Ryan Suter Featured in New Raising an Olympian Short Film


Jan 4, 2014; Saint Paul, MN, USA; Minnesota Wild defenseman Ryan Suter (20) is congratulated by fans following the game against the Washington Capitals at Xcel Energy Center. The Wild defeated the Capitals 5-3. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

Short films for everyone!

Last week, Zach Parise and Got Chocolate Milk gave us a glimpse of what it’s like to train for the Olympics with the new REFUEL USA web series. That can be seen here. This week, it’s Ryan Suter, his dad Bob and Gillette with a new Raising an Olympian short film titled “Keep Your Head Up” designed to honor the hard work, love and sacrifice of dads.

Here’s the official release:

"BOSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–As Procter & Gamble (NYSE:PG) pays homage to moms for picking their kids back up after every fall in the latest installment of its “Thank You, Mom” campaign, Gillette, P&G’s leading male grooming brand, honors dads with the launch of its new Raising an Olympian short film titled “Keep Your Head Up.” It showcases the shared journey of Ryan Suter, defenseman with the Minnesota Wild of the NHL and 2010 Olympic Winter Games silver medalist, and his dad Bob Suter, Olympic gold medalist who made history with the iconic “Miracle on Ice” team during the 1980 Olympic Winter Games in Lake Placid – where the U.S. team, made up of amateur players, defeated the world champion Soviet Union team.  Raising an Olympian brings to life the daily lessons all dads teach their sons and highlights how Ryan, through failures and successes, learned to always keep his head up and maintain a positive attitude. Also revealed are Bob’s efforts towards ensuring his son’s pursuit of being an Olympian stemmed from his own dreams, and not as a result of pressure to follow in his dad’s footsteps. “While P&G athletes and their dads have always honored the role moms play in helping their kids achieve their dreams, Gillette is delighted to pay special tribute to the dads that play an important role too,” said Hooman Shahidi, senior brand manager for Gillette North America. “We’re thrilled to welcome not only Ryan as our U.S. athlete ambassador for his commitment to excellence and precision on and off the ice, but also to honor his father, Bob, for the invaluable role he has played in Ryan’s life.”  “I wouldn’t be where I am today without my dad,” said U.S. Olympic silver medalist Ryan Suter. “Besides always keeping my head up, my dad taught me that precision provides that competitive edge you need when it matters most. I’m thrilled to join the Gillette family of athletes and honored to be given the opportunity to thank my dad and dads everywhere for their unconditional support.”  Ryan Suter joins Gillette because the precision hockey skills that have helped him reach the Olympics twice are not the only thing he inherited from his dad; Ryan also inherited sensitive skin. To honor the role Bob has played in Ryan’s life and to send Ryan off to the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games clean-shaven and ready to go for gold, Gillette is hosting a ceremonial father and son “hometown” shave on February 5th in Minneapolis with the Gillette Fusion ProGlide razor – which provides unrivaled comfort even on sensitive skin like Ryan and his dad’s.  Ryan and Bob Suter join other inspiring Gillette athlete ambassadors including Russian Olympic ice hockey player Alexander Ovechkin, Canadian Olympic ice hockey player John Tavares, and Dutch Olympic gold medalist speed skater Sven Kramer. Gillette is also a proud sponsor of Team USA ice hockey during the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games."

The video can be watched below. Our thanks goes out to Megan Cook for bringing this to Gone Puck Wild and Fansided’s attention.