CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Four of the five members from the U.S gymnastics team known as the 'Fierce Five' will be attending the Democratic National Convention next week.
DNC officials confirmed to NewsChannel 36 Thursday morning that Gabrielle Douglas, McKayla Maroney, Aly Raisman and Jordyn Wieber.
Olympic swimmer Rebecca Soni and Dana Vollmer and soccer stars Lauren Cheney and Abby Wambach will be in Charlotte during the DNC.
The Olympic athletes will here for the “Kids’ Health Goes Gold,” a new national initiative promoting children’s health and wellness.
“I’m excited to come to Charlotte for “Kids’ Health Goes Gold” to meet with fans and share my personal tips on leading a healthy lifestyle,” said Gabrielle Douglas. “I want kids to understand that fitness and good nutrition are the building blocks for success and will give them the strength and confidence to accomplish their goals – whether it’s winning a gold medal, getting straight As or finishing all of their chores.”
The event focusing on children’s health and wellness is presented by Edge Health and will also feature physician experts from Carolinas HealthCare System (CHS).
Following the brief presentation, guests will dine with the Olympic champions, and enjoy a session where they can get autographs and have their photographs taken with the athletes. Guests are encouraged to bring their cameras and will receive a special souvenir t-shirt.
Tickets are available for either 8 – 11 a.m. or 1 – 4 p.m. sessions and can be purchased by clicking here.