Olympian Missy Franklin inspires young athletes

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.

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Salute the Stars goes for the Gold

John Lynch Foundation Salute the Stars event, sponsored by Scott Reiman and the Reiman Foundation

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.