Nathan Adrian teaming with Salvation Army this holiday seasonNovember 15th, 2012 by Annette Griffus
Bremerton gold medalist Nathan Adrian has joined with The Salvation Army to support the organization’s Red Kettle Campaign.
The Salvation Army said Thursday the four-time Olympic champion will be making online and in-person appearances through the holiday season.
“I was first introduced to The Salvation Army thanks to my parents, who have been involved with them for a number of years in my hometown,” Adrian said in a press release, “and I am honored to support an organization that is committed to helping people who are in need.”
Adrian’s father, Jim Adrian, and mother, Cecilia, have supported the Bremerton Salvation Army for many years. Jim Adrian was recently elected as Chairman of the Advisory Board for the Salvation Army in Bremerton.
Nathan Adrian will take part in a Q & A with The Salvation Army, which will be posted on the organization’s website, blog.SalvationArmyUSA.org; he will serve as honorary chairman for the organization’s World Record Bell-Ringing contest; and support the organization’s Rock the Red Kettle Concert in Los Angeles.
“Nathan is a true American champion, not just on the podium, but in the hearts and minds of young people who look up to him for inspiration,” said Major George Hood, National Community Relations and Development Secretary for The Salvation Army.