The Foundation for Global Sports Development Supports the U.S. Olympic Committee’s 2014 Olympic and Paralympic Summit

The Foundation for Global Sports Development will support the United States Olympic Committee's upcoming Post-Olympic and Paralympic Summit in Washington, D.C. The summit will provide Olympians with training related to furthering their education, career, and financial goals.

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Empowering athletes to succeed on and off the field is something we wholeheartedly support and together, with the USOC and the other dedicated sponsors, we can open new doors for elite athletes. - David Ulich

Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) April 02, 2014

The Foundation for Global Sports Development (GSD), a long-time supporter of the Olympic Movement, has announced its support of the United States Olympic Committee’s (USOC) 2014 Post-Olympic and Paralympic Summit. The 2014 summit will be held in Washington D.C. from April 3-5, 2014, in conjunction with the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic athletes’ visit at the White House, and will feature multiple workshops and sessions.

Designed to provide critical career counseling and employment networking for Team USA, this conference gives America’s athletes contemplating retirement opportunities to evaluate their future plans related to education, career development and financial management. GSD executive board member and anti-doping expert, Dr. Steven Ungerleider, and Olympic Gymnast and GSD champion ambassador, Kathy Johnson Clarke, will serve as co-moderators during the event.

“Education promotes confidence which is essential in empowering athletes as they retire from competitive sport and embark on their future careers,” said Dr. Steven Ungerleider. “I am honored to participate and look forward to GSD’s continued support of USOC projects that support the well-being of athletes.”

“We are proud to be supporting the USOC on this important project,” added David Ulich, executive board member of GSD. “Empowering athletes to succeed on and off the field is something we wholeheartedly support and together, with the USOC and the other dedicated sponsors, we can open new doors for elite athletes.”

The USOC is committed to assisting athletes throughout the duration of their careers. This commitment continues long after athletes have retired from elite sport.

“We are thankful to our friends at the Foundation for Global Sports Development for their support of the 2014 Olympic & Paralympic Athlete Summit and our greater goal of providing resources to America’s elite athletes off the field of play,” said Benita Fitzgerald Mosely, USOC chief of organizational excellence. “Not only do we want our athletes to achieve success in sports, but we want them to have long, prosperous and fulfilling lives when they are finished competing.”