Town of Cape Elizabeth, ME

02/13/2018 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 02/13/2018 12:49

Vice president congratulates town on 2018 Olympics competitor


Town councilors receive numerous correspondences as public officials, but this month, one of those pieces of correspondence came from the vice president of the United States.

'He is congratulating the town on its Olympian, Clare Egan,' said Town Council Chair Jessica Sullivan, who read the letter into the record at the council's meeting Feb. 12, 2018:

Dear Ms. Sullivan,

As leader of the United States delegation to the 2018 Olympic Winter Games, I am proud to join the people of Cape Elizabeth in honoring your community's own Clare Egan as a member of the U.S. Olympic Team in PyeongChang, South Korea.

Together, the members of our Olympic Team represent the strength of our Nation and the destiny of American greatness at home and around the world. I join Americans everywhere in applauding these athletes and cheering them on as they reach for their dreams.

On behalf of the American people, I want you to know how proud we are of your community for representing America on the world stage. Please know that I will be rooting for Clare and rallying behind Team U.S.A. as they compete in the XXIII Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang.

May God bless the people of Cape Elizabeth, may God bless our 2018 Olympic Team, and may God bless the United States of America.


Michael R. Pence
Vice President of the United States

On behalf of the council, Sullivan also extended best wishes to Egan, who is expected to next compete in the women's 15km individual biathlon on Wednesday, Feb. 14. (6:05 am Eastern Standard Time - Olympics Live Stream)

Egan, who started cross-country skiing as a middle-schooler, is a 2006 graduate of Cape Elizabeth High School.