More than 60 boys and girls ran, jumped and threw in this year’s Jesse Owens Games at Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School on Saturday.
For 27 years current city councilman and longtime community supporter Donald Holley has organized the track and field games. According to Holley, the games, Holley and his staff teach children teamwork, sportsmanship and socialization skills while having fun.
“Everyone gets an award and a T-shirt,” said Holley.
Holley kicked off the windy morning with a brief history of Jesse Owens, the famed athlete who won eight individual NCAA championships (equaled only by Xavier Carter in 2006) and four gold medals during the 1936 Olympics held in Berlin, Germany...