Honoring our U.S. Olympic and Paralympic athletes
The pursuit of glory. It’s something O.C. Tanner is proud to support. Since 2000, we have partnered with Team USA to create Olympic and Paralympic Team rings. They recognize achievement of Olympic proportions. Because the road to the Games is filled with sacrifice, dedication and exceptional teamwork. And, getting a beautiful 14k gold ring for these young women and men is pretty great. It’s the kind of greatness our entire company gets excited about.
“Our 2010 social media contest honored the people who encouraged, empowered, and believed in Team USA athletes drew more than 1,000,000 votes online.”
The Inspiration Award
The O.C. Tanner Inspiration Award honors the stories behind the stories—the behind-the-scenes mentors who will never receive an Olympic medal of their own. But, their passion, vision and great work made Olympic glory possible for someone else.
We set out to honor those people in 2010, and received 48 nominations from U.S. Olympic and Paralympic athletes. They shared the stories of friends, parents, siblings, coaches and mentors who helped them pursue the Olympic dream.
Their stories generated more than one million votes online and winning stories were selected. Honorees received the Inspiration Award, a 14k gold, handcrafted ring bearing the laurel crown of the ancient Olympic Games, designed by O.C. Tanner.
Do you want to get inspired? Read the Olympic and Paralympic nominations here.