Adapted from our local newspaper and WHO
Local Olympic qualifiers Shawn Johnson and Lolo Jones will be given an Olympic sendoff today. Jones qualified for the Olympic team by winning the 100-meter hurdles at the U.S. Olympic Trials in Eugene, Ore. and Shawn Johnson won the U.S. Olympic Trials all-around championship in Philadelphia.
You may have read that Shawn's gym was under water at one point during the floods not long ago. Many people came to their assistance so that she was able to resume practice.
The sendoff, featuring a national anthem rendition by Simon Estes, will be open to the public.
We'll be sure to watch for them on TV. Both are expected to bring home a medal.