Tuesday, February 11, 2014 • Athens, AL 35611
Last night as I watched our Olympians race my thoughts went behind the scenes. Their drive, what they give up - but most importantly what makes them different from the rest of us. I believe it takes heart and an amazing amount of support. The majority of our Olympic athletes are the youth of today. Not seasoned college athletes who turned pro. Some of their stories are really amazing. One athlete races for himself and his handicapped brother. Our female snowboarder is deathly afraid of heights. Their stories all include tremendous family support. I firmly believe these and all dedicated young athletes have a village behind them but their own 'want to' and drive is pivotal in their success.