For Olympic athletes and their loved ones, the Procter & Gamble House provides a safe place to grab a meal, check their email and indulge in a bit of pampering to ease the stress from competition.
Melissa James, mother of figure skater Ashley Wagner, got her first-ever manicure at the P&G House, as did Linda Goepper. The mom to slopestyle bronze medalist Nick Goepper also got a red, white and blue braid woven into her hair to represent Team USA.
“Moms, we take care of all the behind-the-scenes, but we never get the makeup, the glam, the makeover,” James said.
Athletes and their family members turn to the P&G House to catch some quality time, or just chill out and watch a sporting event on television.
“We couldn’t do without it, that’s for sure,” said Sarah Shuster, wife of American curler John Shuster, while holding her infant son. “It’s a nice place to come and relax and meet other families and feel safe.”