USOC and Xerox Renew Team Xerox Olympian Program
Wednesday, February 14, 2001
ROCHESTER, N.Y., Feb. 13, 2001 -- The United States Olympic Committee (USOC) and Xerox Corporation (NYSE: XRX) have joined for the 11th consecutive year to form the Team Xerox Olympian Program. Team Xerox Olympians travel around the country to speak with business, civic and youth groups, as well as to attend special events and Olympic fund-raisers. Xerox funds the athletes' appearances at these events as part of its corporate commitment to help support local communities. In addition, all money raised by the program goes directly to the U.S. Olympic Team. "Efforts like the Team Xerox Olympian Program help to carry the dreams of America's Olympic hopefuls and integrate the Olympic ideals into local communities," said Matt Mannelly, chief marketing officer, U.S. Olympic Committee. "Xerox has been an outstanding long-term partner of the Olympic Movement and effectively uses its corporate commitment to positively impact America's athletes." Created in 1990 by the USOC and Xerox to help underwrite the participation of Olympic athletes at U.S. Olympic Committee fund-raising events, the program has continued to expand its community reach and reputation. To date, it has raised more than $6 million to help athletes train for Olympic competition.