Don Bragg; with Theresa Bragg, as told to Patricia Doherty
For Olympic champion Don Bragg, what could trump winning a gold medal in 1960? The answer was easy: opening a camp where inner-city boys could play outdoors and do vital scholastic catch-up. Don and his wife Theresa hosted hundreds of kids at Kamp Olympik in the magnificent New Jersey Pinelands for ten years, helped by a talented and terrifying chef, pranksters turned den mothers, and celebrity athletes including Muhammad Ali. This heartwarming, humorous memoir tells how Don and his staff taught the campers to compete in the classroom, on the playing field, and in the art of growing up.
Binding: hardcover with dust jacket
Publication date: 2008
BIOGRAPHY/ AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs; HISTORY / United States / State & Local / Middle Atlantic (DC, DE, MD, NJ, NY, PA); SPORTS & RECREATION / Camping; ETHNIC / African-American / Juveniles