March 9, 2010
Amazing Awaits. That’s what the banner hanging in the Celski’s home states.
The Family Project was amazing. Each and everyone of the Celski family was pulling together to make the dream of a lifetime come true.
J.R. Celski competed in the 21st Winter Olympics in Vancouver BC. Not only did he make the USA Olympic Team in Short Track Speed Skating. Not only did he bring home two Olympic Bronze Medals. He did it just 6 short months after a devastating career ending injury where his skate cut his thigh to the bone in crash during the Olympic Qualifying Trials.
His come back is nothing short of…amazing.
The Family Project included an extended family of over 40 members from Federal Way, road tripping up to Vancouver to cheer on J.R. Celski.
You can imagine it difficult to gather a family of mom, dad and three brothers just for meals in the Olympic city of Vancouver, packed with a crowd of international visitors.
Just imagine the challenge of gathering 40.
P&G House provided an amazing facility for the USA Olympic Athletes and their families. A place to gather, a place to share the thrills of victory and the agonies of defeat (J.R. was disqualified in the men’s 1000m semi-finals).
A place to wash some clothes, grab a bite and do what families do: support one another!
Little did Sue Celski know she was to star in a P&G commercial about moms, and her love and support of her son J.R. really showed the excitement and spirit that P&G wanted to capture.
Congratulations Celski family and thank you Sue, Olympic mom!
…and I saw that commercial too! The Celski’s were looking pretty fab in it cheering J.R. on!