Vanderbilt Kicker Sarah Fuller Invited To Participate In 2021 Presidential Inauguration Festivities: ‘It’s An Honor To Be Invited To Participate In One Of America’s Greatest Traditions’
Remember that NCAA Division I college football kicker who made history this past season and shattered glass ceilings through the uprights with an extra point?
Vanderbilt kicker Sarah Fuller was “the first female to score points in a Power 5 game” according to ESPN College Football and “helped lead Vanderbilt’s women’s soccer team to an SEC championship” per the Presidential Inauguration Committee.
Now, Fuller has received the opportunity of a lifetime, as she announced she was “invited to participate in one of America’s greatest traditions”, the Presidential Inauguration’s primetime segment called “Celebrating America”.
The 2021 Presidential Inauguration is set to take place on Wednesday, January 20 with a primetime segment in the evening called “Celebrating America”, a “capstone prime-time program for the inauguration of Joseph R. Biden, Jr. and Kamala D. Harris…” according to The Presidential Inauguration Committee.
In a Presidential Inauguration Committee press release, Fuller’s name was listed as one of “a number of the everyday Americans who have stepped up in their communities” who was invited to participate in a primetime segment called “Celebrating America”, where “participants and American heroes…will be highlighted”.
“It’s an honor to be invited to participate in one of America’s greatest traditions,” Fuller said in a Twitter post. “This historic inauguration is especially meaningful for American women and girls. The glass ceilings are breaking and it is the time to #LeadLikeAWoman…”
The “first woman MLB general manager Kim Ng” will also be on the broadcast.
Here are the other “everyday Americans who have stepped up in their communities” who will also be featured in the broadcast per the Presidential Inaugural Committee:
- “Anthony Gaskin of Virginia is a UPS driver who was celebrated by a neighborhood along his route for his hard work and dedication during the pandemic.
- Cavanaugh Bell, 8, of Maryland made care packages for elderly people, started a pantry with food and essential supplies in his community, and delivered a truck full of supplies to the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota.
- Mackenzie Adams of Washington state is a kindergarten teacher at Glenwood Elementary School who went viral for videos of her energetic remote lessons.
- Morgan Marsh-McGlone, 8, of Wisconsin started a virtual lemonade stand that has raised over $50,000 to feed food insecure families after learning that some kids who used to get meals in school were going hungry because of COVID-19.
- Sandra Lindsay of New York is a director of critical care at Northwell Health in New York…”
Fuller posted in November on Twitter: “Let’s make history”. She did that on the college football field and now, she gets to be a part of even more history.
Charlie Lapastora is a sports/news multimedia journalist who’s reported, written, produced, anchored, shot video/edited on different NBC, ABC, and FOX shows in multiple TV markets, along with digital & new media companies. Charlie has traveled the country telling national sports, news, feature, and original stories on a cable news network, airing on top 10 TV markets, satellite radio, and digital platforms. He is passionate about his faith, family—being a husband to whom he calls the G.O.A.T. of women—about reppin’ his home state of Michigan and Detroit teams (yes, including the Lions), good coffee, and loves how sports brings people together. He’s traveled the world leading and coaching sports camps and has also worked at the Detroit Pistons and LA Clippers’ NBA teams.
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