Gold Medalists Simone Biles and Michael Phelps will be making appearances on the Main Stage at this year's QuickBooks Connect, to be held Oct. 24-26 in San Jose, Calif. Here's a snapshot of their accomplishments:
Simone Biles is the most decorated American gymnast in history. A World Champion Gymnast and Gold Medalist, she continues to captivate the world when she performs. Emerging on the scene as one of the youngest, most powerful gymnasts in the sport, Biles has overcome adversity in her early years. Her tendency to bring lightheartedness to the competition floor has led her a slew of accomplishments, including being recognized as one of Time magazine’s "Next Generation Leaders for 2016" and the Women’s Sports Foundation’s "Sportswoman of the Year" in 2015.
World Champion swimmer and Gold Medalist Michael Phelps is known worldwide as a successful self-starter. Along with his mounting medal count, some of Phelps’ honors include the "Laureus Exceptional Achievement Award" and nine "ESPY Awards." He also started the Michael Phelps Foundation, which encourages children to lead healthy, active lives, and continue to grow the sport of swimming. In addition, the Michael Phelps Swim School, which provides instruction for kids of all ages and abilities, is centered on building comfort and confidence in the water. And because of his commitment to youth, Phelps has been honored as a Boys & Girls Clubs of America "Champion of Youth." He serves as an honorary board member of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Harford, Md., where he spent his childhood. Phelps' book, “No Limits,” was a New York Times and USA Today bestseller.
You can obtain more information or register at the QuickBooks Connect website.