Olympic Great Matt Grevers Co-Chairs at GLASA Gala

U.S. Olympic gold medalist Matt Grevers (Lake Forest, Ill.) will be an honorary co-chairman at the Great Lakes Adaptive Sports Association Gala event, which runs from 7-11 p.m. CT on Saturday at Fields BMW in Northfield, Ill.

“It was very humbling when I was asked to be an honorary chair for GLASA’s gala red carpet event. The number of lives they’ve touched is incredible, and I feel fortunate to be part of such a wonderful cause.”

Throughout the evening, Grevers will share how he got into swimming along with the importance of GLASA. The six-time Olympic medalist will also sign autographs and pose for pictures.

Serving alongside Grevers as co-chairman is U.S. Paralympian Alyssa Gialamas. Gialamas is a member of the Paralympic National Swim Team and is a 12-time American record holder. Both Grevers and Gialamas grew up in the Chicago-land area.

“The Great Lakes Adaptive Sports Association is so excited to have Matt and Alyssa as the honorary co-chairs for the GLASA Gala,” said GLASA Executive Director and Founder Cindy Housner. “We are so honored to have both Matt and Alyssa supporting GLASA and our mission as they truly exemplify our motto of Let No One Sit on the Sidelines.”

Grevers’ appearance at GLASA Gala 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 SwimToday.org.

About USA Swimming
As 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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