He’s won eight Olympic medals.
He’s the most decorated U.S. Winter Olympian in history.
He’s mastered the intense competition of short track speed skating.
He’s the star of the 2010 Winter Games.
But can he withstand 430 hyper sixth-graders?
Today, Apolo Anton Ohno participated in an Ask, Listen, Learn event with The Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility at Robert Wagner Middle School in New York City. This is part of a nationwide school tour, meant to encourage kids to say ‘YES’ to a healthy lifestyle and ‘NO’ to underage drinking.
“The decisions I made as a young teen heavily influenced where I am today. In fact, many of the decisions I’ve made off-the-ice have contributed most to my success,” said Apolo Anton Ohno. “I truly believe that healthy habits and positive choices start at childhood which is why I’m proud to establish my own Foundation and work with The Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility to spread healthy messages, including “say no” to underage drinking, to kids across the country.”
Apolo’s nationwide tour will continue. Next is an appearance Saturday morning at Greenwood Athletic Club in Greenwood Village, CO, outside of Denver.
Check out coverage of the event here!