Four-time Olympic gold medalist Missy Franklin has experienced defeat. She has also experienced victory. But with each experience, she strives to be the best she can be and stresses to aspiring young athletes to do the same.
Franklin was this year’s featured speaker at the 18th Annual Salute the Stars luncheon on May 6, 2016 at Sports Authority Field. She described her path to the top of the Olympic podium and attributes her success to remaining true to herself and working hard.
Every year, the John Lynch Foundation celebrates student-athletes, including those with special needs for their achievements in the classroom, on the field and in the community.
To-date the program has awarded $825,000 in scholarships.
“We are proud to support these student-athletes,” said Reiman Foundation Chairman Scott Reiman. “They inspire us through their leadership and dedication.”
The Reiman Foundation proudly sponsors Salute the Stars and supports many programs that foster our next generation of leaders.
Four-time Olympic gold medalist and Denver native Missy Franklin speaks with former Denver Bronco John Lynch at the 18th Annual Salute the Stars luncheon on May 6, 2016 at Sports Authority Field.
John and Linda Lynch honor outstanding student-athletes at the 18th Annual Salute the Stars luncheon on May 6, 2016 at Sports Authority Field.
John and Linda Lynch recognize student-athletes at the 18th Annual Salute the Stars luncheon on May 6, 2016 at Sports Authority Field.
DU’s Nina McGee wins first NCAA Individual Championship in gymnastics.
University of Denver gymnast Nina McGee has made history.
McGee became the Pioneers’ first NCAA Individual Champion in the gymnastics floor exercise with her 9.950 score at this month’s NCAA Championship in Fort Worth, Texas.
Five years ago, McGee’s future in gymnastics was uncertain. She had to make the difficult choice whether to give up gymnastics or have metal rods put into her legs to mitigate shin splints and stress fractures of the tibias in both legs. She decided to compete.
And at this year’s championship, she did just that. In addition to taking home the floor exercise title, McGee earned three All-American honors: first team in the all-around and floor exercise and second team on the bars.
Here are a few other outstanding achievements made by DU athletics so far this school year:
- Women’s Tennis: Third-consecutive Summit League Title
- Men’s Tennis: Third-consecutive Summit League Title
- Women’s Golf: Third-consecutive Summit League Title
- Men’s Hockey: Advanced to Frozen Four in NCAA Championship
- Ski Team: 2015-2016 NCAA Champions
As a DU alumnus, Scott Reiman has been a longtime member of the University community and supports the school’s athletic programs.
The 2016 Salute the Stars presented by the John Lynch Foundation.
The 18th Annual Salute the Stars celebration is going for the Gold – Olympic Gold.
Four-time Olympic Gold Medalist and Denver native Missy Franklin is the featured speaker at this year’s event on May 6 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Sports Authority Field.
Presented by the John Lynch Foundation along with the Reiman Foundation and FourPoint Energy, the event recognizes student-athletes as well as some with special needs from around Colorado. Many of these students excel in academics, athletics and community involvement.
The event will also host over 1,000 students from Denver Public Schools and other school districts throughout the state to hear inspiring stories of young leaders in their communities.
Since its inception, the John Lynch Foundation has awarded over $825,000 in scholarships to 144 student-athletes including those with special needs.
To learn more about the event, visit the John Lynch Foundation.
Scott Reiman and the Reiman Foundation are proud to sponsor the John Lynch Foundation Salute the Stars luncheon for the second year in a row. The event, held in May 2015, recognizes and rewards outstanding student athletes for their accomplishments both on the field and in their communities.
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Learn more about Scott Reiman.
Reiman Foundation CEO Scott Reiman is proud to partner with George Solich and FourPoint Energy to present the John Lynch Foundation’s 17th Annual Salute the Stars event.
“Having our Salute the Stars presenting sponsors return year-after-year is incredibly rewarding and I can’t thank George Solich and Scott Reiman enough,” said John Lynch, president of the John Lynch Foundation. “I’m proud they share our commitment to encouraging the dreams of young people and instilling in them the drive to become effective community leaders.”
Scott Reiman Community Involvement
Scott Reiman is the CEO and founder of the Denver-based private equity firm Hexagon. Scott is involved in a variety of civic and business organizations, including the Denver Art Museum, ACE Scholarships, Graland Country Day School, Rocky Mountain Public Broadcasting Network and the Quarterly Forum. He is a founding member and active supporter of the Denver Scholarship Foundation.
“The dedication of these student-athletes on the field, in the community and in the classroom is incredible,” said Scott Reiman, CEO of the Reiman Foundation. “We are honored to help the John Lynch Foundation recognize these deserving and inspiring kids.”
A supporter of the John Lynch Foundation Salute the Stars event, an awards luncheon that recognizes the achievements of exceptional Denver-area student-athletes, the Reiman Foundation strongly believes in the importance of sports and athletic activities in the lives of young people. No matter what the level of play, participation in high school sports offers a number of benefits, both immediate and long-term, to young athletes.
– Maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Since sitting in front of various screens has become such a dominant part of our culture, high school sports helps young people get into the habit of regular activity, a habit that keeps kids fit and healthy and is more likely to lead to a commitment as an adult to maintaining physical fitness and avoiding overly sedentary behavior.
– Remaining open to new experiences. Researchers have found that an inclination to play sports is closely linked to a more general sense of openness to new experiences. Studies also show that staying physically active in old age is associated with possessing an adventurous personality.
– Learning teamwork. Playing team sports in high school is excellent preparation for future work environments. In a closely-knit group, athletes must learn to support and rely on one another while working toward a common goal, share victories and defeats alike, and develop a sense of responsibility for one another.