Jun 25, 2012

Get to Know Olympic Hopeful David Oliver

Hey guys! I wanted to take a moment to introduce you to an athlete named David Oliver. Many of you might already know who he is or have at least heard of him. David Oliver is a USA Track & Field athlete (in hurdles) with many championships, awards and honors under his belt. Some of those athletic achievements include being a three-time USA Outdoor Champion, two-time NCAA All-American, 2008 Olympic Games bronze medalist and several other awards and honors. You can take a peek at his specific rankings and events here. It's quite impressive!
He will be leading a spectacular group of American hurdlers in the 2012 Olympic year. He is hoping to pull from the momentum he had in 2010 since he has been fighting through injuries in 2011. I am quite sure that through determination, hard work and a positive mindset, he will be amazing!

Besides being an incredible athlete, he also helps inner-city children through his organization called SUB 13. In October of 2011, David and his SUB 13 organization hosted their annual speed and agility camp in his hometown of Denver, Colorado. The kids went through a series of drills focused at helping them improve their performance. You can check out the full photo album of the event on the Facebook page. Imagine how cool that would be to get training from such a popular athlete? I know it had to be a big boost for those kids to learn from someone that took time out of his busy schedule to work with them. I have always respected athletes that give back to their community in such a big way.

You can check David Oliver out on Facebook and Twitter as well as his official site.

Psst.... stay tuned to find out how you can get a chance to meet David Oliver in person and help your child's school with Coca-Cola. I promise you that you won't want to miss out on that!
Shelly, Mom Files

8 comments:

  1. I am so excited about the Olympics starting in a few weeks! It's always so exciting. I also think it's fun to learn more about the athletes and their "every day lives" - can't wait to learn more about David Oliver!

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  2. I remember David Oliver from a blog buddy who does track and field and won the Bronze medal this past Olympics. Both tremendous individuals and dedicated to providing inspiration to youth.

    Loved the post, Shelly.

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  3. I can't wait for the Olympics! Summer Olympics are my families favorite! Can't wait to read more about the athletes.

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  4. How cool is that! and what an awesome thing he is doing. Doubt it if he come to vegas but we wouldn't block the chance :-)

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  5. LOVE the Olympics! Great post, thanks for sharing!

    Winks & Smiles,
    Wifey

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  6. I can't wait for the Olympics!!

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  7. He is pretty awesome! Excited for the Olympics!

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  8. Great post. Love that he is good at what he does and is spreading good in the community.

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