WEEKLY MEETING - Loretta Claiborne Special Olympics
Start Date/Time: Wednesday, January 2, 2019 11:45 AM
End Date/Time: Wednesday, January 2, 2019 1:30 PM
Recurring Event: One time event
Importance: Normal Priority
Weekly lunch meeting at the Country Club of York.

The Lunch buffet opens 11:45am with the first bell at 12:15pm.

Our speaker will be Yorker Loretta Claiborne, who will be speaking about the 50th Anniversary of Special Olympics. Loretta is truly an amazing and inspiring woman who has not only touched the lives of hundreds of thousands but has changed the lives of all with whom she has met. She is a woman of faith who shares her life personal story that carries a heart-felt message of hope and tolerance for all people around the world.

Loretta serves as Vice Chair and Chief Inspiration Officer of the international Special Olympics Board of Directors. Loretta is a world-class runner and gifted motivational speaker who happens to also be a Special Olympics athlete and a person who has an intellectual disability.

Loretta's life's accolades are too many to account, but a few of her most impressive awards include: receiving two honorary doctorate degrees (Quinnipiac University in 1995 and Villanova University in 2003); completing 26 marathons with her best time 3:03, finishing in the top 100 women of the Boston Marathon; the 1996 ESPY Award-Arthur Ashe Award for Courage recipient; Walt Disney Productions Movie titled “The Loretta Claiborne Story”; WorldScapes publishing company produced “In Her Stride” – the biography of Loretta Claiborne; a 4th degree black belt in karate; communicates in 4 languages and is fluent in American Sign Language; inductee into the William Penn High School Alumni Hall of Fame, Women in Sports Hall of Fame and Special Olympics Pennsylvania Hall of Fame; spoke to the U.S. Congress as well as hundreds of other groups and organizations; introduced President Clinton at the 1995 Special Olympics World Summer Games; appeared twice on the Oprah Winfrey Show and this summer appeared on the Dr. Oz show celebrating Special Olympics’ 50th Anniversary.

The ESPN feature on York’s Special Olympics icon LORETTA CLAIBORNE will now air on WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 2 during the ESPN SportsCenter program (7am-10am).

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