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Governors' Challenge to Raise Money for U.S. Olympic Athletes

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5/16/2012 

OFFICE OF GOVERNOR MATT MEAD
State Capitol
Cheyenne, WY 82002
Ph. (307) 777-7437


May 16, 2012


******FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE******

Contact:
Renny MacKay
Communications Director
renny.mackay@wyo.gov

 

Governors’ Challenge to Raise Money for U.S. Olympic Athletes

CHEYENNE, Wyo. –  Governor Matt Mead is joining with his peers from across the country to support America’s Olympic athletes. The Governors’ Challenge asks people to purchase a stitch in the American flag that Team USA will take to London for the 2012 Summer Olympics. The donations will go to pay for training, housing and equipment for Olympic and Paralympic athletes. The U.S. Olympic Committee will recognize the state that donates the most stitches.

“The First Lady and I are proud to join in this effort. We hope all of Wyoming will pitch in to show support for our athletes and for our country,” Governor Mead said. In the United States the Olympic Team receives no government funding so individual donations are especially important. “All of us can become more than fans during the Games this summer. With this program we can become participants.”

To track Wyoming’s donations to the Governors’ Challenge you can go to www.teamusa.org. The challenge ends on July 13th. Governor Mead and the First Lady thank you for your generosity and patriotism.

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