Team USA athletes to pack and distribute sporting equipment to local Washington, D.C. locations for Team USA Service & Hope Impact Day on May 3

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee, in conjunction with the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Foundation, will host the Team USA Service & Hope Impact Day on Tuesday, May 3 in Washington, D.C. Funded fully by donors who gave lead gifts to the Team USA Service & Hope Award, athletes will pack 1,800 “Play at Home” kits, complete with athletic gear and inspiring notes from Olympic and Paralympic heroes, which will then be distributed to youth across the D.C. area to help kids get off the sidelines and onto the playing field. This initiative is in collaboration with Leveling the Playing Field, a nonprofit that redistributes equipment to expand access to youth sports and recreation programs in under-resourced communities. 


U.S. athletes packing 1,800 “Play at Home” kits and distributing to four locations across Washington, D.C. 


All will be available for one-on-one interviews during the packing, and Prescod, Brown, Hunter and Emba will be available at the delivery locations.

11:00 a.m.

  • Kit packing featuring Team USA athletes

  • Spokespersons include: Hunter, Emba, Lightner, Merren, Aoki, Biney, Prescod and Brown

2:00-3:00 p.m. 

  • Seaton Elementary with Prescod and Brown

  • The HSC Pediatric Center’s Kids in Action with Hunter and Emba

For media interested in attending the packing and/or donation locations, please email Olivia Truby ( and Annemarie Blanco ( Note that all media members must remain masked when conducting an interview with athletes. 


Olivia Truby, USOPC manager, media relations // 719-216-7328

Annemarie Blanco, USOPC manager, sport communications // 719-646-6921