The Ambler Olympic Club, Inc. is hosting a 50th Anniversary Celebration to honor their past, celebrate their title as the oldest track club in the US, and provide resources for the continuance of quality youth athletic development and growth. They cater to young athletes, ages eight through eighteen, in Montgomery County, the surrounding Counties, and the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania vicinity.
The celebration will be taking place on June 10th, 2016 at Presidential Caterers. A meet and greet will be held from 5:30pm to 6:30pm, followed by dinner at 7pm. The event is scheduled to end at 10pm.
Longtime AAU volunteer coach Larry Wilson co-founded the Ambler Track Club in 1966 along with Leon Hill Sr. and has been instrumental in the AOC’s success throughout the years. Larry has been involved with the Amateur Athletic Union in various ways. In 1968 Larry competed in his first AAU Junior Olympic Games. Then, in 1970, he became AAU’s Chairmen of track and field and cross country in the Middle Atlantic District, which he carried on for 40 years. During this time, Larry was also Region 2 Director (30 years), National AAU cross country Chairmen (25 years), and Assistant Coach for several Junior Pan American women teams in the various countries (Sudbury, Canada, Santa Fe, Argentina and Havana, Cuba).
Larry also takes pride in the dozens of amateurs he helped coach at the Ambler Track Club and his other AAU teams. He played a pivotal role in the development of the late Kim Gallagher, the Ft. Washington runner who won medals in the 800 meters at the 1984 (silver) and 1988 (bronze) Olympics.
For more information about the event, please view the event flyer
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