Tag: Bob Beamon

PBSC’s MLK celebration inspires crowd

Olympic gold medalist Robert “Bob” Beamon knows a lot about winning in the face of challenges and adversity.

As keynote speaker for Palm Beach State College’s 24th Annual Dr. Martin Luther, King Jr. Celebration Jan. 19, he described overcoming a tough beginning – with the death of his mom just months after his birth and getting into trouble as a youth – to set world and Olympic records at the 1968 Summer Olympic Games in Mexico City. … Continue reading PBSC’s MLK celebration inspires crowd

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Olympic record holder Bob Beamon to speak at PBSC’s 24th annual MLK celebration Jan. 19

Robert “Bob” Beamon, who set a world record when he landed a long jump of 29 feet, 2 ½ inches at the 1968 Summer Olympic Games in Mexico City, will be the keynote speaker at Palm Beach State College’s 24th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration.
Themed “When Standing Up Matters,” the celebration will begin at 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 19, in the Duncan Theatre on the Lake Worth campus. It is free and open to the public, … Continue reading Olympic record holder Bob Beamon to speak at PBSC’s 24th annual MLK celebration Jan. 19

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