SHELBURNE – Vermont Teddy Bear, PajamaGram and the United States Olympic Committee announced today that Spirit, the official Team USA Bear, is giving Team USA athletes a big competitive edge for the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games in PyeongChang 2018: warmth and comfort from head to toe.
In his second year as the official Team USA Bear, Spirit wears a red, white and blue winter outfit, including a puffer jacket and matching hat, mittens and scarf. A portion of every sale of the Team USA Bear helps support our athletes, and that’s not the only thing Spirit will help: He’s giving Team USA Hoodie-Footies from PajamaGram to each American athlete—roughly 245 total—so they can stay warm and rested when not skiing, sliding, snowboarding and skating to the medal stand.
“Performing at peak levels in the cold takes a lot of energy,” said Vermont Teddy Bear Company CEO Bill Shouldice, a hockey lifer and big Olympic and Paralympic fan. “This is a great opportunity to team up with the USOC and give folks a chance to help our athletes—and give us the honor of keeping them warm and relaxed!”
“We’re thrilled to work with Vermont Teddy Bear again to support Team USA,” said Peter Zeytoonjian, USOC senior vice president of marketing, commerce and events. “Both Spirit the Bear and the Hoodie-Footies are fun, creative ways for fans to cheer on and support Team USA athletes on their Olympic and Paralympic journeys to PyeongChang.”
The Vermont Teddy Bear Company includes Vermont Teddy Bear, PajamaGram, Vermont Brownie Company and PajamaJeans. Located in Shelburne, Vermont, the VTBC creates personalized gifts that have surprised and delighted for over 35 years.
To support American athletes with Spirit, please visit www.TeamUSAShop.org, www.VermontTeddyBear.com or call (800) 829-2327 (BEAR). For soft, head-to-toe warmth, order your Team USA Hoodie Footie at PajamaGram.com.
About the USOC
Founded in 1894 and headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colorado, the United States Olympic
Committee includes the U.S. National Olympic Committee and U.S. National Paralympic Committee. The USOC is responsible for the training, entering and funding of U.S. teams for the Olympic, Paralympic, Youth Olympic, Pan American and Parapan American Games, while serving as a steward of the Olympic and Paralympic movements throughout the country. For more information, visit TeamUSA.org.