COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Member of the 2012 U.S. Olympic Women’s Field Hockey Team and 2016 Olympic Games hopeful, Katie Bam (Blue Bell, Pa.), will visit Richland Elementary School in Quakertown, Pa., tomorrow, May 6, as an athlete ambassador for the United States Olympic Committee’s (USOC) Team for Tomorrow program.
Bam will speak to third-grade students about the importance of living an active and healthy lifestyle, and share her story of determination and commitment to earning a spot on the women’s field hockey team that will represent the United States at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Following her presentation, Bam will lead participants in various physical activities, sign autographs and donate a sport package to Richland Elementary School, including a variety of equipment, such as hula hoops, basketballs, jump ropes and cones.
“I am thrilled to have the opportunity to speak with the students at Richland Elementary as a Team for Tomorrow ambassador,” said Bam, Olympic women’s field hockey athlete. “Even while my teammates and I remain sharply focused on earning a spot on this year’s Olympic roster, giving back to the community whenever I can is always a priority.”
The USOC launched Team for Tomorrow in 2008 in partnership with U.S. Olympians and Paralympians to provide a vehicle through which U.S. athletes can offer their assistance and support to those in need around the world, as well as a means to continue spreading the Olympic Values of excellence, friendship and respect. Through this initiative, U.S. athletes offer assistance and support in the form of donations, volunteerism, disaster recovery support, advocacy and other contributions to communities.
Bam and her fellow Team for Tomorrow athlete ambassadors are serving as captains of the program on behalf of the entire 2016 U.S. Olympic and Paralympic teams. As ambassadors, this select group of athletes act as advocates and champions of the effort, educating their U.S. teammates and spreading awareness about Team for Tomorrow's causes for 2016.
Editor’s Note // Media Contacts
There will be no media availability at Richland Elementary School. For images or additional requests for Bam, please contact Kait Mitchell, USA Field Hockey, at KMitchell@usafieldhockey.com.