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Olympic Champ Yamaguchi Now Campaigning For Childhood Literacy

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(credit: Angela Weiss/Getty Images For The Open Hearts Foundation)

(credit: Angela Weiss/Getty Images For The Open Hearts Foundation)

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Kristi Yamaguchi won Olympic gold and was a national champion figure skater.

At one point in her career, she was the best there was on the rink.

Now, she’s teamed up with Smucker’s for the Uncrustables Unstoppable Family Photos Contest. She said it’s something families can do for fun by posting a family photo the Smucker’s Uncrustable Family Photo web site.

The grand prize winners get $15,000 towards a family vacation. For every Twitter follower or Facebook “like” Smucker’s gets with the contest, Yamaguchi said her Dream Foundation will get a $1 donation, which supports early childhood literacy.

She talked with WCCO Radio’s Dave Lee about the Smucker’s competition, about the Dream Foundation and about life after the Olympics on Friday.

NewsRadio 830 WCCO’s Dave Lee Reports

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