MATTHEWS, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul. 2, 2012--
U.S. Olympic Hurdler Lolo Jones announced that Procter & Gamble is
donating $25,000 to the P&G Team USA Youth Sports Fund.
U.S. Olympic Hurdler Lolo Jones announced that Procter & Gamble is donating $25,000 to the P&G Team USA Youth Sports Fund (Photo: Business Wire)
Jones is teaming up with P&G to remind everyone that even in times of
extreme financial hardship, you can reach your goals of providing the
best for your family through hard work, determination and the assistance
“Growing up we didn’t have a lot of money so my mom really had to
stretch her budget,” Jones said. “My family really benefited from the
great values we received on P&G products from Family Dollar. That’s why
I’m so excited to announce my partnership with Procter & Gamble and
their donation of $25,000 to the P&G Team USA Youth Sports Fund on
behalf of Family Dollar to help other young athletes achieve their
P&G Team USA Youth Sports Fund was established to help the US Olympic
Committee and its National Governing Bodies (NGBs) and Paralympic High
Performance Management Organizations (HPMOs) deliver quality,
sustainable youth sports programs in the U.S. The P&G Team USA Youth
Sports Fund will help moms raise happy, healthy kids by providing
broader access to youth sports.
“Lolo is known for getting it done and overcoming life’s obstacles both
on and off the track,” said Todd Warstler Director, P&G Business at
Family Dollar. “By offering great P&G products like Tide, Bounty,
Febreze and Crest, we can make it a little easier for other young
athletes and their families to reach their goals.”
Jones attended eight schools in eight years while her single mother
often held down two jobs to support her family of six. In third grade,
the Jones family settled in the basement of a Des Moines-area church.
Lolo attributes her success to the support of her mom and community, as
well as hard work and determination.
After years of hard work, Jones became a successful track and field
athlete who specializes in the 60 and 100 meter hurdles. She won three
NCAA titles and garnered 11 All-American honors while attending
Louisiana State University. She won indoor national titles in 2007, 2008
and 2009 in the 60 meter hurdles, and won her first World Indoor
Championship in 2008 in the same event. She was favored to win the 100
meter hurdles at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, but she tripped on the
penultimate hurdle, finishing in seventh place. She went on to win
silver at the 2008 World Athletics Final.
For more information, visit www.followlolorun.com.
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