Do you have a support team around you? Dr. Dot Richardson says that if you want to succeed in anything, you need to tag along with someone who has figured out the formula first! You could say that it’s like tracking down the right coach.
It’s hard to believe that a young girl could be told her Olympic dreams would never come true — but after two medals, we think Dr. Dot Richardson had the last laugh!
When she won two Olympic medals in the sport of softball, Dr. Dot Richardson vowed to take one of them around so that every child could wear it for a moment. All of the kids loved the opportunity, but for Richardson, one particular child stood out.
He’s 87 years old, still hits the diamond regularly and he’s going for a world record in pole vaulting at the 2011 Senior Olympics. Listen to this interview and you’ll change the way you think about what’s possible later in life.
Dr. Dot Richardson is an Olympic softball hero, and an all-around nice person. See how she’s making a difference for future generations of sports stars, and inspiring people to pay it forward.
We recently stopped to see GB member Dr. Dot Richardson in her office, but she wasn’t there. The receptionist said Dot had skipped lunch to run over to a nearby softball field; when we got there, we saw another example of what makes Dot unique.
He’s a star on his softball team and John Trongon has led the Villages’ softaball team, The Angels, to many wins. Oh, and did we mention he’s 85?
Tiny Caizel is a big-time athlete with a small name.
Steve Sigler says softball never appealed to him, so he founded a hardball league that is now 45,000 members strong — and growing.
When she was a young girl, Ethyl Lehmann didn’t get to play too many sports. Now 77, she’s making up for lost time.