Support the Olympians With Duracell’s Virtual Stadium App

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My family and I are huge fans of the The 2012 Summer Olympics and have been watching it non-stop from the first day. When we’re not watching the Olympics we are dvr’ing it so we don’t miss a second. Yes – we are that into team USA.  We watched as Michael Phelps swam his way to the most decorated Olympian of all time and we saw Gabby Douglas win the women’s all-around gymnastic gold.  We love watching the Olympic games and cheering on our favorite athletes in all of the competitions, from basketball to water polo.

My husband and I, encourage and support our children to play sports and also be great fans.  Our two daughters are involved in many sports that include Tae Kwon Do, Lacrosse, Soft-Ball, Basketball, Soccer, Tennis, Surfing, Swimming, and Skiing.  They are passionate about their activities and are each others biggest fans.

There is a lot of hard work and sacrifice involved in excelling at a sport.  To be able to reach your potential, you need support and encouragement.  As parents of very activity kids, we try to instill the importance of giving it your all.  If you are going to do something, be the best you can be.  We encourage our daughters to explore the many options available to them in the area of sports.  Through this exploration they have learned invaluable lessons, the importance of practice, teamwork, dedication, focus and determination.  These traits will help them to achieve any goal they set for themselves, whether it be to win an Olympic medal or to be the best in their chosen field of work.

For an athlete to reach the Olympics they needed a support system encouraging and rooting for them every step of the way. From the time they start training all the way to the Olympics. The support they receive comes from various places including their parents, coaches, teammates and friends.  Now you can show your support to these exceptional men and women, during one of the biggest moments of their lives.

Duracell is an official sponsor of the London 2012 Olympic Games. Team USA may rely on Duracell to power their training devices, but they also need fan support to gain the winning edge. Duracell has launched a Virtual Stadium app tab on their Facebook page to help power the athletes by sending them an inspiring message as they go for the gold. Your words of encouragement will become part of Duracell’s Virtual Stadium, which will be displayed on 25+ foot high-tech screens in London this summer at the P&G Family Home (the only place where athletes and families can come together since family is not allowed in Olympic Village). When you submit a motivational message or video, you’ll be entered for a chance to win a trip to the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games or a $500 Visa gift card from Duracell.

Do you support your children when it comes to sports? Leave a comment and let us know how you support your children.

I was compensated for this blog post as part of the SocialMoms and Duracell blogging program. The opinions and ideas expressed here are my own,





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