Olympic medalist April Ross to visit Girls, Inc., of Orange County in Costa Mesa, California, April 6 as Team for Tomorrow athlete ambassador

USOC Communications

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Olympic silver medalist in women’s beach volleyball, April Ross (Costa Mesa, California), will visit Girls, Inc., of Orange County in Costa Mesa, California, Wednesday, April 6, as an athlete ambassador for theUnited States Olympic Committee’s Team for Tomorrow program.

Beginning at 3:45 p.m., Ross will speak about the importance of living an active and healthy lifestyle, and share her story of determination and commitment to returning to the podium at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

Following her presentation, Ross will lead participants in various physical activities, sign autographs and donate a sport package to Girls, Inc., including a variety of equipment, such as hula hoops, basketballs, jump ropes and cones.

“I’m honored to have been selected as an athlete ambassador for the 2016 Team for Tomorrow program and am thrilled to be visiting Girls, Inc., in my hometown of Costa Mesa,” said April Ross, Olympic silver medalist in women’s beach volleyball. “Beyond competing in the Games, something I really look forward to is to giving back to the community whenever I can. Team for Tomorrow has given my fellow ambassadors and I the opportunity to spread awareness about the importance of being active and living healthy, while also having some fun!”

The USOC launched Team for Tomorrow in 2008 in partnership with U.S. Olympians and Paralympians to provide a vehicle through which U.S. athletes can offer their assistance and support to those in need around the world, as well as a means to continue spreading the Olympic Values of excellence, friendship and respect. Through this initiative, U.S. athletes offer assistance and support in the form of donations, volunteerism, disaster recovery support, advocacy and other contributions to communities.

Ross and her fellow Team for Tomorrow athlete ambassadors are serving as captains of the program on behalf of the entire 2016 U.S. Olympic and Paralympic teams. As ambassadors, this select group of athletes act as advocates and champions of the effort, educating their U.S. teammates and spreading awareness about Team for Tomorrow’s causes for 2016.