Power of Sports | Community Spotlight - Track Clinic

2 Olympians. 1 Texas-Sized Track Clinic.

Some of the greatest names in the history of track and field are from the state of Texas.

Michael Johnson, Carl Lewis, and Babe Didrikson to name a few.

Simply put, track and field is bigger in Texas. So when an Olympic gold medalist in the shot put and a World Champion in hurdles put on an instructional clinic for kids, it’s an even bigger deal.

And that’s precisely what happened in Austin Texas.

Olympian athlete Kori Carter coaches kids at a track clinic in Austin.

The Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation, Group1001, and Olympians Michelle Carter and Kori Carter hosted an event to reshape the relationship between law enforcement and local children.

Their means of connecting? Sports.

The track clinic hosted at LBJ Early College High School welcomed more than 150 children from the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Austin Area (BGCAA) and local Badges for Baseball program participants.

Children take off running at a track clinic hosted by Group1001.

During the clinic, kids learned the fundamentals of a wide range of track and field activities.

After the clinic, the camp also hosted a Q&A to create a space for a more in-depth conversation.

“Through the power of sports we’ve been able to teach life lessons, build relationships, and improve communities this week, and that’s worth celebrating. Thanks to the support from our partners, we’ve been able to make an impact on children throughout the state of Texas using sports-themed programs, STEM Centers, and Youth Development Parks.”
– Steve Salem, president and CEO of the Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation.

To learn more about this event and future clinics, visit group1001.com.

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