This Former Olympic Gymnast Listed Her Home On Airbnb For A Good Cause

A gold medalist with a heart of gold.

During the 2008 Beijing Olympics, Nastia Liukin won the all-around women's gymnastics gold medal for Team USA. Now retired from the sport, the 26-year-old is currently working as a correspondent for NBC's coverage of the games in Rio de Janeiro

But Liukin isn't leaving her home empty while she's gone. Instead, the former Olympian listed her one-bedroom Boston apartment on Airbnb. Not only is she giving two lucky guests the opportunity to stay in a great building with a pool and a movie room, but all of the money Liukin makes from the $1,250-per-night rental will go to charity. 


The cause Liukin has chosen to support is one that she describes as "near and dear to my heart" — the Corey C. Griffin Charitable Foundation. The charity's namesake, who passed away in 2014, had raised $100,000 to fight ALS shortly before his death. 

The foundation honors Griffin's charitable spirit by aiming "to improve the lives of children through healthcare and education as well as support young men and women who share Corey's passion for entrepreneurship." You can donate here.

According to the Huffington Post, the apartment doesn't appear to be available anymore, but based on the description, staying there would be a treat.

Liukin encourages guests to "binge-watch hours of gymnastics from my home, right on the historic Boston Harbor." She also jokes  that "you might even see me, from my own living room, while flipping the channels on my flat-screen TV!"

When you consider the great cause, that definitely sounds like a worthwhile way to spend the Olympics.

(H/T: Huffington Post)


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