I’m looking forward to the 2012 Summer Olympics coming in August. I enjoy watching the events and the competition, but the amazing athletes who compete are the heart & soul. So many are inspirations, overcoming difficult situations to succeed, like Lolo Jones, world champion hurdler and U.S. Olympic hopeful.
Jones was raised by her single mother who often held down two jobs to support their family of six. In eight years, Jones attended eight different schools. In third grade, Jones and her family settled in the basement of a Des Moines-area church. She attributes her success to the support of her mom and community, as well as hard work and determination.
“Growing up we didn’t have a lot of money so my mom really had to stretch her budget,” Jones said. “My family really benefited from the great values we received on P&G products from Family Dollar.”
In partnership with Jones and in honor of athletes around the country, Proctor and Gamble is donating $25,000 on behalf of Family Dollar to the P&G Team USA Youth Sports Fund. You can learn more about Lolo’s story, and her partnership with P&G and Family Dollar at followlolorun.com.
P&G also created this heart-warming short film showing the role moms play in the lives of young athletes:
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