Potomac: Libraries’ Celebrate Local Olympic Athletes

Potomac: Libraries’ Celebrate Local Olympic Athletes

Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL) will provide an opportunity for residents to show their support for the four county athletes who are going for the gold at the upcoming Summer Olympics. Every library branch has established a station for residents to deliver fan mail or messages to the athletes.

Montgomery County is home to four of the 11 athletes representing Maryland on the 2016 U.S. Olympic roster. The 2016 Olympic Games are taking place in Rio de Janeiro through Aug. 21.

  • Jack Conger from Rockville competes in the 4x200m freestyle swimming event. Conger graduated from Our Lady of Good Counsel High School in 2013.

  • Katie Ledecky, former gold medalist from the 2012 Olympics competes in the 200m freestyle, 400m freestyle, 800m freestyle and 4x200m freestyle. Ledecky, from Bethesda, graduated from Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart in 2015.

  • Ashley Nee from Bethesda competes in the Canoe Slalom. Nee graduated from Northwestern High School.

  • Helen Maroulis, a former Col. Zadok Magruder High School student, is a wrestler who competes in the Freestyle 53 kg.

Residents can stop by any of the library branches to drop-off their letters or cards. The fan mail stations will be available during regularly scheduled hours through Aug. 21. The letters will be delivered to the athletes after the Olympics.

For more information on MCPL go to http://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/library/.