Meet our Chair


Olympic champions are not extraordinary people. We are ordinary people who found a way to achieve extraordinary results in the area of life that mattered most to us. The lessons we learned along the way (goal setting, hard work, self-denial, teamwork, visualization, etc.) will help anyone succeed in life.

We refer to the way Olympians think and act as Olympism, and we want to share it with our community. Thanks to our partnership with the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD), Olympians and Paralympians are now adopting and visiting local schools to preach the gospel of Olympism in Southern California, and by doing so, we are leaving a legacy for future generations. Los Angeles has been the host city for the Olympic Games in 1932 and again in 1984, and we hope to have the honor of doing the same in 2024. I cannot think of a better way to celebrate our Olympic heritage, while also preparing for the future of the children in our community.

We invite you to join us! Contact Bernadine Bednarz to learn more about the one-of-a-kind opportunities we’re offering schools, Olympians, and Paralympians. Email: Phone: (213) 482-6346.



Olympic Swimmer, 1976

Chairman of Ready, Set, Gold!