With the Rio 2016 Olympic games being a few weeks removed from dominating the airwaves, we can begin to take a look back at the amazing stories and amazing performances that happened over the duration of the games. While many people became enthralled with the performances of Michael Phelps, Simone Biles and Usain Bolt (and rightfully so) there were some other great performances.
But despite all that immense success, everyone’s success and life story begin in their home town. And for Matt, that town is Beltsville, Maryland. And while he gets a lot of praise for his athletic prowess and Olympic win, something else that he did deserves a lot of attention too.
After his Olympic win, Centrowitz teamed up with his running sponsor, Nike, and did something amazing for the new mothers in his hometown community in Maryland. Together, they delivered 70 pairs of amazing infant sized running shoes for the new parents and their babies to enjoy.
The gifts were meant to inspire the parents to allow the children to chase and run after their dreams, no matter how big they may be. Because if Centrowitz’s parents hadn’t supported him in his goals and journey, who knows where he would be today.
This gift and message are sure to give the parents a great running start in raising their new child, and hopefully, they support their children in whatever they may want to do. You never know, the next Matt Centrowitz could have been among them.