This post was created in partnership with Citi®. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
I wrote a post yesterday about Citi Every Step of the Way. You can read it here. I couldn’t decide who I wanted to write about because all 9 are fabulous athletes. I chose to write about Julie Chu for two main reasons. I can relate to every one of the candidates as most people can but Julie really stood out. I will say right away that I do not usually watch hockey. I know how it’s played but it’s not something I watch. So I did not choose Julie Chu because of what she plays. I picked her because what she stands for and how far she has come. And truthfully, I see myself as a child when I see her. I also had the same attitude. I played “boy” sports when I was a kid. Yes, I used to love floor hockey. I used to box and play football. I didn’t see anything as a “boy” or “girl” sport. And to this day I do not see anything as a “girl” sport or “boy” sport. And I teach my children the same thing.
Now on to telling you about Citi and U.S. Olympian Julie Chu teaming up with The USA Hockey Foundation’s Try Hockey for Free Days to help fund free equipment so that kids across the country can experience the excitement of playing hockey for the first time. I think this is awesome. Not only does it give kids a chance to try something new but it also gets them exercise. And it keeps them busy so they stay out of trouble. I think this is a great thing to support so I chose to award some of the $500,000. Head over to http://citi.us/1ek5E7S and click to give Julie your pick. Make sure you watch the video’s below to learn more about Julie and about Citi Every Step of the Way.