2008 Olympic silver medalist, Tim Morehouse, will visit the Vanderbilt YMCA in New York City on Tuesday, October 16. Morehouse will be appearing as an Athlete Ambassador for the United States Olympic Committee’s Team for Tomorrow program.
Morehouse is a New York native who won a silver medal in the team saber fencing event at the 2008 Olympic Games. Now, Morehouse is part of a group of Olympic athletes that are captains of the Team for Tomorrow program developed as a means to continue spreading the Olympic values of excellence, friendship and respect. These U.S. athletes offer their assistance and support to those in need around the world through donations, volunteerism, disaster recovery support, advocacy and other contirbutions to communities.
“Team for Tomorrow provides me with a platform to contribute to making the world a better place,” said Morehouse. “It’s humbling to see my fellow athletes share the excitement I have in giving back to others. As Olympians, we have a responsibility to give back, and I would not be where I am today if it were not for the wonderful role models and mentors in my own life.”
At 4pm on Tuesday, Morehouse will speak with young athletes at the YMCA about the importance of living an active and healthy lifestyle as well as his personal story of determination and commitment. He will also encourage young people to reach for their dreams.
After his presentation, Morehouse will give a demonstration and allow the participants to try their hand at fencing.