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USA Curling

For the second straight Olympic Winter Games, Pro Bowl tight end Vernon Davis of the San Francisco 49ers supported curling as Team USA’s honorary captain. Davis became interested in the sport in 2009 when an Associated Press reporter challenged him to try the sport out. Always intrigued by the intricacies and team atmosphere, Davis took up the challenge and ended up even more intrigued with the sport. http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/sports/olympics/2009-11-23-1328642583_x.htm

USA Curling asked Davis to be the honorary captain for the men’s curling team in Vancouver in 2010 and created some fun promotional videos to help support Team USA and curling (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8sgBoZFHMmE). The football star arrived in Canada to support the American team at end of the round robin competition. In addition, Davis took to the nearby Vancouver Curling Club for a little on-ice time and spent time with reporters from USA Today, NBC, NY Times, and more. After the Games, Davis used curling as the highlight of the David Family Foundation, hosting “Curling With the Stars” as a fundraising event, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9c3_zZaUFlc/ . Many other videos and stories were created from Davis’s stint as the 2010 Team Captain.

Davis was invited back as Team USA’s honorary captain for the Sochi Olympic Winter Games and spent three nights in Sochi. Davis once again created promotional videos for the sport (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yXRTob6rbSE).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zTcBTQd0i7s

Yahoo Sports: http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/fourth-place-medal/honorary-captain-vernon-davis-and-the-greatest-u-s--curling-team-ever-assembled-214628612.html

FOX Sports: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QAAO1VoupVo

USA Today: http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/olympics/2013/02/27/vernon-davis-san-francisco-49ers-curling/1952055/

San Jose Mercury News: http://www.mercurynews.com/sports/ci_25157123/purdy-vernon-davis-enjoying-curling-and-pancakes-sochi

ESPN.com: http://espn.go.com/olympics/winter/2014/curling/story/_/id/10466823/2014-sochi-olympics-curling-finds-unlikely-fan-vernon-davis

NBC Sports: http://olympictalk.nbcsports.com/2014/02/16/why-does-vernon-davis-love-curling-it-just-grows-on-you/

49ers.com: http://www.49ers.com/news/article-3/Vernon-Davis-Foresees-Future-in-Curling-/5a122134-1ca9-4da6-babe-94482f295125

Washington Post: http://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/olympics/vernon-davis-lends-support-to-usa-curling-program/2014/02/17/832788a8-97ed-11e3-afce-3e7c922ef31e_story.html

TeamUSA.org: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BS9RbkZNnSQ

After the Sochi Olympics, Davis was invited to present at a special Olympic/Paralympic ceremony in Washington, D.C.: http://www.paralympic.org/news/team-usa-set-week-events-washington-dc

 
2014 Team USA members Allison Pottinger, Erika Brown, Jessica Schultz, & Ann Swisshelm at USA House with Vernon Davis (2/15/2014)
 
   
 
Vernon in 2014 with U.S. team members Allison Pottinger & Jeff Isaacson (2/15/2014)
 
   



Davis in 2010 at the Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver