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Local Nike Elite Athlete Takes Gold at Olympics; New Babies Get Commemorative Pair of "Waffle 1 Trainers"

When a new baby takes its first breath, so begins their opportunity to achieve greatness. Yesterday, Palmdale native Paul George demonstrated that potential by winning an Olympic gold medal as part of the U.S. Men’s Basketball Team. In honor of this amazing athletic achievement and as part of its Unlimited Future campaign, Nike donated 30 pairs of Nike Waffle 1 trainers to babies born at Antelope Valley Medical Center (AVMC) on August 21 and 22.

The "My First Nike" commemorative box presented to new parents includes an inspirational note about George, highlighting his achievements and encouraging the recipients to unleash their potential as they grow up. "There really are no limits to your potential," it reads. "Get up. Get out. And get started."

"We are excited to recognize a local Olympic athlete and know that our families will enjoy this special gift from Nike," said Andrea Randenberg, executive director of AVMC’s Women and Infants Pavilion. "Here at Antelope Valley Medical Center we love the opportunity we have every day to witness new life and see the joy on parents’ faces as they envision the unlimited potential of each new baby."

At just 26 years old, George has an impressive history. As a senior at Pete Knight High School, he was named Golden League Most Valuable Player and Antelope Valley Press Player of the Year. He attended California State University Fresno and currently plays for the Indiana Pacers. He played the position of guard on the U.S. Olympic men’s basketball team, which beat Serbia 96 to 66 on August 21.