Thursday, March 4, 2010
Vonn, White, Wescott on Wheaties box
MINNEAPOLIS -- U.S. Olympic gold medalists Lindsey Vonn, Shaun White and Seth Wescott are the latest athletes to grace the Wheaties box.
Minnesota-based General Mills Inc. said the three Olympians each will get his or her own orange cereal box. Vonn will be the first female Alpine skier to appear, and White and Wescott will be the first snowboard and snowboard cross athletes to earn the coveted spot.
Vonn, a native of Burnsville, Minn., posted a picture of herself with her Wheaties box on her Facebook page Thursday morning. She wrote that it was an honor to be included.
Separately, Red Bull, another of Vonn's sponsors, announced that her image would appear on limited-edition six-packs of the energy drink.