It is our hope that the sculptures depicting these athletes will continue to inspire children and families to live healthier lives and help them remember that everyone has the potential to excel in their life choices.
Indianapolis, IN (PRWEB)
September 13, 2017
What do DaMarcus Beasley, Larry Bird, Tamika Catchings, Hank Aaron, Peanut Johnson, Toni Stone, Pete and Alice Dye, A.J. Foyt, Wayne Gretzky, Bobby “Slick” Leonard, Reggie Miller, Oscar Robertson, Wilma Rudolph, Reggie Wayne and Barbara Wynne all have in common? Each athlete has blazed a trail in his/her sport, has an Indiana tie and will soon be immortalized in bronze to serve as inspiration to new generations. It’s all part of the Old National Bank Sports Legends Avenue of Champions in Riley Children’s Health Sports Legends Experience that will open at The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis on March 17, 2018.
On a winding path through the Sports Legends Experience, visitors will be able to pose for photos alongside life-size sculptures of legendary athletes and coaches while learning about their accomplishments and what motivated them along the way.
Legends along the Old National Bank Sports Legends Avenue of Champions include:
One of the most decorated players in American soccer history and the only American male to play in four FIFA World Cups (2002, 2006, 2010 and 2014), Beasley will be featured along the Avenue of Champions. The U.S. Men’s National Team legend has 124 caps to his credit. Born in Ft. Wayne, Indiana, DaMarcus Beasley played in the 1999 Under-17 World Cup in New Zealand, and was awarded the Silver Ball, given to the tournament’s second-best player. He was also selected to the 1998 NSCAA High School All-American Team and named Parade All-America High School co-Player of the Year in 1999.
He began his professional career with the Chicago Fire while still in high school (2001), and has had a remarkably long international career. After playing professionally for clubs in Europe and Mexico from 2004 to 2014, Beasley now plays in the United States for the Houston Dynamo. “Soccer…