Friday, April 26, 2013
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
|Greg Focht runs with his team during the Beaver Stadium Run|
Friday, April 19, 2013
Krisantis, Lebanon County Program Manager Joan Sechrist, Kelly Fahenstock, and Ines
Lebanon Valley College (LVC) showcased its students during Inquiry 2013, a celebration of the scholarly, scientific, and creative achievements of the student body, from April 14 – 18. This year the symposium included a reception hosted by President Lewis Evitts Thayne, Ph.D., for College trustees and various guests on campus for Thayne's inauguration as the 18th president of Lebanon Valley College. During the symposium, Thayne presented the President's Award for Community Service to LVC’s Community Dutchmen.
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
I am visiting Egypt as part of a US Sports United delegation to hold a clinic on swimming skills for Special Olympics Egypt coaches. I am travelling with a coach from Pennsylvania and a coach and athlete from Virginia. This coach’s clinic is 5 days long with one group of 50 coaches coming for two days, another group of 50 coaches for two days, and both groups coming together on the last day.
I have been in the pool helping to demonstrate the strokes and drills. The pool is outdoors, but very sunny and hot. We have very beginner swimmers, but I am showing them not to be afraid. It's not all work -- I had a chance to visit the pyramids, and even go inside one of them (it was very hot inside). I also rode a camel and visited a very big mall. We had dinner at the home of Mr. Ayman Wahab, who is in charge of Special Olympics in the Middle East/North Africa region. He had a beautiful house and it had its own pool.
Egypt is different with a lot of old buildings and crazy traffic with no lanes. It looks like people make up their own traffic rules, but there are not many accidents. The people are very friendly but the language is different so we have a translator. This trip has been a great experience.
Monday, April 8, 2013
He has never run in his life but is currently dedicated to running the Beaver Stadium Run/Walk on Sunday April 21 of Blue & White Weekend at Penn State.
Please support Greg & other athletes by participating in the Beaver Stadium 5k Run/Walk, donating, or volunteering for the event in State College, PA.
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