FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, June 22nd, 2020

NBC SPORTS NORTHWEST LAUNCHES CAMPAIGN HONORING LOCAL OLYMPIANS & PARALYMPIANS ACROSS MULTIPLE PLATFORMS THROUGH JULY 4

Profiles & Vignettes to Highlight Olympians and Paralympians with Roots in the Oregon and Washington Areas

Featured Athletes Include Long-Distance Runner Galen Rupp, USWNT Player Shannon Boxx, Decathlete Dave Johnson, Fencer Mariel Zagunis, Sled Hockey Player Rico Roman, and Goalball Player Jen Armbruster

Vignettes & New Interviews Appear Across Multiple NBC Sports Northwest Platforms, Including “The Bridge,” The Brian Noe Show, Rip City Radio and More

PORTLAND, Oregon (June 22, 2020) – NBC Sports Northwest has launched a campaign to honor local Olympians and Paralympians from the Oregon and Washington areas, which began yesterday on Father’s Day and runs through Saturday, July 4.

The multiplatform campaign, which kicks off in the same time period that the postponed 2020 Olympic Track & Field Trials were scheduled to take place at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore., will highlight local athletes through profiles and vignettes, which are presented by Toyota.

Athletes who will be highlighted throughout the campaign include:

    • Long-distance runner and five-time Olympic medalist Galen Rupp
    • USWNT player and three-time Olympic gold medalist Shannon Box
    • Decathlete and 1992 Olympic bronze medalist Dave Johnson
    • Fencer and four-time Olympic medalist Mariel Zagunis
    • Sled hockey player and 2014 Paralympic gold medalist Rico Roman
    • Goalball player and two-time Paralympic medalist Jen Armbruster

 

The vignettes and profiles, along with new interviews from the athletes, will appear across multiple NBC Sports Northwest platforms, including  The Brian Noe Show, Rip City Radio, the Talkin’ Blazers, Talkin’ Ducks and The Bridge podcasts, and NBCSports.com/Northwest.

 

About NBC Sports Northwest:  NBC Sports Northwest, part of NBC Sports Group, is the exclusive network of the Portland Trail Blazers and provides in-depth regional sports content covering the Seattle Seahawks, Oregon Ducks, Beavers and outdoor programming. In addition to live event coverage, NBC Sports Northwest offers Emmy Award-winning original programming, news, analysis, and compelling content across linear, digital, audio and mobile platforms. NBC Sports Northwest can be found across all social media platforms (@NBCSnorthwest), on NBCSportsNorthwest.com, and the MyTeams by NBC Sports app.

 

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