Harrisburg, Penn. - Michael Schwab, D&H Distributing's co-president, carried the Olympic Torch as part of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Torch Relay, an event that will continue until the opening day of the Olympic Winter Games.
D&H’s Michael Schwab Participates In Olympic Torch Relay Video
His portion of the relay took place on Nov. 25 in Oromocto, Canada, in the Province of New Brunswick. It was the 27th day of the ongoing run.
The Olympic Flame will be transported more than 45,000 kilometers (almost 28,000 miles) along the coast-to-coast relay path. It will wind through every Canadian province and territory, changing hands among 12,000 different torchbearers. The relay will continue for 106 days, making it the longest Olympic Torch Relay to take place in a single host country.
The relay began on Oct. 30 in Victoria, British Columbia, and will carry on until Feb. 12, 2010, which marks the Opening Ceremonies. The flame will then light the official Olympic Cauldron, signaling the start of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games.
"I feel honored and beyond lucky to be able to represent D&H from both the U.S. and the Canadian perspective for the Olympic Torch Relay," said Schwab. "The Olympics represent a drive toward excellence, achievement and global unity, values that all nations and organizations support. It was amazing to be part of such a tremendous show of international spirit."
Schwab got involved in the Torch Run when Acer America, a global Olympic sponsor, provided the opportunity to participate in this event. The Olympic Torch that Michael carried is now on display in the lobby of D&H's Harrisburg headquarters.