Gold Medalist to Visit Middlebury Boys & Girls Club Thursday


MIDDLEBURY – International Paralympic gold medalist and Middlebury native, Sam Grewe, will visit the Boys & Girls Club in Middlebury Thursday, January 28 to meet the kids and sign trading cards.

In October of 2015, 17-year-old Grewe set a meet record on his way to winning a gold medal in the high jump at the International “Paralympic Committee Athletics world Championships in Doha, Qatar.

At 13, Grewe was diagnosed with bone cancer and lost part of his right leg to prevent it from spreading. At the time he was a four-sport athlete. Eager to get back into sports, Grewe discovered Paralympic sports, which eventually led to gold in 2015.

Grewe will give a presentation to the members of the Indiana Kids program at the Club beginning at 4:30 p.m.

With Clubs in Elkhart, Goshen, Middlebury and Nappanee, Boys & Girls Clubs of Elkhart County provides ages 6-18 with a positive, safe place to learn and grow while developing ongoing relationships with caring, adult professionals. Through five core program areas including Character and Leadership Development, Education and Career Development, Health and Life Skills, The Arts, and Sports & Recreation, Boys & Girls Clubs of Elkhart County opens the doors to life-enhancing experiences to provide hope and opportunity for youth in Elkhart County.

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