As part of this effort, Samsung is launching "Samsung's Champions in Training" program, giving two CODP athletes a chance to experience the Olympic Games first-hand.
The CODP, a program of the United States Olympic Committee (USOC), operates as a bridge between introductory sports programs and elite national team programs.
Through "Samsung's Champions in Training" program, participating CODP athletes will develop an essay and video to convey how they embody the Olympic spirit of competition and fair play.
Two individuals will be selected from the four CODP markets -- Atlanta, Ga.
Samsung's $300,000 contribution will help the CODP provide high-level training and first-rate equipment to prepare talented athletes to compete at the world-class level.
Samsung joins the CODP in fostering that dream and in making the gold a reality.
Samsung's partnership with the CODP provides gifted athletes the proper training and guidance necessary to achieve their dream," said Karin Buchholz, USOC director of athletic development.