If you are interested in bringing the Olympics to Massachusetts you won't want to miss the Boston 2024 Olympic Bid Community Meeting scheduled for Wednesday, May 13 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Barnstable High School, 744 West Main Street, Hyannis.
The information session is one of twenty community meetings being held across the commonwealth. The meeting is presented by Boston 2024 and sponsored by the Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce.
The meetings are intended to give the public the opportunity to learn more about the Olympic bid, ask questions and get involved.
Wednesday evening's panelists include Nikko Mendoza, VP of Engagement Strategy and External Affairs for Boston 2024, Kent Knight of Elkus Manfredi Architects and Michael Prout, Paralympian gold medalist in swimming and Springfield native.
Boston 2024 is looking to drum up support for the games this summer. In January, the United States Olympic Committee announced its selection of Boston as the US applicant city for the 2024 games. According to the USOC, 35 cities were initially considered. That number was whittled down to four (Boston, Washington, DC, San Francisco and Los Angeles) in December before Boston was chosen to represent America. The deadline to declare as an applicant city is September 15, 2015. According to Boston 2024, hosting the 2024 Games would bring the City of Boston myriad economic benefits including jobs, tourism and infrastructure and housing. Boston 2024 predicts an operating budget of $4.7 billion, paid for through broadcast revenues, ticket sales and corporate sponsorship, according to their website.