Carly Patterson - Quick Facts
1: First American woman to win an Olympic gold at a fully attended Olympic Games (2004); Nominated for an ESPY Award in the “Best Olympic Performance” category
2: Featured on CNBC and NBC; Appeared on the The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Late Show with David Letterman, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, and in the movie Stick It
3: Recognized by 2004 Glamour Magazine “Women Of The Year”; honored as the March of Dimes’ “ Sportswoman of the Year”; adorned the front of a Wheaties box
4: Author of autobiography “Be Strong”; involved in Special Olympics, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Susan Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, Taylor’s Gift, Children’s Miracle Network
“Carly has quickly become a student favorite keynote for our Character U program at DeSales University.
It’s not every day that a student can meet a gold medal Olympian and wear her medals!
She has a powerful message that the students value and appreciate.”
Chad Serfass, Director for the DeSales Experience in Character & Leadership