Tucson, Ariz. The Citi Team USA Flag Tour made its third stop today in Tucson, one of Citi's largest sites in the United States. Track and field Olympians Bernard Lagat and Jillian Camarena-Williams joined Citi Site President Randy Q. McDonald, Citi employees and the Vail Academy Middle School Choir in celebration and support of Team USA and the athletes' journeys to the London 2012 Olympic Games.
"The Tucson campus is honored to celebrate Citi's sponsorship of the 2012 U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Teams with today's ceremonial flag-raising and highlight the accomplishments of two amazing athletes who call our city home," said McDonald. "We are proud to support the athletes on their journeys on the road from ambition to achievement and cheer them on as they bring the best of the American spirit to the world stage."
At the event, the athletes spoke to a crowd of more than 250 people and highlighted the importance of the network of support they received from family, friends and the community as part of their own personal Olympic journeys. The event was capped off by a ceremony to raise the Citi Team USA flag on the Citi Tucson campus which will remain up through the London 2012 Olympic Games. The tour has stopped in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and Irving, Texas, and will head to Jacksonville, Florida, in December.
As the official bank of the 2012 U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Teams and the U.S. Olympic Committee, Citi is bringing the Olympic spirit to Citi sites and locations across the country in the year leading up to the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Through the Citi Team USA Flag Tour, employees and the community will get the opportunity to meet Olympians, Paralympians and hopefuls, hear their inspirational stories and show their support for Team USA.
Citi is the official bank sponsor of the 2012 U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Teams and the U.S. Olympic Committee.
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The United States Olympic Committee is recognized by the International Olympic Committee as the sole entity in the United States whose mission involves training, entering and underwriting the full expenses for the U.S. teams in the Olympic, Paralympic, Pan American and Parapan American Games. In addition to being the steward of the U.S. Olympic Movement, the USOC is the moving force for support of sports in the United States that are on the program of the Olympic, Paralympic, Pan American and Parapan American Games. For more information, please visit www.teamusa.org. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook.