E-MAIL TO PAUL
From: [E-mail address withheld]
Dear Paul H. O'Rear,
For the last two months, community judging panels across America have been reading tens of thousands of stories submitted by people like yourself, whose lives have been touched and inspired by someone special. The panels' task has been to choose a few special people who are the light of inspiration in our nation to serve as torchbearers for the Salt Lake 2002 Olympic Torch Relay.
On behalf of the Salt Lake Organizing Committee for the 2002 Olympic Winter Games, and our presenting sponsors Coca-Cola and Chevrolet, it is my privilege to inform you that your nominee was selected by our judges as a potential torchbearer and designated for our inspirational pairs program. Not only will your nominee help carry the Flame to Salt Lake City, but we would like to highlight your story by having you carry the Flame as well. As an inspirational pair, we will team the two of you so that you pass or receive the Flame from the person who has been a source of inspiration in your life. Congratulations!
On behalf of the Salt Lake Organizing Committee, and presenting sponsors Coca-Cola and Chevrolet, I would like to personally invite you to help carry the Olympic Flame as it travels across America.
The Salt Lake 2002 Olympic Torch Relay will celebrate the inspirational fire found within every U.S. community. Beginning 4 December in Atlanta, Georgia, and ending 8 February 2002 in Salt Lake City, Utah, the Olympic Flame will journey throughout the country for 65 exciting days covering more than 13,500 miles. You have the opportunity to be an integral part of that journey.
You have been selected by the DFW Region Judging Board to represent Waxahachie, when you carry the Olympic Flame through one of the following cities:
Arlington, TX, Dallas, TX or Ft. Worth, TX
on one of the following dates 12-Dec-01.
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In late August, we will announce the names of all confirmed torchbearers. We ask you to keep your selection within your immediate family until we make this announcement.
I hope you accept this honor of carrying the Olympic Flame. I look forward to your participation in the Salt Lake 2002 Olympic Torch Relay.