Willie Davenport Olympian Track & Field Clinic for Young Athletes on Feb. 9

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Ralph Walker with students at the Dong Grant Alameda Youth Track Club. Back row: John Carlos, Barbara Jones and Tommie Smith.

“Believe to Achieve” event at James Logan High School in Union City

The James Logan Willie  Davenport Olympian Track and Field Clinic will be held on Saturday Feb. 9, 2019, at James Logan High School in Union City

Student athletes will be getting hands-on training from the best in the world. Over 60 renowned past and present world-record holders will be there, including Tommie Smith and John Carlos who gained fame in the 1968 Olympic Games in Mexico where they raised their fists in a Black Power salute.

Scheduled guests include 1992 Olympian Kevin Young-World Record Holder 400 Hurdles; 1988, 1992 Olympian Mike Powell – World Record Holder Long Jump; Olympian Stephanie Brown-Trafton –2008 Gold Medalist Discus; Eddie Hart – World’s fastest human, 1972.

Other participants are high-jumper Reynaldo Brown, sprinter Obea Moore, pentathlete Marilyn King and long jumper Martha Watson.

This year’s program is dedicated to Speed City, the 1968 Olympic Team and high-jumper Dick Fosbury.

Sponsors are The Clover dairy, Sportstars magazine, Reap Legacy, Thiels’ Tire Service, Shriek, Costco GoGo squeeze and others.

The clinic at 1800 H St. in Union City, will run from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  The cost is $10 for youth and $20 for adults. Lunch on campus is $5.  For $25, participants get an information bag. The clinic will be followed by a Champions dinner from 6:30-10 p.m. with a silent auction to benefit Olympians in need.

For more information, please call (510) 304-7172 or email Coach Lee Webb at [email protected]

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