Join this fantastic panel discussion featuring five former Olympic & Paralympic athletes.
Thursday, April 11, 2013
At Paepcke Auditorium, 7:00-8:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 in advance, $15 day of the event. Tickets are available at www.aspenshowtix.com or (970) 920-5770.
Gary Hall, Jr.
Board of Directors, National Youth Sports Health & Safety Institute
Gary’s accomplished athletic career includes 10 Olympic medals (1996, 2000, 2004) and induction into the Swimming Olympic Hall of Fame. In 2012, Gary was inducted into the United States Olympic Hall of Fame. Diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes, Gary is an ardent advocate for diabetes care.
4 time Olympic medalist, swimming
Undefeated in dual meets in high school and college, Nancy went on to become a world-class lawyer and advocate for girls and women in sports, appearing on national news shows including 60 Minutes, Fox News, CNN, ESPN, NPR, and MSNBC.
Jackie Joyner-Kersee, First Lady of the Heptathlon
6 time Olympic medalist, heptathlon
When she was born on March 3, 1962, she was named Jacqueline after the wife of U.S. President John F. Kennedy because, in the words of her grandmother, “Someday this girl will be the First Lady of something.” She was right.
Michelle Kwan, the Most Decorated Figure Skater in U.S. History
5 World Championships, 9 U.S. championships, 2 Olympic medals
In the nearly 100-year history of U.S. figure skating, no American man or woman has won more world titles, national titles or Olympic medals.
Ironman athlete, Paralympian, “Amazing Race” Competitor
In 2005 Sarah became the first woman to finish an Ironman on a prosthetic leg, in 2006 she earned the ESPN ESPY for best female athlete with a disability. Her book “In A Single Bound” is an honest, touching and funny memoir about how a feisty, one-legged girl struggling to fit in with her two-legged friends grows up to become a world-class athlete and TV personality.
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