|BATTLE CREEK, Mich., Sept. 7, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — With the 2016 Olympic Games now at a close for Team USA, Kellogg Company announced today the accomplishments of Team Kellogg’s first-time U.S. Olympians at the Games. Team Kellogg’s transformed their daily routines into international acclaim, showing what gets them started along the journey to Rio. All five Team Kellogg’s U.S. Olympians competed in Rio, with three bringing home medals. The Team Kellogg’s Olympic athletes include: Ajee’ Wilson (track), Jimmy Butler (basketball), Julie Johnston (soccer), Tom Shields (swimming) and Simone Biles (gymnastics).
“With the help of Team Kellogg’s athletes, we’ve celebrated the things that drive people to get up in the morning, what pushes them toward their goal, and what inspires them to uncover the possibilities of each new day,” said Noel Geoffroy, Senior Vice President, Marketing & Innovation for Kellogg’s U.S. Morning Foods. “These Olympians have shown us that each day is a new opportunity for greatness and our everyday motivations can help lead us to success – regardless of whether you’re a world-class Olympian or a working mom raising her kids.”
Next, Team Kellogg’s cheers on team member and Team USA Paralympian Natalie Bieule as she prepares to compete in the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio, which begin on September 7th. Bieule was officially named to the U.S. Paralympic roster, and will compete in discus on September 11th.
Additionally, Simone Biles and the U.S. women’s gymnastics team embark on the Kellogg’s Tour of Gymnastics Champions. The team will visit 36 U.S. cities throughout the fall, meeting with fans and celebrating their successes with other acclaimed gymnasts. The gymnasts’ gold medal edition Special K with Red Berries cereal box – honoring Simone’s individual championship and the women’s team championship – will be available for sale at the stops on the tour. For more information on the Kellogg’s Tour of Gymnastics, please visit kelloggstour.com.