Houchin and Sutton to Visit Duke Children’s Hospital & Health Center

USA Swimming National Team members Charlie Houchin (Raleigh, N.C.) and Chloe Sutton (Mission Viejo, Calif.) will visit Duke Children’s Hospital & Health Center (Durham, N.C.) on Wednesday, Nov. 13 from 2-4 p.m. ET. Houchin and Sutton will talk about their experience in the sport, sign autographs and pose for pictures with the children and their families.

Charlie Houchin, 2012 Olympian, World Champion (Photo Credit: Tim Binning, theswimpictures)

Charlie Houchin, 2012 Olympian, World Champion (Photo Credit: Tim Binning, theswimpictures)

Their visit is in conjunction with the Jessie Rees Foundation whose mission is to ensure every child fighting cancer has the resources and support to Never Ever Give Up!

“The opportunity to do a hospital visit with The Jessie Rees Foundation is so special,” Sutton said. “It’s an extremely humbling and rewarding experience to be able to bring  joy to a courageous kid who is battling cancer and to remind them to Never Ever Give Up.” 

The appearance is open to the media, however, all media must arrange a public relations guide for the visit. For more information, please contact Duke Medicine media relations representative, Rachel Harrison, 919-419-5069. Duke Children’s Hospital & Health Center is located at 2301 Erwin Road, Durham, NC 27710.

Houchin and Sutton’s appearance at Duke Children’s Hospital & Health Center is part of USA Swimming’s Athlete Partnership Program. The program is a platform for National Team swimmer to encourage kids and adults to take up the sport as a healthy and positive activity. These appearances directly promote the sport and the healthy lifestyle it represents. To find more information about how to get started in the sport, visit www.swimtoday.org.

About USA Swimming
USASwimmingLogoLargeAs the National Governing Body for the sport of swimming in the United States, USA Swimming is a 400,000-member service organization that promotes the culture of swimming by creating opportunities for swimmers and coaches of all backgrounds to participate and advance in the sport through clubs, events and education. Our membership is comprised of swimmers from the age group level to the Olympic Team, as well as coaches and volunteers. USA Swimming is responsible for selecting and training teams for international competition including the Olympic Games, and strives to serve the sport through its core objectives: Build the base, Promote the sport, Achieve competitive success. For more information, visit www.usaswimming.org.

This release was provided to SwimSwam courtesy of USA Swimming.

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