Olympians work with kids in Pulaski Park

Date: 
07/14/2012
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Olympians and the children in Pulaski Park

Soccer

Olympic soccer star Kristine Lily shows off her skills to a group of World Sport Chicago kids in Pulaski Park

Softball

Olympic softball player, Jenny Topping, throws some ground balls to a group of kids

Some of the 2012 U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame inductees put on a sports clinic for 100 local children Thursday morning, July 12, in Pulaski Park. The event, called Paving the Way, was hosted by Allstate, World Sport Chicago and the USOC, and gave the Olympians the opportunity to share their Olympic experiences and lead coaching drills for the children.

Driscoll

Paralympian, Jean Driscoll, coaches a group of World Sport kids in track and field drills

Olympic athletes in attendance included soccer player, Kristine Lilly, decathlete, Dan O’Brien and Paralympian, Jean Driscoll, as well as Jenny Topping, Leah Amico, Lovieanne Jung and Stacey Nuveman Deniz of the 2004 U.S. Olympic Women’s Softball “Real Dream Team.”

DanObrian

Olympic gold-medal decathlete, Dan O’Brien, coaches a group of kids in track and field

These athletes along with Gail Devers, Gary Hall, Jr., Lisa Fernandez, Jenny Thompson, Ed Temple, James Connolly, Ted Stevens and the remaining members of the 2004 U.S. Olympic Women’s Softball team are being inducted in the 2012 U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame presented by Allstate Thursday evening in the Harris Theater in Chicago.

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