Monday, August 20, 2012

Bethesda Celebrates Hometown Olympians this Friday, 5:30pm

The Bethesda community will celebrate the accomplishments of Bethesda's Olympic athletes including Gold Medalist Katie Ledecky, Scott Parsons, and Julie Zetlin this Friday, August 24 at 5:30pm at the Bethesda Metro Center plaza. The free community event is organized by the Greater Bethesda Chevy Chase Chamber of Commerce, Bethesda Urban Partnership, Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services Center, and Brookfield Properties. Congressman Chris Van Hollen and Montgomery County Council President Roger Berliner will help honor these outstanding local athletes.

Ledecky, of Bethesda, is 15 years old and a student at Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart. She was the youngest member of the 2012 Olympic team and won the gold medal in the 800m freestyle swim race. Parsons, of Bethesda, has participated in the 2004, 2008 and 2012 Olympics and is a slalom kayaker. Zetlin, of Bethesda, is a rhythmic gymnast and 2012 was her first time on the U.S.Olympic team.

The celebration will be followed by the Metro Center Dance Concert featuring Cityscape from 6-8pm. All are welcome.