Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Cullen Jones Wins Gold

I know millions of Americans and billions of folks around the world are watching this guy named Michael Phelps, as I am. But I want to take the time to acknowledge a brother who was part of Phelps historic win to give the Gold, Cullen Jones.

Yes, a brother won for swimming and not any medal, but the highest price. Jones becomes only the second African-American in the Olympics history to win for swimming (Anthony Ervin was the first in 2000). So he defied the stereotype of blacks not knowing how to swim . . . well, I won't exactly call it a stereotype :-) But it's great to see someone changing the face of the sports and giving something back in return. Jones is doing so with his "Make a Splash" Organization.

Tags: Cullen Jones, 2008 Olympics, Make A Splash