Jason and I talking to some students at Team Academy in Newark about achieving their goals and dreams. Always amazing to talk to kids and spread the Olympic movement and its ideals to children!
Archive for October, 2008
This article came out today online about Jason and I on the NY nightlife scene. Its interesting what gets picked up because we spend more time at schools and going to charity functions, but hopefully this stuff will be a means to an ends to promote fencing.
The ride we are on since Beijing has been really unique even amongst Olympic athletes. There is no infrastructure set up in our sport to capitalize on Olympic success, but despite this obstacle we are making a lot of inroads and our schedules are looking pretty busy even into December with events. We are truly being, “powered by great people”. We’ve gotten invited to so many amazing charity events, schools, parties and other things as well as gotten some continued media attention solely based on the people we have met who have been so generous and who have gotten excited to help us get the great story out there.
My hope is that by 2010 we can have a regular fencing event on television and go into the 2012 Olympic Games with many more people understanding our sports, knowing its athletes and excited to see us compete. as well as to secure some sort of sponsorship This past week, we met some great people and made what will hopefully become some new great friends for us. I I feel really blessed because we are really doing good things while also promoting. Thank you again for your supprt! -Tim
Over the last few days we have spoken to several hundred children in schools in Newark, the South Bronx and Rye.
(You don’t need to have a facebook account to view it)
Tim Morehouse, Mariel Zagunis, Jason Rogers, Erinn Smart, James Williams and other members of the US Olympic team sing Karoake!
Our quest to promote fencing and help out with charities has truly been
fun and wild. I keep thinking that this week will be the week when I stop having something totally surreal happen, but the streak continues. Last week, we got to attend the Bowlmore Lanes 70th Anniversary party and my teammate Jason and I walked the red carpet, got a million pictures taken of us for all these celebrity sites and then we got to bowl with Michael Phelps and others. Phelps also did get a higher score than me in a competition he didn’t know he was competing in. (Darn it!) The owner and staff were totally amazing at Bowlmore and we got to meet some fantastic people and make new friends.
This week, we attended a few parties for InTouch, Women’s sports Foundation as well as the 10th Anniversary party for the Key to the Cure to Breast Cancer that’s hosted by Saks 5th Ave. We actually ended up walking the red carpet with Lindsay Lohan and got to hang out with her for a bit. She is totally nice and sweet! The thing that really strikes me is just how many people want to help others, and the people we encounter at these events all support multiple charities and causes. –Tim
Amazing thanks to Steve from Saks, Rembrandt, Thomas, Joey, Brett and all the folks we met this past week!
Jane Krakowski from 30 Rock