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Win a P&G Family Dollar Prize Pack & learn about Lolo Jones, Olympic hopeful

When I was younger, I avidly watched the Olympics when it came on television. There was something magical about these people who were so amazing at their chosen sport that they were awarded medals for their performance. Like many kids, I dreamed of winning some sort of Olympic sport and getting my very own medal. Of course, I wasn’t even remotely athletic as a child so my chance of becoming an Olympic athlete was pretty darn small. I’ve always encouraged my kids to be physically fit and my son is a huge fan of sports.  Being involved in team sports is a great way to stay in shape and for kids to stay out of trouble.

P&G Family Dollar

Now, P&G is partnering with Lol Jones, world champion hurdler and Olympic hopeful.  P&G is donating $25,000 on behalf of Family Dollar to the P&G Team USA Youth Sports Fund.  Lolo Jones attended eight schools in eight years whle her single mother  held down two jobs to support her family of six.  During this time, Jones felt her mother really benefited from the great values they received on P&G products from Family Dollar.

You can visit http://www.followlolorun.com to learn more about Lolo and her incredible journey and shop for great values on P&G products at Family Dollar.  You can find many of your favorite P&G products at Family Dollar at prices you can afford. Just a few P&G products you’ll find at Family Dollar are Tide, Crest, Downy, Febreze and Covergirl.

Take a look at this inspiring YouTube video – P&G London 2012 Olympic Games Film. One of my lucky readers will win their very own P&G Family Dollar Prize Pack as pictured above.

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About Ellen Christian

Ellen is a busy mom of two teenagers who left the corporate world in 2008 to focus on a more eco-friendly life. She lives in rural Vermont where she juggles family, two blogs and a career in social media.

Comments

  1. LaTanya says:

    there are 33 days until the olympics

  2. LaTanya says:

    entered small can organizer

  3. Peggy Rydzewski says:

    Sometime we think that ther atheletes have a rich life but Lolo life sure has been poor one.. Good going girl keep runnung

  4. Lolo is an amazing athlete. I wish her all the best!

  5.  Lolo’s passion for running kept her going! <3

  6. amy byrd says:

    That Lolo has a great sence of humor

  7. IRENE CYPHER says:

    Lolo and Lori Jones are an inspiration.

  8. Stephanie says:

    her passion is runnung!

  9. Veronica Giles says:

    Lolo and her mom are made from the same cloth. They both have a strong work ethic and do what needs to be done. More importantly….it is nice to see the appreciation a child has for a parent.

  10. Lolo has had difficult times, but she is a great role model.

  11. Bethany M says:

    Lolo has 4 siblings.

  12. Bethany M says:

    Entered Summer Social giveaway.

  13. Tina Bartunek says:

    Lolo lived in my homestate of Iowa off and on while growing up.

  14. Laura ari says:

    Lolo loves to run

  15. Kasee Johnson says:

    I didn’t realize how many of my favorite products are P&G. But one of Lola’s tweets had me cracking up: shhh… dont tell em but i plan on farting at the start line to throw some of my competitors out the game. 

  16. Kasee Johnson says:

    I entered the Small Can Organizer giveaway.

  17. scottsgal says:

    her mom worked several jobs to help support her
    msboatgal at aol.com

  18. ky2here says:

    I learned she has been running since grade school.

    ky2here at msn dot com

  19. Darlene Owen says:

    I learned that Lolo’s life had prepared her in more ways than one for the ten hurdles that separated Lolo from accomplishing her dreams in 2008.

  20. twitted this, P&G supports the olympics

  21. I learned Lolo has a great sense of humor and tweeted “shhh… dont tell em but i plan on farting at the start line to throw some of my competitors out the game. #tactics #olympictrials”
    LOL!!!

  22. pamela james says:

    You can follow her on the site.

  23. I learned that Lola is an amazing woman ans she showed everyone what life was like when you made choices.. Use most of all P &g products. They have been a staple of my mom and also of mine. Two of my children also use P &g. Part of our family

  24. Lolo was raised by a single mom who worked hard to raise her. (*tips hat to single mothers*)

  25. I learned that Lolo’s mom provided for Lolo and her four siblings by working two and sometimes three jobs just to keep up with the rent.

  26. I earned that Lolo’s made made a significant impact in her life.
    rsgrandinetti@yahoo(DOt)com

  27. Lolo is from Des Moines, Iowa.

  28. There’s a countdown to the Olympic Games!

  29. Marilyn Wons says:

    I learned that they are following Lolojones journey to the olympics

  30. Liberty Boblett says:

    Her mother worked multiple jobs to provide for Lolo and her siblings.

  31. ELIZABETH C. says:

    I like that they follow the Olympics.  Wonderful !!

  32. Liberty Boblett says:

    Entered $25 Container Store Giveaway!

  33. Jessica Miller says:

    I learned Lolo qualified for the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games

  34. Shawnee Poling says:

    There were several things I leaned. I learned her mother took car of them by working several jobs. she supported Lolo. Lolo is from Iowa. She has had support with her mother who is singly raising her and her siblings. It’s a great story about the journey.

  35. Barbara Scaff says:

    I learned they have a sweepstakes for a free tv!

  36. EMMA L HORTON says:

    Wow! Nothing is impossible with God!

  37. I learned that Lolo ran track from grade school through college at Louisiana State University. 

  38. D Schmidt says:

    Visited and learned Lolo was raised by a single Mom who seems very supportive and great :)

  39. twitted this, 24/6

  40. nataly carbonell says:

    That P&G is a sponsored of the Olympic Games

  41. The ten hurdles standing in front of Lolo Jones at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games were nothing compared to the obstacles she had already overcome

  42. kelly nicholson says:

    Visit the sponsor’s site & tell me what you have learned.

    Growing up the daughter of a single mother in Des Moines, Iowa, Lolo learned the meaning of hard work at a young age.

  43. kelly nicholson says:

    also entered

    Win a special $600 prize package – Summer Social Giveaway Event

  44. debbie jackson says:

    i learned her amazing story of growing up poor

  45. she has 4 siblings-he mom is single

  46. entered summer sizzle giveaway

  47. paige chandler says:

    i LEARNED i ENTERED TH WIN A 42″ TV.

  48. paige chandler says:

    I entered the uncommon goods giveaway

  49. Linda Lansford says:

    they sponcer the olympics

  50. Andrea Williams says:

    Lolo has overcome a lot in her life and I hope she does well in the Olympics!

  51. Kirsten says:

    I learned that Lolo has quite the sense of humor. She tweeted her strategy would be to throw of competitors by farting at start line. Lol. 

  52. shelly peterson says:

    I learned that Lolo’s mothers name is Lori

  53. Katherine G. says:

    Lolo Jones grew up being raised by a single mom in Iowa.

  54. Kathlean Owens says:

    Lolo overcame the odds and didn’t qualify for the 2008 Olympics, but that made her more determined to qualify for the 2012 Olympics. She is quite inspiring!

  55. I learned that Lolo has 4 siblings.
    austma7@aol.com

  56. Julie B. says:

    I learned of Lolo’s faith in God

  57. Ciara B. says:

    lolo was raised by her single mother

  58. Ciara B. says:

    entered the $600 prize package giveaway

  59. I learned Lolo was raised by a single mom. 

  60. tracey byram says:

    Lolo Jones was raised by a single mom.

  61. April V says:

    I learned Lolo is from Iowa!!

  62. Jeremy S says:

    I learned that Lolo is from Iowa and she has four siblings.
    jjsell76 at yahoo dot com

  63. I learned that P&G is an Olymic Worldwide partner.

  64. Ariel Henry says:

    I learned that at first Lolo didn’t qualify for the 2004 Olympics, but she qualified for the 2008 Olympics!

  65. LoLo has a degree in economics but her passion is running

  66. twitted this, 25/6

  67. tracy webb says:

    Lolo loves to run, help you get the gold

  68. crystle tellerday says:

    lolos mom had to work 3 jobs

  69. I learned that Lolo is from Iowa.

  70. i was reading lolo’s twitter posts, -this one made me laugh my butt off— shhh… dont tell em but i plan on farting at the start line to throw some of my competitors out the game. #tactics #olympictrials

  71. Heather Birkman Farris says:

    Lolo’s mom watches her dog while she’s on the road.

    Thank s

  72. sarah oswald says:

    i learned they have a sweepstakes going on for the olypics

  73. jessica edwards says:

    lolo has 3 sibligs

  74. Melissa says:

    There are 31 days and 19 hours until the Olympics!

  75. Even though Lolo wwent into the 2008 Olympics as the favorite, she finished in seventh, but used it to prepare herself for the 2012 games.

  76. Even Lolo has had a difficult time, she never gave up. She’s such an inspiration!

  77. I learned that Lolo Jones was raised in Des Moines, Iowa.

  78. Amanda Macias Hernandez says:

    I learned that her mother worked very hard to help her children succeed in life and that LOLO is a very inspiring young lady!!!

  79. twitted this, 26/6

  80. Lolo got her hard-working work ethic from her single mother.

  81. I would like to try your cannoli recipe:)

  82. Jennifer Jo Archdeacon says:

    Her mom watches her dogs for her when she competes.

  83. Jami McKinney says:

    Lolo worked very hard to get where she is today. She proves that perseverance and hard work win every time!

  84. Selinda says:

    I learned that her mom worked two and sometimes three jobs just to keep up with the rent, moving her family back and forth between Iowa and Texas so she could find work.

  85. Susan Smith says:

    I learned she has been running since grade school and she got hard-working work ethic from her single mother

  86. I learned that Lolo has four siblings!

  87. Laurey Grinstead Byrd says:

    She is one determined lady

  88. Jennifer says:

    I love this inspirational story! It just goes to show with dedication and passion, anything is possible!

  89. Sara Wood says:

    Lolo is a great runner.

  90. Christine says:

    Lolo has a great sence of humor

  91. Lolo is a great runner!!

  92. I learned that Lolo is from Des Moines, Iowa

  93. entered your Kmart/Tide giveaway

  94. Stephanie Hungerford says:

    They panasonic TV giveaway is going on an I love the page dedicated to Lolo

  95. Stephanie Hungerford says:

    I entered $100 in Kizmos Kitchen products

  96. I learned that Lolo’s mom lends a hand by watching Lolo’s dogs while she’s on the road, chasing that coveted gold medal.

  97. Stephanie says:

    i entered the Tide Pods & $10 KMart GC

  98. entered $25 GC The Container Store

  99. entered tide pods and kmart giveaway

  100. twitted this, 27/6

  101. I learned that Lolo attended eight different schools in eight years.

  102. I entered Win a can organizer – Carolina Food Storage emergency preparedness

  103. i learned lolo was on jay leno’s show

  104. entered container store giveaway

  105. Danielle C says:

    I learned Lolo’s mom had to work 3 jobs!

    theconners3@yahoo.com

  106. Her mother did an amazing job being a single mom!!

  107. Sylvie W says:

    Lolo learned a great life lesson from her mother, Lori, who was a single mother.

  108. Aimee Fontenot says:

    I learned that Lolo is a very determined person and dedication has gotten her very far.

  109. cathlene says:

    Her passion is running, and it’s a great giveaway.

  110. twitted this, 28/6

  111. Paula Tavernie says:

    I learned shes an athelete!

    ptavernie at yahoo dot com

  112. Diane Baum says:

    I learned she’s from Iowa and good in sports, unlike me

  113. LaTanya says:

    entered allegra giveaway

  114. Jeni Lutz says:

    I learned Lolo’s family moved between Iowa and Texas throughout her childhood

  115. I learned there are 29 days until the Olympic Games.

  116. Sharold says:

    I learned the olympics starts in 28 days

  117. susan varney says:

    her passion for running kept her going mverno@roadrunner.com

  118. Sunnymay says:

    Lola had a single mom and moved 8 times while growing up. She kept pushing her dream and eventually got there.

  119. Sunnymay says:

    I entered the contest for Can Organizer – Carolina Food Storage emergency preparedness.

  120. Lesley F says:

    I learned that Lola was raised by a single mom

  121. Valerie Taylor Mabrey says:

    she shows you how you get back up
    vmkids3 at msn dot com

  122. I read about Lolo and her mom – how mom had to support the family and could seldom watch Lolo run track meets while in school. How she was cut from 2004 olympics and had to work 2 jobs – no sponsor money to keep her competitive. It is expensive to train and compete at world class level. Lolo’s background is not one of money and she and family struggled to make this happen.

  123. She’s the daughter of a single mom

  124. Dawn Reid says:

    Lolo has 4 siblings.

  125. Paul T / Pauline T says:

    entered $25 GC to The Container Store

  126. twitted this, 29/6

  127. I learned there is a $5 rebate offer going on right now

  128. micheal dale grim says:

    i learned theres only 28 days until the olympics starts!!

  129. Daniel M says:

    learned lola was raised by a single mom

  130. I learned that Lolo got her degree in Economics.

  131. Kimberly Hilbert says:

    Lolo loves to run!

  132. Maryann says:

    Entered the Allegra giveaway

  133. Seyma Shabbir says:

    daughter of single mom in Iowa

  134. Seyma Shabbir says:

    Entered P&G Home depot

  135. Debra F says:

    I learned they are counting down to the Olympic Games

  136. Seyma Shabbir says:

    Entered Allegra

  137. Seyma Shabbir says:

    Entered Tide Pods

  138. Seyma Shabbir says:

    Entered Grace Sweet life

  139. Brittani says:

    I learned about how Lolo rose from poverty.

  140. Paul T / Pauline T says:

    entered Summer Sizzle Giveaway Hop – emscout9 at Hotmail dot com

  141. Lucy Schwartz says:

    I lesarned that they have an Olympic countdown clock and it is 27 days till London.

  142. Lolo has a strong work ethic.

  143. I learned she loves to run and has been doing so since she was in grade school.

  144. Meg Tucker says:

    I found out that Lolo attented LSU and that she practiced from childhood through her years at college!

  145. jodi bradshaw says:

    they have a rebate offering going on with family dollar

  146. Peggy Humbracht says:

    Lolo has not had an easy journey neither has her mom. She raised Lolo in Iowa asa single Mom. Receive a $5.00 VIsa card rebate.

  147. Betsy Barnes says:

    I learned that Lolo was the daughter of a single mother in Des Moines, Iowa,

  148. twitted this, 30/6

  149. Serge B says:

    I learned she is a hurdler!

  150. Patrice says:

    I learned that Lolo has lived in Iowa!

  151. I entered the Ocarina Premium Flavored Honey giveaway

  152. I learned that Lolo ran track from grade school through college at Louisiana State University

  153. LaTanya says:

    entered Ocarina flavored honey

  154. Derek T. says:

    Lolo has overcame a alot

  155. I learned that her mom supported the family financially

  156. Brenda I says:

    That they are a great inspiration

  157. Erin R. says:

    I learned that lolo was raised by a single mother

  158. Erin R. says:

    I also entered the Kmart giveaway

  159. melina r says:

    I learned that Lola’s mom had to have several jobs at a time to finance her family/running

  160. Amy DeLong says:

    you can win a 42 inch tv!
    ardelong2(at)gmail(dot)com

  161. Ann Council says:

    Lola is a special person.

  162. susan smoaks says:

    they have a wonderful contest to win a big screen tv

  163. Allison Downes says:

    I learned this: Lolo’s family moved between Iowa and Texas throughout her childhood, and as a result Lolo attended eight different schools in eight years. Her family even slept in the basement of a local church when there was nowhere else to go.

    lola_violets_2010[at]yahoo[dot]com

  164. Heather S says:

    lolo has 4 siblings

  165. trisha mckee says:

    Lolo had a hard childhood, moving and poverty. She overcame it.

  166. kathy pease says:

    Lolo’s life had prepared her in more ways than one for the ten hurdles that separated Lolo from accomplishing her dreams in 2008. But despite a first-place finish in the semifinals, Lolo came up short in the finals, finishing seventh and out of the medal ceremony.

  167. kathy pease says:

    entered
    $25 GC The Container Store

  168. Michelle S says:

    She is passionate about running ! ?No way! lol

  169. Kelley Roach says:

    lolo raised by a single mom

  170. 26 days to go!

  171. Lolo entered as the #1 ranked hurdler in the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games.

  172. I entered the Grace’s Sweet Life giveaway.

  173. lolo doesn’t give up until she succeeds

  174. Seyma Shabbir says:

    Entered Honey

  175. Seyma Shabbir says:

    Entered $25 GC container store

  176. Seyma Shabbir says:

    Entered PG Dollar General

  177. Mary Cloud says:

    That she’s overcome a lot to follow her dream

  178. shirley zolenski says:

    I learned she has 4 siblings

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