Two members of the 2004 US Sailing Team, both of whom will compete in Athens this summer, will be among the more than 100 athletes from 26 sports appearing in New York City this weekend as part of the U.S. Olympic Committee's 2004 Media Summit.
During the weekend, broadcast and print media representatives will have an opportunity to meet and interview the athletes.
On Thursday, May 13, Europe sailor Meg GAILLARD (Pelham, N.Y./Jamestown, R.I.) will participate in the Opening Reception for the 2004 Media Summit which will launch the official Olympic clothing collection by Roots. The special event will take place at the NBC Experience in Rockefeller Center and will feature the athletes modeling the collection.
Also on May 13, Star crew Phil TRINTER (Lorain, Ohio) will be one of ten athletes to participate in the taping of that evening's "Late Show With David Letterman." The athletes will each announce one item of Letterman's "Top Ten." The program airs at 11:30 p.m. ET.
On Tuesday, May 18, Gaillard and Trinter will be joined in New York by other members of the US Sailing Team and US Disabled Sailing Team for a fund raising event at the New York Yacht Club. The Golden Spinnaker Gala, organized by the Sailing Foundation of New York, will be emceed by noted sailing commentator Gary JOBSON. The gala dinner, with wine provided by Dry Creek Vineyards, will be followed by a live auction.