Ends Saturday, June 15
Jim Thorpe inspired millions with his athletic ability and moxie as an Olympic hero and as a professional football and baseball player. More than 100 years after he won Olympic gold in track’s pentathlon and decathlon, the Sac and Fox/Potawatomi athlete inspires new generations of American Indian youth to pursue sports excellence. The Jim Thorpe Native American Games, which began Sunday, June 9, continues through Saturday, June 15, with competitions in basketball, softball, tennis, beach volleyball, martial arts, football and stickball. Events take place at Oklahoma City University, 2501 N Blackwelder Ave., and at other locations in the OKC area. For a schedule and more information, go online to www.jimthorpegames.com.