We are proud to announce our new athlete ambassadors that have joined the Athletes for Animals team. US Olympic Curler Jessica Schultz, Former MLB St. Louis Cardinal pitcher and World Series Champion Brad Thompson and Washington Capitals Defensemen Tyson Strachan seek to make a difference in the lives of numerous animals by teaming up with A4A.
Jessica Schultz is making her second Olympic appearance at the 2014 games in Sochi, Russia. An Alaskan native, Schultz represented team USA in 2006 Torino games finishing in 8th place. Proud guardian of a rescued cat and dog, Jessica wants to make a difference for animals looking for forever homes in the MN region by using the great platform the Olympics has given to her.
Brad Thompson is excited to join the A4A team as a retired baseball player. A passionate animal lover, Thompson has two rescued dogs with checkered stories that lead them to a great forever home with the Thompson family. Molly is a puppy mill rescue and Belle was found in an abandoned building in the St. Louis area. Brad is a great example of an All-star owner and uses his pets’ stories to teach their young son lessons about compassion, resiliency and love.
Tyson Strachan is no stranger to the animal welfare world. As a professional hockey player, he and his girlfriend Kate have been able to highlight a variety of rescue groups in need and show the community they are credible, valuable and in need of support to continue the work that they are doing. We are proud to have these animal advocates joining our ambassador team.
We are thrilled to have these new additions to our team and cannot wait to share stories on the great work that they are doing in the community and how they are helping spread awareness for our four legged companions.
We hope that through these athletes volunteering and spending their valuable time at animal shelters, the public will follow suit and think of giving their time, resources and expertise to these great organizations. As athletes, these men and women are role models for this generation and for the next generation. Volunteering in any capacity is a great habit to model, but we feel the compassion and proper care for animals that is displayed by these athletes spending their volunteer time at animal shelters is invaluable.