January 30, 2002 in Social Responsibility News

Battle Creek Resident Wins Trip to 2002 Olympic Winter Games

Battle Creek, Mich. (January 29, 2002) Kelly Wolfe, 36, of Battle Creek, Mich., was recently selected as one of the grand prize winners of Samsung "Spirit of Sport" essay contest. The contest asked entrants to submit a short essay identifying a person who motivated them to participate in sports ? and describe how that encouragement changed their life both on and off the field. As part of the grand prize package, Wolfe has won a trip for two to the 2002 Olympic Winter Games in Salt Lake City.


Wolfe used her essay to describe the effect and impact her high school art teacher and track coach, Thomas Tenney had on her turning her life around. When she entered high school, she was going through a difficult period in her life and was thinking about running away from home, but Tenney was there to encourage her to concentrate on her studies and participate in sports.
"When I got to high school, things weren't going well for me," said Wolfe, a homemaker with a 15 year-old daughter. "But Tom really helped me turn my life around and sports were a big part of that."


The Samsung "Spirit of Sport" Contest ran from October 8 to November 26 of last year and was promoted nationally. A panel of Olympic and sports experts ? including Olympic gold medalists Bonnie Blair (speed skating) and Eric Bergoust (freestyle aerial skiing) ? judged the entries. The five winners and their mentors will travel to the 2002 Olympic Winter Games and will be honored in a special ceremony on February 20 at the Olympic Rendezvous @ Samsung, a major attraction in the Salt Lake Olympic Square that showcases Samsung's expertise in digital wireless telecommunications equipment and provides fans and athletes with the opportunity to interact with the equipment and technology.


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