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Feb. 21, 2009

 

MEDIA ALERT: Jim Craig Joins Allstate to Unveil Image on U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame Tribute, a Living Art Exhibit at USA House in Vancouver

 

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WHAT: As a part of a 17-day living art exhibit, Jim Craig, goaltender for the gold-medal winning 1980 U.S. Olympic men’s hockey team and member of the U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame presented by Allstate, will join representatives from Allstate to help unveil his image on The Allstate Hall of Fame Tribute at the USA House in downtown Vancouver. The tribute, a three-dimensional art exhibit, is being created by world-renowned mural artist Tracy Lee Stum on the walls of the USA House.

 

The Allstate Hall of Fame Tribute, created completely out of chalk, is an ongoing project throughout the Games depicting historical images of winter Olympic Hall of Fame members who have been inducted into the U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame presented by Allstate (15 Olympians, two Paralympians and two teams).

 

WHO: Gold medal-winning U.S. Olympic men’s hockey goaltender Jim Craig; Allstate marketing manager Caitlin Morse; world-renowned artist Tracy Lee Stum.

 

SIGNIFICANCE: Established by the U.S. Olympic Committee in 1979, Allstate revived the U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony in 2004 to help preserve and protect the legacies and accomplishments of America’s best athletes. The exhibit will be symbolic of protecting those legacies and the Olympians’ moments of greatness.

 

Featuring some of the most decorated athletes in American history, the U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame presented by Allstate includes 234 individuals (including all team members) – 88 Olympians, four Paralympians, nine teams (115 team members), three coaches, nine veterans, and 15 special contributors.

 

WHERE: USA House, 1010 Seymour (at the corner of Nelson)

 

WHEN: Monday, Feb. 22, 2010, 11:00 a.m. (local time)

 

CONTACT: Allstate: Caitlin Morse, 847-402-4129, Caitlin.morse@allstate.com. Taylor (on-site in Vancouver): Bates Grainger, 604-789-7816, bgrainger@taylorpr.com.

 

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