This afternoon in New York City First Lady Michelle Obama was bowling for dollars in an Obama for America bowling event hosted by Victor Cruz, wide receiver for the New York Giants. The White House has a bowling alley so I suspect the First Lady was up to the challenge.
The White House announced today that First Lady Michelle Obama will lead the United States Delegation to the 2012 Summer Olympics in London this summer. The opening ceremony is due to take place July 27.
When Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron comes to Washington, DC this week to meet with President Obama the President plans to take Mr. Cameron with him to Ohio on Tuesday for the first round of the annual NCAA men's basketball tournament. The teams playing in the "First Four" should be announced this weekend.
President Obama will be on the sidelines today - that is the sidelines of a basketball court. The President's brother-in-law, Craig Robinson (who is Michelle Obama's brother), coaches the Oregon State Beavers mens basketball team and Oregon State will play the Towson Tigers in Towson, Maryland, a suburb adjacent to Washington, DC. No doubt the First Lady will be there as well. Any guesses which team they will be cheering for?
First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Biden, will be at the opening game of baseball's World Series tonight in St. Louis. Before the game, Mrs. Obama and Dr. Biden will participate in a pre-game ceremony with veterans and military families. The first game of the World Series will be broadcast live on the FOX channel beginning at 7:30 p.m. EDT.
Today at 3 p.m. First Lady Michelle Obama will host a soccer clinic for kids along with six members of the U.S. National Women's Soccer Team. U.S. Soccer is a major player in Mrs. Obama's Let's Move campaign and team members will join the First Lady in skill drills based on the U.S. Soccer curriculum for kids. President Obama will welcome Texas A&M women's basketball team for a ceremony honoring their 2011 NCAA National championship.
President Obama shows that he can play the game--tennis that is. In this video he takes the court with the 10 and under crowd on the South Lawn of the White House in August, in conjunction with the First Lady's Let's Move initiative to promote healthy lifestyles for kids.
First Lady Michelle Obama will participate in a tennis clinic with players from the US Open on Friday, September 9. The event is sponsored by the US Tennis Association (USTA) which has made a commitment to support the First Lady's Let's Move initiative to combat childhood obesity. The First Lady is featured in this video about the "10 and Under" program the USTA is sponsoring. As part of this program, kids 10 and under can receive a free membership in USTA. USTA has also committed to building or renovating 3,000 kid-size tennis courts throughout the country. Thus far, the program has completed approximately 2,000 . To learn more about having a tennis court in your community or the "10 and Under program, click here.
President Obama will welcome NASCAR'S Jimmie Johnson and other drivers to the White House Rose Garden this afternoon to honor Johnson's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Championship. He will also recognize NASCAR and Jimmie Johnson's community involvement, a tradition the President has initiated to recognize exemplary efforts of athletes and sports teams on and off the field.