Ever since I was a kid, I have watched the Olympics like clockwork. It was a tradition in my house to watch the Olympics together, as a family, both the Summer and Winter Olympics. And with the Summer Olympics right around the corner, I have to wonder about the athletes themselves. Where did they come from? What did they and their families have to sacrifice to get them there? Did they receive help? Who inspired them?
Procter & Gamble (P&G) recently announced they are donating $25,000 on behalf of Family Dollar to the P&G Team USA Youth Sports Fun! How amazing is that?
And then I was shown this short film from Procter and Gamble.
Jones attended eight schools in eight years while her single mother often held down two jobs to support her family of six. In third grade, the Jones family settled in the basement of a Des Moines-area church. Lolo attributes her success to the support of her mom and community, as well as hard work and determination.
“Growing up we didn’t have a lot of money so my mom really had to stretch her budget,” Jones said. “My family really benefited from the great values we received on P&G products from Family Dollar.”
Want to learn more about Lolo’s inspiring story? Check out www.followlolorun.com, to learn more about Lolo and her incredible journey. You can also shop for great values on P&G products at Family Dollar!
I can’t wait for the 2012 Summer Olympic Games! Go Lolo!!!!
P & G and Family Dollar Prize Pack Giveaway
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