English Gardner, U.S. Olympic gold medalist sprinter is part of Team Milk, the MilkPEP (Milk Processor Education Program) campaign that includes U.S. Olympians, Paralympians and hopefuls who are fueled by milk. Through Milk Life Campaign’s sponsorship of Team USA, milk companies and dairy councils like ADA North East are able to support these athletes as they train to earn a spot.
With the postponement Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 because of COVID-19, English is still supporting Team Milk and offering video tips to support dairy farmers and student athletes during quarantine.
Gardner even joined forces with Abbey Copenhaver, dairy farmer, registered dietitian and athlete from Stanley, N.Y., to share some tricks and techniques of her trade that high school students can use in their own track and field training.
Gardner also shared a special message of gratitude with dairy farmers.
About American Dairy Association North East
American Dairy Association North East (ADA North East) is the dairy farmer-funded organization funded by participating dairy farmer’s checkoff investment to build demand and sales for milk and dairy foods throughout the local region. Representing more than 10,000 dairy farm families in Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and northern Virginia, ADA North East develops and implements local programs to drive milk and dairy sales at retail outlets and in schools. The organization also conducts consumer education about dairy through events, traditional and social media, and in collaboration with health professionals through National Dairy Council®. ADA North East works closely with Dairy Management Inc.™, the national dairy checkoff organization, to support nutrition research, national partnerships and developing export markets for dairy to bring a fully integrated promotion program to the region. For more information, visit www.AmericanDairy.com or call our Main Office at 315-472-9143.