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Appreciating Life's Teammates

Posted on June 17, 2013

Like so many Americans I spent this past Sunday, June 16, surrounded by my amazing family, especially the man honored on Father's Day, our Dad (who if you have met him looks like George Bush, Jr.). Now I have to tell you, my family jokingly quips that we are the only functionally-dysfunctional family you'll ever meet. In fact, we often say that we put the FUN in dysfunctional. 

Joking aside, I love my family. From my two wonderful parents to my three siblings, plus a wide assortment of cousins, grandparents, aunts, uncles, but as I sat there yesterday thinking how blessed I am I realized that my "family" consists of so much more than bloodlines. There are my incredible bobsled teammates who have meant so much to me on and off the ice. There are classmates who got me through junior high, high school and college. There are the friends who have become as close to me as any blood relative. There are coaches, trainers, church leaders, teachers, neighbors and the list goes on and on. 

Jeremy's Bio

Posted on June 17, 2013

Author Jeremy C. HolmJeremy C. Holm is a renowned author, motivational speaker, bobsled athlete and coach, journalist, graphic designer and advertising consultant.

Jeremy Christian Holm was born in Phoenixville, Pennsylvania on December 22, 1980, and grew up playing soccer and baseball while dodging tornadoes in the Oklahoma City suburb of Edmond, Oklahoma. He is the son of Jeffrey and Candy Holm and has one older brother and two sisters.

Jeffrey Holm was the founder of High Performance Coatings, Inc. (HPC), an international company that was involved with numerous world-championship auto racing teams and high-level industrial, military, marine, automotive and aviation projects for over thirty years.

From an early age Jeremy had a deep love for reading and creativity, two passions that were continually motivated through his inspiring teachers at Will Rogers Elementary School in Oklahoma, Brookwood Elementary in Sandy, Utah and later Churchill Junior High and Skyline High School in Holladay, Utah where Jeremy graduated in 1999.

After graduation, Jeremy chose to serve a Christian mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to the countries of Honduras and Belize from March of 2000 to March of 2002. After his two years of service Jeremy returned home and attended college at Brigham Young University and Salt Lake Community College where he graduated from in Print Journalism, an area of study that only fueled his love and honed his talent for writing. On a side note, Jeremy made the Salt Lake Community College President’s List for academic achievement.

Team Holm BobsledJeremy also began in the exciting winter sport of bobsled in January of 1997 on the then newly constructed Park City, Utah 2002 Winter Olympic track. After that fateful ride down the course, Jeremy was hooked and went on to train and race in both two- and four-man bobsled under the umbrella of Team Holm Bobsled. In 2009 Jeremy was asked to coach the United States Adaptive Bobsled Team, thus allowing him to develop and coach a program that contained some of the first Paralympic bobsled athletes in the world. Jeremy is now the Team Captain, chief pilot and founder of Team Phoenix Bobsled, a group of athletes that use bobsled to help others find hope and second chances in life.

In 2008 Jeremy formed The Athlete Outreach Project (AOP), an organization designed to use the influence of Olympic and world-class athletes and hopefuls to inspire others, serve in the community, spread hope and assist non-profit organizations in their causes. Since its inception the AOP has been involved in countless fundraisers, motivational events, school and hospital visits, teen education programs, neighborhood service projects and more.

U.S. Adaptive BobsledAfter spending over a fourteen years as an athlete, speaker, presenter and philanthropical organizer, Jeremy decided to put his writing skills to use and has since written The Champion’s Way, a motivational and inspirational e-booklet designed to help readers achieve their full potential and live a gold-medal life. In addition, Jeremy will be publishing Fire and Ice: Gospel Lessons Learned Through a Lifetime of Sport in January of 2014 through Cedar Fort Publishing. Fire and Ice will be a Christian-belief based book that takes Jeremy’s bobsled experiences and career and uses his deep insight and moving stories to instruct, strengthen, motivate and edify the faith of its readers.

Jeremy currently resides in Salt Lake City, Utah where he is a highly sought after graphic and web designer and advertising consultant. When he isn’t busy with his lengthy-list of responsibilities, Jeremy enjoys visiting local public schools, juvenile correctional facilities, Boys and Girls Clubs and countless other organizations to help others discover the champion within.

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