Did you think they’d register for a toaster or set of wine glasses?
No, not Olympic legend Greg Louganis and fiance Johnny Chaillot.
The couple, who announced their engagement in June, have registered on MyRegistry.com and are asking for donations to causes near and dear to their hearts.
Saying they ‘want to make a difference in the world,’ Louganis and Chaillot provide links to donation pages to the Human Rights Campaign and Mending Kinds International.
They are also seeking cash gifts so they can create a home together that is green and reduces the size of their carbon footprint as they strive ‘to be kind to Mother Earth.’
Other cash gifts can be earmarked for the couple’s dream honeymoon of volunteering at a leopard sanctuary in Africa.
‘Our passion fort making a difference in the world extends beyond humankind to all creatures of this world,’ they state.
Louganis is considered the greatest diver in the history of his sport winning double gold at both the 1984 and 1988 Olympics and silver at the 1976 Olympics.
At 53, Louganis is a year older than Chaillot who is a paralegal in the Trust and Estates Litigation Department at the Los Angeles-based law firm Loeb & Loeb.
‘We are truly blessed to be surrounded by such love,’ the couple states. ‘We pray for humility, gratitude and peace in our hearts each day, to make everywhere we go better because we were there.’