Town Square

Post a New Topic

Pleasanton woman to carry Olympic torch

Original post made on Jun 4, 2012

Sarah Williams, 19, a Pleasanton resident who started the Creative Kindness blanket project that produced thousands of blankets for foster children, has been chosen by Coca Cola as one of 22 Americans who will carry an Olympic torch through the United Kingdom in advance of the Summer Olympics, which begin July 27 in London.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Monday, June 4, 2012, 7:20 AM

Comments (4)

Like this comment
Posted by Steve
a resident of Ironwood
on Jun 4, 2012 at 7:37 am

Bravo! Congratulations...great to start a Monday morning read with good positive news.

Like this comment
Posted by mary
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jun 4, 2012 at 1:02 pm

Marvelous! So wonderful to read of her accomplishments!

Like this comment
Posted by ptown mom
a resident of Vintage Hills
on Jun 4, 2012 at 8:56 pm

That is wonderful! Congratulations.

Like this comment
Posted by Mick H
a resident of another community
on Jun 7, 2012 at 4:56 am

As an English citizen with family in Pleasanton I was hoping to go along and say 'hello'; unfortunately, Sarah will be carrying the torch on a working day, so that's not possible.

I was sad to read the entry for Sarah on the official 2012 Torchbearers web-site:
Web Link

This reflects badly on the UK and the Olympics Admin team by showing a lack of care when posting information. Surely it's not beyond the wit on man to replace NOMINEE with a name?

Here's Sarah's entry in full:

Sarah's nomination story
"During her freshman year, NOMINEE read a story of a foster child being denied the comfort of a warm blanket and became determined to have all 800 students at her school make a fleece blanket for foster children by Christmas. NOMINEE began fund-raising with service clubs, then turned to local and national companies for more support. She taught blanket-making to her school's football team, Girl Scouts, service clubs, and senior groups. Her initial goal attained, NOMINEE reached sustainability by creating Legacy Blanket Kits with tools and materials to be replenished by each blanket-maker and passed on. NOMINEE'S project has now touched the lives of 10,000 foster children and countless volunteers. She's raised $80K+ and introduced the project in six states. Next May, NOMINEE will lead 20,000 Girl Scouts from all over the world in making blankets so they can introduce the project back home."

Anyway, good luck Sarah and have a great visit to our damp country :)

Don't miss out on the discussion!
Sign up to be notified of new comments on this topic.


Post a comment

Posting an item on Town Square is simple and requires no registration. Just complete this form and hit "submit" and your topic will appear online. Please be respectful and truthful in your postings so Town Square will continue to be a thoughtful gathering place for sharing community information and opinion. All postings are subject to our TERMS OF USE, and may be deleted if deemed inappropriate by our staff.

We prefer that you use your real name, but you may use any "member" name you wish.

Name: *

Select your neighborhood or school community: *

Comment: *

Verification code: *
Enter the verification code exactly as shown, using capital and lowercase letters, in the multi-colored box.

*Required Fields

Valley Trails site is poor location for school
By Tim Hunt | 7 comments | 656 views


Readers' Choice Ballot is here

It's time to decide what local business is worthy of the title "Pleasanton Readers' Choice" — and you get to decide! Cast your ballot online. Voting ends May 21st. Stay tuned for the results in the June 23rd issue of the Pleasanton Weekly.