Another BMW Event
As if things weren't busy enough with last week being my first as owner of Colie Sails, I spent a couple days fulfilling some BMW obligations. On Tuesday afternoon, I headed up to Woodcliff Lake, NJ, to the BMW North American Headquarters. That afternoon, I joined fellow Performance Team Members Ricky Berens and Janet Evans, both Olympic medalists in swimming, for a panel discussion. The panel was hosted by famous NY announcer Al Trautwig, and we all discussed our training regimens, sports, and BMWs with the employees on site and the CEO of BMW. It was entertaining for mel to hear some stories from Ricky and Janet, but the highlight of the event was getting a ride in BMW's new M6. The M6 is AWESOME. There are only about 12 of them in the world so far, and the car is still in pre-production. But that didn't stop one of the employees from giving Ricky and me a ride. Let me just say that the car goes from 0-60 in about 3 seconds and change, and we found that out and more! It was very cool.
On Wednesday, I flew to Miami for one of four BMW "100 Days Out" celebrations. April 18th marked 100 days until the Olympics, so BMW hosted four events across the country--one in NYC, Miami, Chicago, and Los Angeles--to celebrate. I was joined in Miami by Jonathan Horton and Rebecca Bross, both gymnasts, to sit on a similar panel as the day before. We were joined at the Collins Center in Miami by some local dealers, employees, and customers to give another panel discussion about our sports. This time, Miami NBC news anchor, Adam Kuperstein, joined us as the emcee. Again, it was such a great experience to be around these fantastic athletes and to listen to and learn so much from them.
On stage for the BMW "100 Days Out" Celebration. Adam Kuperstein, Rebrecca Bross, Jonathan Horton, and me. (Photo Credit: Sarah Glenn)
BMW has been an amazing sponsor, and I'm grateful for the opportunity to participate in these events!