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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., and MCLEAN, Va. - USA Gymnastics and Hilton HHonors, the loyalty program for Hilton Worldwide's 10 distinct hotel brands, announced today the official team members of the 2013 Team Hilton HHonors. The team consists of 11 gymnasts including 2012 Olympic all-around bronze-medalist Danell Leyva of Miami/Universal Gymnastics and 2012 Olympic teammates Jonathan Horton of Houston/Cypress Gymnastics, Jake Dalton of Reno, Nev./University of Oklahoma and John Orozco of the Bronx, N.Y./U.S. Olympic Training Center. Sponsored by Hilton HHonors, Team Hilton HHonors is a program that provides direct financial support to selected male gymnasts to help offset their training expenses while they pursue their Olympic dreams.
The three 2012 Olympic alternates are also on Team Hilton HHonors: Chris Brooks of Houston/Cypress Academy, Steven Legendre of Norman, Okla./University of Oklahoma and Alexander Naddour of Gilbert, Ariz./USA Youth Fitness Center. Rounding out the team are Glen Ishino of Santa Ana, Calif./University of California - Berkeley, Eddie Penev of Penfield, N.Y./Stanford University, Paul Ruggeri of Manlius, N.Y./U.S. Gymnastics Development Center II and Brandon Wynn of Voorhees, N.J./Ohio State University.
As members of Team Hilton HHonors, the gymnasts wear uniforms bearing the Team Hilton HHonors designation at domestic competitions, as well as make appearances on behalf of HHonors. The creation of Team Hilton HHonors was unveiled in 2011 when Hilton HHonors joined the USA Gymnastics family of corporate partners as the official hotel partner.
"We are thankful to continue working with Hilton HHonors to name the 2013 Team Hilton HHonors," said Leslie King, vice president of communications, USA Gymnastics. "With this team, Hilton HHonors is granting these athletes not just financial support, but the resources and encouragement to drive them to their max potential."
"Through our extended partnership with USA Gymnastics through 2016, Hilton HHonors is pleased to continue supporting U.S. male gymnasts through Team Hilton HHonors," said Jeff Diskin, executive vice president, commercial services, Hilton Worldwide. "Team Hilton
HHonors provides an opportunity to help athletes pursue their Olympic dreams and we are honored to be a part of their exciting journey."
Team Hilton HHonors is just one part of HHonors' sponsorship of USA Gymnastics. USA Gymnastics athletes, professional members, families and fans have the opportunity to save up to 15 percent on their next stay at any of the 10 distinct hotel brands within the Hilton HHonors portfolio when they book through www.USAGym.org/HHonors. The Hilton HHonors portfolio of brands includes Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, DoubleTree by Hilton, Embassy Suites Hotels, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton Hotels, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2 Suites by Hilton and Hilton Grand Vacations.
About USA Gymnastics
Based in Indianapolis, USA Gymnastics is the national governing body for gymnastics in the United States. Its mission is to encourage participation and the pursuit of excellence in the sport. Its disciplines include men's and women's artistic gymnastics, rhythmic gymnastics, trampoline and tumbling, acrobatic gymnastics, and group gymnastics. For more information, log on to www.usagym.org.
About Hilton Honors
Hilton Honors is the award-winning guest-loyalty program for Hilton’s 14 world-class brands comprising more than 4,900 properties with over 800,000 rooms in 104 countries and territories. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits, including a flexible payment slider that allows members to choose nearly any combination of Points and money to book a stay, an exclusive member discount that can’t be found anywhere else and free standard Wi-Fi. Members also enjoy popular digital tools available exclusively through the industry-leading Hilton Honors mobile app, where Hilton Honors members can check-in, choose their room, and access their room using a Digital Key. With more than 60 million members, Hilton Honors offers hundreds of ways to earn and redeem Points. Members can redeem their Points for free nights, premium merchandise, items on Amazon Shop with Points; make charitable contributions or gain access to unique events through the Hilton Honors auction platform (honors.com/auctions), such as exclusive artist experiences and hotel concert events with Live Nation®, or race experiences with the McLaren-Honda Formula 1 team. The program is free to join, and travelers may enroll online by visiting www.HiltonHonors.com or connect with Hilton Honors at news.hiltonhonors.com.