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Community to Celebrate Olympic Gold Medalist Suni Lee

Community to Celebrate Olympic Gold Medalist Suni Lee

Parade to be held along White Bear Avenue this Sunday at 3 p.m.

WHAT:
The Suni Lee Celebration Committee, the City of Saint Paul, and Visit Saint Paul will celebrate Saint Paul, Minnesota’s very own and the country’s first Hmong American Olympic Gold Medalist Suni Lee this Sunday, August 8 with a parade along White Bear Avenue at 3 p.m. 

WHEN:
Sunday, August 8, 2021
Parade starts at 3 p.m. followed by a program at 4 p.m. on the grounds of Aldrich Arena.

WHERE:
Parade to run along White Bear Avenue from Arlington Avenue ending at Aldrich Arena at 1850 White Bear Avenue. Route map available below. 

WHY:
As the first Asian and Hmong American Olympic Gold Medalist, Suni Lee’s historic achievement has inspired community members in her hometown Saint Paul, across our state, nation, and around the world. As home to one of the largest Hmong American communities in the country, the Suni Lee Celebration Committee invites members from across our community to celebrate Lee’s Olympic Gold. 

MORE INFORMATION:
VisitSaintPaul.com/Suni

All attendees regardless of vaccination status are encouraged to wear face coverings. There will be no vendors permitted along the parade route.

EVENT ORGANIZER CONTACT: 
Suni Lee Celebration Committee: Michael Thao, michaelcthao@gmail.com

MEDIA CONTACTS:
Suni Lee & Family: Boua Xiong, 218-348-8671, bouaxiong@gmail.com
City of Saint Paul: Peter Leggett, 651-307-8603, peter.leggett@ci.stpaul.mn.us
Visit Saint Paul: Jaimee Hendrikson, 612-968-4139, jhendrikson@visitsaintpaul.com 

MEDIA CREDENTIALING:
Members of media interested in covering this event should RSVP to jhendrikson@visitsaintpaul.com for credentialing information.

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