On June 27, American Girl and Team USA hosted the #GirlPower event of the century during an interactive Summer Games celebration LIVE on Looped! We got up close and personal with eight inspiring athletes from Team USA through Q&A sessions, competitive trivia games, a nationwide game of “Samantha Says” from home, and chances to meet our idols one-on-one backstage (OMG). Needless to say, this event was high-key a dream come true! 😍
Cat Osterman (🥎), Alix Klineman (🏐), April Ross (🏐), Scout Bassett (🏃♀️), Lindsey Horan (⚽️), Rose Lavelle (⚽️), Simone Manuel (🏊♀️), and Katie Ledecky (🏊♀️) shared their stories of success and struggle with us during this exclusive event (talk about #SquadGoals). American Girl’s mission is to empower girls to dream big and make a difference in the world, so this was the perfect chance to ask these athletes for advice about the lessons they’ve learned on achieving their biggest goals with confidence and character.
These eight amazing women sat down with us to discuss their role models and sources of inspo, what made them fall in love with their sports, and even their pre-competition rituals 👀. We had *major* heart eyes for these queens as they reminded us of the importance of chasing your dreams and never giving up, just like American Girl has always taught us <3
We put our Team USA and American Girl Doll knowledge to the test alongside the athletes during live trivia games, and some lucky winners even scored one of 35 American Girl Dolls signed by Team USA athletes! There was no shortage of fun to be had, as we even snapped customized souvenir photos to remember this awesome event.
Sweepstakes winners enjoyed backstage passes to meet the athletes during one-on-one video calls! One fan who’s been collecting American Girl Dolls since 2014 bonded with Katie Ledecky backstage over their shared love for Molly McIntire. She asked, “If you could travel anywhere for the Olympics, where would you like to go?” Whether it’s for work or play, London and Paris are Katie’s top travel priorities, after Tokyo of course! And who knows, maybe she’ll even bring her Molly doll with her!
If you didn’t get the chance to participate, here’s a sneak peak of some of our fave moments from this fabulous show!
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