Donate to Hurricane Recovery

“Spirit in Motion: Stories of the Olympics and Paralympics”

Spirit in Motion: Stories of the Olympics and Paralympics
Raleigh

Paralympic world champion Lex Gillette and WRAL-TV anchor Renee Chou will share their experiences from the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic games in Rio at “Spirit in Motion: Stories of the Olympics and Paralympics,” Wednesday, Aug. 30 at the Governor Morehead School in Raleigh.

The program, scheduled for 1:30-3 p.m. at the Governor Morehead School Auditorium, Lineberry Building, will feature Gillette’s experience winning a silver medal in the long jump at the Rio Paralympic games and Chou’s experience covering the Summer Olympics for WRAL-TV.

The event is sponsored by the N.C. Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NCLBPH), N.C. Division of Services for the Blind, Governor Morehead School, and Friends of the N.C. Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped.

Gillette, a former patron of the NCLBPH and East Carolina University graduate, is totally blind. He is the current world record holder in the long jump, a four-time Paralympic medalist, a two-time long jump world champion and a 16-time national champion.

Chou has been an anchor and reporter with WRAL-TV since 2004, and previously was a reporter for TV stations in Iowa and Missouri. Her work has earned her three Regional Emmys, most recently for General Assignment in 2015. Her stories have garnered awards from the Radio Television Digital News Association of the Carolinas, Iowa Associated Press Broadcasters Association and Missouri Broadcasters Association.

To register for this event, call (888) 388-2460, email nclbph@ncdcr.gov, or visit http://statelibrary.ncdcr.gov/lbph/eventsprograms/registration.

For more information about this program, contact the library staff at (888) 388-2460 or visit http://statelibrary.ncdcr.gov/lbph/eventsprograms.

About the N.C. Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped
The N.C. Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped is part of the State Library of North Carolina under the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources. It is a special public library that circulates books and magazines especially made for persons who cannot use regular printed material because of a visual or physical disability. The library has more than 60,000 book titles and 100 magazines available to patrons, and serves more than 12,000 people across North Carolina. The library is also a part of the network of regional libraries operated by the Library of Congress National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS).

This press release is related to: