San Diego, CA (USA), Monday - July 16, 2012 -- Ludus Tours ( http://www.ludustours.com ) and Manny Huerta are proud to announce a partnership for the upcoming 2012 Summer Games in London. The partnership was inspired by Huerta’s story: he became the embodiment of the American Dream when he qualified for the 2012 US Olympic Team in triathlonon Mother’s Day Weekend.While leading a life as a top American triathlete, he has continued to support his mother and her battle with cancer.
After witnessing Huerta’s qualification at the ITU World Series in the company’s hometown of San Diego, Ludus Tours reached out to make sure his family would be there to support him. Now, Huerta’s mother and sister will be able to be there as Huerta’s dream comes true: Ludus Tours has donated their services to take care of all travel arrangements and accommodations for the Huerta Family.
"Making it to the Summer Games has always been my dream.It’s an honor to represent the United States in London," Huerta said. "Throughout my career, I have had many ups and downs, but my family has always been by my side and they are my biggest supporters. Thanks to the help of Ludus Tours, my family will be at the London Summer Games to share this incredible experience with me. It means the world to me to know that there will be some familiar faces in the stands, and that my family’s presence is also a reward for the sacrifices they have made to help my dream come true."
Huerta needed to perform the race of a lifetime at the final qualifying event in San Diego, Calif., on May 12, 2012 - and he did just that.On Mother’s Day, he crossed the finish line 9thand qualified for the last U.S. spot in triathlon, officiallyearning his ticket to London.
"We’re extremely excited about the partnership with Manny Huerta," said Ray Leonard Jr., V.P. of Sales at Ludus Tours ( http://www.ludustours.com ). "The opportunity to fulfill Mrs. Huerta’s dream of experiencing her son compete in the world’s most elite sporting event is something we at Ludus are very proud to be able to offer."
Huerta has was born in Cuba and immigrated to the United States with his family when he was 13. He became a U.S. citizen in 2000 and lives in Miami, Fla..Some of the recent highlights of his career include becoming a member of the 2012 USA Triathlon Team, 2011 USAT Olympic/ITU Athlete of the Year and 2011 Pan Am Games Silver Medalist.
About Ludus Tours:
Ludus Tours provides complete travel, tour and hospitality packages to the world’s premiere sporting and cultural events, including the 2012 Summer Games in London, the 2012 U.S. Formula 1 Grand Prix in Austin and the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, among others. In addition to their travel services, Ludus Sports offers corporate branding, marketing and retail opportunities within each of their events. Since 2003, Ludus has helped thousands of individuals, families and organizations with their accommodation and hospitality needs. Ludus is the Official Hospitality Provider for over 20 National Governing Bodies including USA Swimming, USA Volleyball, US Rowing and others. Ludus Tours is based in San Diego, CA with offices in London, UK. For more information, please visit http://www.summergames.travel.
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