Olympic swimming champ to serve as Grand Marshal

Olympic champ Greg Louganis

Christine Ball, President of the Garden Grove Strawberry Festival Association, producers of the annual event, said “it is my privilege to announce our Parade Grand Marshal for this year will be four-time Gold Medal Olympic Champion, Greg Louganis, the greatest diver in the world.

“We are honoring Greg Louganis in observance of the 36th Anniversary of his first two Gold Olympic Medals, which he won here in Los Angeles at the 1984 Olympics, while at the same time celebrating Greg’s 60th Birthday, which was January 29th.  Our theme for this year’s Strawberry Festival will be ‘Celebrating the Olympics,” said Ball.

Additional celebrity talent riding in the parade will be announced in the near future,” she added.

“It is my great honor to be selected as Grand Marshal of the 62nd Annual Garden Grove Strawberry Festival’s Parade,” said Louganis. “I am very grateful for my career and the opportunities I have been given and feel it’s important to give back,” he added.

The Garden Grove Strawberry Festival Association is a perfect example of a volunteer organization, which gives back to their community by raising monies at their annual Festivals, which is then awarded to deserving non-profits serving the citizens of Garden Grove.
“At the end of the day, that’s what life is all about, giving back,” said Ball.

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