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Gallaudet University coach Curtis Pride selected to President Obama’s Delegation for the 2012 Olympic Games Closing Ceremony

August 12, 2012
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WASHINGTON, D.C. – United States of America President Barack Obama announced his Presidential Delegation to attend the Closing Ceremony of the 2012 Olympic Summer Games in London, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland on August 12, 2012. Gallaudet University baseball head coach Curtis Pride is one of the six traveling to London on behalf of the United States of America.

Pride is a member of the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition. The Presidential Delegation will view several Olympic events while in London including the men’s and women’s basketball gold medal games.

“I am both excited and honored to be a member of the Presidential Delegation for the Closing Ceremony at the 2012 London Olympics,” said Pride. “It is a once in a lifetime experience that I will always treasure.  I look forward to cheering on the USA Olympians at the weekend events.”

The 2012 Olympic Summer Games Closing Ceremony will air on your local NBC affiliate at 7 p.m. (EST) on Sunday, August 12. Please check your local listings for your channel and time.

Gallaudet University, federally chartered in 1864, is a bilingual, diverse, multicultural institution of higher education that ensures the intellectual and professional advancement of deaf and hard of hearing individuals through American Sign Language and English. Gallaudet maintains a proud tradition of research and scholarly activity and prepares its graduates for career opportunities in a highly competitive, technological, and rapidly changing world.

Members of the Presidential Delegation

The Honorable Susan E. Rice, United States Permanent Representative to the United Nations

The Honorable Louis B. Susman, United States Ambassador to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Mr. Benjamin Rhodes, Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategic Communication and Speechwriting

Ms. Michelle Kwan, Member of the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition, U.S. Public Diplomacy Envoy and Olympic figure skater

Mr. Reginald Love, Former Special Assistant and Personal Aide to the President of the United States

Mr. Curtis Pride, Member of the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition, former Major League Baseball player and Gallaudet University Head Baseball Coach

12 August 2012


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