Hilton Anaheim Supports 2012 London Olympic Hopeful Ciara Short!

As many may, or may not know Hilton Worldwide has been a proud sponsor of the Olympics for many years. Interestingly enough, Hilton Anaheim was built in 1984 especially for the Los Angeles Olympics to accommodate the tens of thousands of fans that would make their way to Southern California. As such, Hilton always creates unique opportunities to help our future Olympians succeed in their goals both at the games and during their journey to becoming Olympic contenders.  Hilton Anaheim is proud to announce that it has been able to join this initiative by bringing on board one of Southern California’s most promising Track stars, Ciara Short. This Cal State Fullerton Track powerhouse is currently part of the Hilton Anaheim Guest Services team where she’s polishing her public speaking skills with our guests before heading off to London. Short was born and raised in Southern California and never even thought about Track and Field until she was nineteen-years-old when her basketball coach urged her to try out for the University’s Track team. Now 23 and a seasoned competitor (She represented team USA in the 2011 Pan-American Games in Guadalajara), Ciara is confident as she embarks on her biggest journey, the Olympic trials June 21-July 1 in Track Town USA in Eugene, Oregon. There Ciara will be going up against her idols Allyson Felix and Sonia Richards, two extraordinary athletes that have now become part of the fuel that feeds her desire to qualify for “The Show” at the 2012 London Olympics.   When asked what she takes away from her experience on the track, Short responded by saying, “The level of determination, patience, focus and confidence that comes with pushing yourself to the breaking point on a mental, physical and emotional level in this sport will be present within me no matter where I go and I couldn’t be more thankful for these invaluable tools.” Join us in wishing Ciara the best of luck in her journey. So if you’re in the area, please to stop by our Concierge desk to say hello to Ms. Short and wish her well.

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