An “Olympic” Moment

The 2016 Summer Olympics ended on a Sunday night and all the Community Members at Creekside thought their Olympic experience had ended. They were wrong. The very next morning an Olympic Medalist walked into the Clubhouse to spend some time with them! Lori played for the USA National Team for eight years and competed in the 1992 and 1996 Olympic Games. At the 1992 Olympic Games in Barcelona, Spain, the USA women finished third, and Lori was named the BEST SETTER in the world. Lori played six years for the Willard Schools, Springfield Junior Volleyball Club in 1984 and 1985, and continued her volleyball career at the University of Nebraska where she was a two time All American. Lori is also the head coach for the Community Olympic Development Program which helps develop young players train to become future athletes. She works with 16 programs across the country with children from the age of 3 through high school.
Lori wore her uniform from the Olympics in 1996 and brought her medal to pass around so that all the Community Members could hold it. During her visit they watched portions of the final match in Barcelona that was found on You-Tube. She narrated parts of it for them and explained how the rules have changed since she played. Everyone was proud to be able to say that they held a medal and met such an accomplished athlete and wonderful person who is giving back to our community! It was an “Olympic” moment for them all.

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