Carl Lewis Hosts International Sports Festival


Drizzles on the morning of the event couldn’t keep car and bus loads of attendees from experiencing a day filled with fun, laughter and fitness at the 5th annual Carl Lewis International Track & Field Camp and Festival held on Saturday, October 22, 2005 in Los Angeles County. The multicultural sporting event brought people together in a positive environment full of festivities, empowering youth and families through education, wellness and fitness.

Lewis, in association with the Carl Lewis Foundation, USC Track & Field, Nike — Presenting Supporter and the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department Youth Foundation, hosted the all-day event at the Home Depot Center in Carson — Los Angeles County. The days events included a 5K Family Walk/Run “Run With Carl Lewis,” Youth Track & Field Clinic, 50 Plus Fitness and Nutritional Workshop, Youth Track & Field Awards Ceremony, Recognition of the Olympians, and Family Concert and Celebration.

The all day festival concluded with an awards ceremony recognizing youth who have excelled in academics, athletics, and community service work, and/or overcome mental or physical obstacles to excel. The award ceremony also honored Commander Roberta Abner of the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department for her tireless outreach efforts with children. The “Recognition of the Olympians” segment capped the awards festivities by paying homage to past Olympians Kym Carter, Floyd Heard, Khadevis Robinson, and Olympic Medalists Dwight Stones (high-jump), Steve Lewis (400-meter) and speed skater/cyclist Connie Paraskevin.

Carl Lewis’ vision and mission “To empower youth and families through Track & Field activities, and to enhance their life condition through wellness and education” is being realized through this annual signature event.

Via PRNewswire

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