Tommie Smith and 100 Black Men Team Up for Child Health

Olympic gold medalist Tommie Smith was in town over the weekend to impart to young people including area children the importance of a healthy lifestyle.

Smith, 66, said he was alarmed when he became aware of the effects of poor nutrition and health choices on children.

“About six years ago while I was in California, it came to my attention that kids as young as 10 years old were being prescribed high blood pressure medicine,” Smith said. “As a former educator and athlete, I realized the
need to increase my efforts to educate and promote healthy lifestyles through physical fitness.”

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