Thanks to the generosity of the Museum’s Board of Directors, all gifts through December 31 will be matched twice!
The idea started with one board member issuing a challenge and offering to match all gifts up to $100,000. The board is giving another $100,000 as well, so gifts will be matched twice.
The Museum, which opened this past summer, is dedicated to U.S. Olympic and Paralympic athletes and their compelling stories, with the artifacts, media and technology behind the athletes who make the United States proud. The 60,000-square foot Museum focuses on the core values of the Olympic and Paralympic movements: friendship, respect and excellence; determination, equality, inspiration and courage.
The Museum is one of the most accessible museums in the world, designed so all guests experience the Museum the same way. Some of the inclusive designs and assistive technologies include open captions, audio-description tracks, assisted listening, universal keypads, RFID-triggered customizations, accessible exhibit spaces with ramped experiences and more. Team USA athletes were involved and consulted throughout the project to achieve our goal of authentic experience and inclusive design. The Museum is ADA compliant throughout.