This post was created in partnership with Citi®. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Did anyone else have some intense Olympic fever like we did? We seriously had something Olympics-related playing at all times. And then it was over and I was all, what am I supposed to watch now?
No more figure skating to torture Ryan with? No more insane ski jumping? No more contemplating the two-man luge? (Seriously, I’m concerned)
But actually, the Olympics do go on. A couple of weeks after the Olympics end, the Paralympics begin. They don’t get the fanfare that the regular Olympics do, so many of the events go unnoticed. But that’s deeply unfortunate, because there are a lot of amazing athletes giving it their all in the Paralympics.
Rico Roman is one that particularly stands out to me. Rico lost his leg due to injuries he sustained while stationed in Iraq, but he didn’t let that stop him from staying active. And in 2010 he was introduced to the world of sled hockey by a group called Operation Comfort.
Through financial support and equipment donations, Operation Comfort is able to help injured veterans find sports and activities that they might not otherwise have known about, or been able to afford.
Here’s Rico, in his own words:
Through Rico’s partnership with Citi’s Every Step of the Way program, which is letting you decide how a $500,000 donation will be divided between 9 worthy groups, he was able to exceed his monetary goal for the group. Awesome, right?
If you’d like to get involved and help decide where the donation will go, this video is a good place to start:
Did you go checkout the other groups that Citi is supporting? I’d love to know which one you support most!
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