Saturday, September 27, 2008

Jason Lezak relay leg of the 4x100 freestyle, TV interviews, and info regarding the 'Jason Lezak Olympic Celebration Dinner' on Oct. 7th!

This last leg of the 4x100 relay still overwhelms me.

Jim Rome conducts a classy interview for ESPN.

Conan O'Brien interviews Jason with a funny pun aimed at Phelps at the end.

On October at 7th, at Quinn's Old Town Grill in Tustin, CA, an Olympic Celebration for Jason Lezak is planned. (It's located in Orange County, California, or the OC as the TV show calls it.)

Those that attend will receive a personalized Olympic keepsake, they will receive a personalized photo with Jason and his Olympic medals. Also, if that is not enough, you will get to view Olympic highlights as narrated by Jason and most notably that 4x100 relay. Afterwards, a silent auction for an assortment of Olympic items and I am hearing rumors of the SPEEDSUIT that helped him get the gold is going up for auction!

But wait, there is more!

The end of the year is coming up and the $300 fee to attend will be tax deductible and best of all these proceeds will go towards helping Jason Lezak train and get to the London 2012 Olympics!

Like Dara Torres, Jason Lezak has been improving with age. He didn't get an individual medal in 2004 but he stormed it swimming the fastest relay leg in history in the 4x100 relay and then, after that fastest relay leg, Jason was able to garner a bronze medal in the 100 meter free. He has what it takes; be his "sponsor."

The event starts at 7:00 PM and concludes at 10:00 PM but if you can't be there, you can still help Jason raise the funds needed to train. You can make a nominal donation or whatever your budget can afford right here through CLUB ASSISTANT!: [Jason Leezak events and clinics]

(Note: You can choose the amount you want to donate on page two. I made a donation and it worked great; I got a confirmation email and the transaction was secure.)

In a previous post, I mentioned that Nike is leaving the swimwear market. Consequently all NIKE athletes athletes are looking for new sponsors. Jason Lezak was a Nike athlete.

Thanks to SwimStars and for posting these to YouTube.


Ahelee said...

One of our swimmers very generously bought a table at Jason's celebration dinner... and invited his coach (me) to join him!

This should be a great night!

Besides coming out to meet and celebrate America's star sprint swimmer, Quinn's is a very cool restaurant with great food - perfect location for the night.

Hope all the local SoCal swim teams can make it!

Tony Austin said...

Please tell us what it was like and I will post it. :-)

Ahelee said...

Jason Lezak Celebration was a complete thrill!
In the intimate setting of the Quinn's dining room, Jason Lezak spoke to a room full of friends, family and his local supporters about "The Race" and some inside scoop on how Jason ticks and swims so fast!

Photos are here: