1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Amanda Evora invited to U.S. State Dept. Luncheon honoring Philippines President

Discussion in 'Great Skate Debate' started by Sylvia, Jun 8, 2012.

  1. Sylvia

    Sylvia The JGP season is here!

    42,517
    21,143
    113
    First the Kween, then the Shibutanis, and now...

    ‏@SarahandDrew tweeted earlier this week:
    "Thrilling! @Amanda_Evora will be attending a State Department lunch in Washington on Friday, in honor of President Aquino."

    From an Embassy of the Philippines D.C. press release:
     
    flutzilla1 and (deleted member) like this.
  2. attyfan

    attyfan Well-Known Member

    7,904
    1,605
    113
    So happy for her ... she must be thrilled. I take it that she is of Filipino ancestry?
     
  3. Garden Kitty

    Garden Kitty Tranquillo

    26,592
    9,366
    113
    What a nice honor, and she has certainly always been a great representative for the sport and country. I'm very happy for her.
     
  4. carriemarie

    carriemarie Active Member

    362
    37
    28
  5. paskatefan

    paskatefan Well-Known Member

    4,881
    2,498
    113
  6. skatesindreams

    skatesindreams Well-Known Member

    20,463
    10,108
    113
    What a great honor for her!
     
  7. DORISPULASKI

    DORISPULASKI Watching submarine races

    10,290
    2,532
    113
    Too bad she and Mark didn't try to skate for Phillipines, back in the day...
     
  8. Sylvia

    Sylvia The JGP season is here!

    42,517
    21,143
    113
    Yes. :)

    Why would they have wanted to do that? :confused: They've both always seem proud to represent the USA and making the 2010 Olympic team was a crowning achievement in their career.

    I hope we fans will be able to hear something about Amanda's experience at today's luncheon.
     
    Last edited: Jun 8, 2012
  9. query5

    query5 New Member

    672
    65
    0
    congrats to Amanda Evora, good honor,
     
  10. kittyjake5

    kittyjake5 Well-Known Member

    2,486
    1,378
    113
    Nice honor for Amanda. Any photos?
     
  11. jenniferlyon

    jenniferlyon Well-Known Member

    2,451
    370
    83
    This is what we get for having a Secretary of State who is also a figure skating fan! :)
     
  12. HeatherC

    HeatherC Go Team SW Florida! =)

    10,327
    2,561
    113
    I'm so proud of and excited for her! If I happen to see any photos from the event I'll be sure to pass them along for you guys (with permission of course, LOL). :cheer:
     
  13. riveredge

    riveredge Active Member

    958
    193
    43
    Aquino is probably one of the worst Phil President.
     
  14. skatesindreams

    skatesindreams Well-Known Member

    20,463
    10,108
    113
    That subject has nothing to do with what we are discussing here.
     
  15. Sylvia

    Sylvia The JGP season is here!

    42,517
    21,143
    113
    Thanks, HeatherC!

    ETA: I found a photo of Amanda online! Scroll down: http://anythingdiz.livejournal.com/6790607.html

    ‏@SarahandDrew tweeted:
    "Blog about @Amanda_Evora at the State Dept. coming soon, with pics!"
     
    Last edited: Jun 10, 2012
  16. apollo13

    apollo13 Active Member

    136
    31
    28
    :respec:
     
  17. HeatherC

    HeatherC Go Team SW Florida! =)

    10,327
    2,561
    113
    Thanks for the pic Sylvia!! :cheer: :D
     
  18. Sylvia

    Sylvia The JGP season is here!

    42,517
    21,143
    113
    "Evora's extraordinary lunch": http://web.icenetwork.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20120612&content_id=33162774&vkey=ice_news
    Excerpts:
     
    Last edited: Jun 12, 2012
  19. leapfrogonice

    leapfrogonice Active Member

    580
    65
    28
    It is so great to see skaters being included in such events. In many so many instances, though not all, skaters make wonderful ambassadors for their sport and it is positive that this is being recognized outside of the skating world.