Rio Reality-Check: U.S. Olympians Team up with TD Ameritrade to Surprise Top Teen Athletes

See their emotional reactions caught on tape

OMAHA, Neb.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–TD Ameritrade again teams up with U.S. Olympians to support and mentor
the “next generation” of athletes. Leveraging its relationship with the
United States Olympic Committee (USOC), TD Ameritrade is the only
official sponsor to match U.S. Olympians with up-and-coming athletes who
have their sights set on competing in the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

In coordination with the USOC and the National Governing Bodies, four
2020 U.S. Olympic hopefuls were identified as top athletes in their
sports and surprised with a special message from TD Ameritrade,
delivered by a U.S. Olympian. Each hopeful will receive mentoring,
education and training opportunities, as well as a trip to Rio to cheer
on Team USA and experience the Games firsthand.

To pull off the reveal, the 2020 Team USA hopefuls were told they would
be participating in a “special” training session. While working out, the
young athletes were greeted by U.S. Olympians David Boudia, Chaunte
Lowe, David Oliver and Mariel Zagunis who helped pull off the surprises
of a lifetime.

Watch the video and experience the interactive multimedia for this

2020 U.S. Olympic Hopefuls and Mentor Match-up:

  • Tia Jones, age 15 and U.S. Olympian Chaunte Lowe, Track & Field
  • Damion Thomas, age 16 and U.S. Olympian David Oliver, Track & Field
  • Jordan Windle, age 17 and U.S. Olympian David Boudia, Diving
  • Sylvie Binder, age 16 and U.S. Olympian Mariel Zagunis, Fencing

“Having the right support system is critical whether you’re an Olympian
vying to compete in Rio this summer, or among the next generation of
athletes who look up to them,” said Denise Karkos, chief marketing
officer, TD Ameritrade. “TD Ameritrade is proud to support these
incredible U.S. Olympians who will serve as role models, showing younger
athletes the importance of staying focused in order to meet long-term
goals. We’re equally excited to work closely with this group of 2020
U.S. hopefuls’ respective National Governing Bodies and the USOC to
offer them education and training opportunities, including spending time
with their mentors and experiencing the Games firsthand in Rio.”

U.S. Olympic high jumper Chaunte Lowe has competed in three Olympic
Games and will mentor 15-year-old track & field standout, Tia Jones.
Jones, along with the other hopefuls, will travel to Rio and get the
opportunity to attend the Opening Ceremony and experience the Olympic
Games, firsthand, without the pressure of competing. “I remember my
first Olympic Games, I didn’t know what to expect and I was in shock
when I got there,” said Lowe. “I think I could have really benefited
from having somebody mentor me, and help me prepare mentally, so I was
more confident and focused on doing my best out there on the track.”

TD Ameritrade #LikeYou Olympic Campaign: Athlete or Investor,
Everyone Has a Dream

TD Ameritrade will feature the U.S. Olympic hopefuls in a campaign
designed to raise awareness about the tools and support available to
help investors pursue their goals. While the 2020 U.S. hopefuls have a
singular focus of someday competing in the Olympics, TD Ameritrade
supports all investors working toward their own “someday” goal, whether
it’s sending children to college, buying a dream house or retiring on a

The #LikeYou campaign will feature a number of everyday TD Ameritrade
clients as well as a roster of sponsored U.S. Olympians who also are
long-time clients. These athletes use TD Ameritrade’s platform tools –
which are available to all clients – for trading, investing and managing
their portfolios. While U.S. Olympians can perform amazing athletic
feats, TD Ameritrade levels the playing field when it comes to planning
and pursuing financial goals.

Active Traders:

  • Chaunte Lowe, three-time U.S. Olympic high jumper
  • Bob and Mike Bryan, three-time U.S. Olympic doubles tennis players

Long-term Investors:

  • Mariel Zagunis, U.S. Olympic gold medal fencer
  • David Boudia, U.S. Olympic gold medal diver
  • David Oliver, U.S. Olympic bronze medal hurdler

“We chose the campaign theme #LikeYou because, like millions of
individuals and families, these athletes are on a journey to fulfill
their dreams both in competition and in their financial lives,” added
Karkos. “We will be cheering for them as they turn those dreams into
achievements, just like we cheer for investors every day.”

Follow along with the hopefuls and the TD Ameritrade sponsored U.S.
Olympic athletes on social media using the hashtag #likeyou

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About TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation
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turned to TD Ameritrade’s (Nasdaq: AMTD) technology,
and education
to help make investing and trading easier to understand and do. Online
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or sophisticated trader. Our clients want to take control, and we help
them decide how — bringing Wall Street to Main Street for more than 40
years. An official
sponsor of the 2014 and 2016 U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Teams
, TD
Ameritrade has time and again been recognized
as a leader
in investment services. Please visit TD Ameritrade’s newsroom
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About the USOC
Founded in 1894 and headquartered in Colorado
Springs, Colo., the U.S. Olympic Committee serves as both the National
Olympic Committee and National Paralympic Committee for the United
States. As such, the USOC is responsible for the training, entering and
funding of U.S. teams for the Olympic, Paralympic, Youth Olympic, Pan
American and Parapan American Games, while serving as a steward of the
Olympic and Paralympic Movements throughout the country. For more
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