Wednesday, November 2, 2011

USOC: Fueling the Dream

Texaco and the U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC) today inaugurated the first branded fueling station at the U.S. Olympic Complex in Colorado Springs.
At a festive celebration which brought world-class athletes together with Texaco employees, company and USOC officials pumped the ceremonial first tankful of Texaco CleanSystem3 gasoline into a USOC vehicle, and witnessed demonstrations by U.S. gymnasts and skiers.
Under a banner proclaiming "Fueling the Dream," Texaco secretary and vice president of corporate communications Kjestine M. Anderson said, "The athletes who live and train at this impressive facility possess the vision, determination and commitment to excel at their respective sports. The entire Texaco family is pleased to support the efforts of these athletes by providing them the energy to achieve their dream."
The Texaco fueling center, complete with pumps and two service bays, will be used for the fueling and maintenance of all OTC vehicles which transport athletes, coaches, officials and volunteers around the Colorado Springs area. Texaco supplies the fuel and lubricants and OTC personnel operate the fueling center.
Joining Texaco and USOC officials in the celebration were more than 500 local Texaco employees and their families, community partners and athletes training at the U.S. Olympic Training Center. A musical band, comprised of U.S. Olympic Team hopefuls, provided the background to the grand opening festivities which included a barbecue, tours of the OTC and autograph sessions with USA Men's Gymnastics' "Team Texaco."
"Our valued sponsors are a major link to the success of our Olympic athletes and Texaco is providing our athletes with the necessities to assist them with their travel needs. The Texaco branded fueling station is an important component at the U.S. Olympic Complex that will be beneficial to all the Olympians and Olympic hopefuls who train in Colorado Springs, as well as to the United States Olympic Committees and our National Governing Bodies," said Dick Schultz, executive director, USOC.
The U.S. Olympic Complex in Colorado Springs is the headquarters for the U.S. Olympic Committee administration and the Olympic Training Center programs. There are 12 USOC member organizations that have their national headquarters on the complex, and 12 other member organizations and two international sports federations located nearby in Colorado Springs.
The Olympic Complex officially became the USOC administrative headquarters in July 1978. The USOC is able to provide housing, dining, recreational facilities and other services for up to 557 coaches and athletes at one time on the 35-acre complex.
Operating in more than 150 countries, Texaco and its affiliates explore for, produce and sell crude oil, natural gas liquids (NGLs) and natural gas; manufacture and market high-quality fuels and lubricant products; operate trading, transportation and distribution facilities; and produce electricity or alternate forms of energy for power and manufacturing.
Texaco Exploration and Production Inc.'s Central U.S. Asset Team is based in Denver. The team is responsible for Texaco's exploration and production interests in the Rocky Mountain, Mid-Continent and East Texas areas.
Texaco is a sponsor of the U.S. Olympic Team through the year 2004 and a sponsor of the 2002 Olympic Winter Games in Salt Lake City. Additionally, the company sponsors 33 of the 39 U.S. National Governing Bodies of Olympic sport.
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