By DAVID GINSBURG
AP Sports Writer
Phelps was home after a whirlwind journey that began with his record-setting performance winning eight gold medals in the Beijing Olympics.
Kellogg Co. will feature Phelps’ photo on Frosted Flakes, Corn Flakes, Club Crackers and Rice Krispies treats.
The Michael Phelps Foundation promotes water safety and youth swimming. It got started with a $1 million bonus Phelps earned from another sponsor, Speedo, for his gold-medal haul.
Phelps appeared for a news conference at Meadowbrook Aquatic Center, which he’s negotiating to buy. He began training there when he was 7 years old.
“This is my home pool, so I’m happy to be back,” Phelps said before accepting the grant. “I’m trying to get settled in a new house, and I kind of get lost from time to time because I have no idea what the roads are anymore.”
Phelps had not seen his image on the Kellogg’s products before they were unveiled in a ceremony at the pool. Seeing them for the first time, he smiled broadly and exclaimed, “Awesome!