35

    It’s great that they’re helping. It’s even better that they’re letting us participate.

  35. 36

    I love that they are supporting the athletes

  36. 37

    This is an awesome way to support our athletes!

  37. 38

    Glad to see they support the athletes, what a great cause1

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