Saturday, January 24, 2009

Join The Millions

If you witnessed the throngs of people at Obama’s inauguration this week, or at his acceptance speech in Chicago last November, you know that more than one million people were in those TV broadcasts and photographs, each taking in their little piece of history.

Enjoy being part of a cool group?

Want to help make a little Olympic history?

If so, I encourage you to cruise over to the Chicago 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Bid website, where more than one million people already registered their support (I was stunned, but not entirely surprised, to see how this number has grown since my fall 2008 posts about Chicago Mayor Daley in Beijing – his rockin’ video is still online).

Chicago is working hard to secure the 2016 Summer Olympics and Paralympics, and they need YOUR support before the big International Olympic Committee vote in October 2009. (disclosure: the International Paralympic Committee is a client of Edelman, the P.R. agency where I work)

By becoming a supporter, you may read more about the Olympic Bid activities and upcoming events at which to volunteer (not in Chicago? You may also volunteer for online/virtual volunteer activities!). You may also view videos of support from gymnasts, Michael Phelps and other Olympic champions.

If you are on Facebook, become a Chicago 2016 fan with just a few clicks.

Still need convincing? I will send an Olympic pin to the first three people who join either group AND post comment on this blog stating they did so.

Thank you for supporting Chicago 2016!


David Johnston said...

Thanks to chi2016 on Twitter, I saw your blog and now I'm a supporter of both. Thanks for the tip! Cheers from Kansas, which produced Olympic greats Jim Bausch, Al Oerter, Bill Nieder, Jim Ryun and Billy Mills!

Nicholas Wolaver said...

Hi, David. Thanks for your note, and supporting the bid. If you want to send me your mailing address via e-mail (see contact information on my blog homepage -- expand the about me section) I'll drop a pin in the mail to you. Will be sure to research those Kansas Olympians (thanks for the info!).

Steve said...

Hi, I left a comment on the Facebook page but it doesn't show up yet. IN any case I like your enthusiasm. I am quite passionate about the Olympics as well. Please email me about it. I would like to talk to you about your experience with the games. Thanks!

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