Chickadee Says: Rico Roman & Citi Every Step of the Way Support Veteran’s Sled Hockey

Friday, March 7, 2014

Rico Roman & Citi Every Step of the Way Support Veteran’s Sled Hockey

Hello Darlings!

Now for many it seems like Olympic fever has come and gone, but this isn’t the case! Did you know that the Paralympic Winter Games start today!? From cross country skiing to ice sledge hockey, Paralympic athletes from across the globe have gathered in Sochi to bring home the gold.

This post was created in partnership with Citi®. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

One athlete in particular, Rico Roman, has paired with Citi's Every Step of the Way program to support Operation Comfort. Operation Comfort is an amazing program that gives wounded veterans the opportunity to participate in sled hockey by supplying equipment and financial support.

As the granddaughter of three Marines (yep, three- my maternal grandmother was a badass, excuse my French), a sister in law to a very bratty soldier, and part of a family in which hockey, in all of its forms, runs in our blood, I hold Operation Comfort close to my heart.

I think Olympic hockey player TJ Oshie said it best when being heralded as a hero after his wonderful performance during an Olympic ice hockey game “No. The real heroes wear camo. I’m not one of them.” Operation Comfort brings these two together. This year alone three Olympic sled hockey athletes who got their start through the Operation Comfort program will be competing for Team USA in Sochi!

Make sure to pop over to my in depth post about Citi’s Every Step of the Way program, to learn more about Citi’s $500,000 donation to the U.S. Olympic Committee to help the Every Step of the Way programs!

AND MOST IMPORTANTLY: Visit the Citi Every Step of the Way website and read about the programs each athlete is promoting- don’t forget to vote for your favorite program to help decide where the funds will go!

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