Sheraton Princess Kaiulani will be welcoming 2008 Olympic decathlon gold medalist and Hawaii’s very own hero Bryan Clay for a wellness program event. This is a free event on Thursday, July 8, 2010 from 12 – 1 p.m. in the hotel’s Ainahau Lobby.
Besides sharing his story of his journey to win the gold medal in men’s decathlon in the 2008 Beijing Olympics, Clay will also be teaching exercises and sharing knowledge about health, fitness, and nutrition as a part of Sheraton Princess Kaiulani’s Cultural Experience program. “We here at Sheraton Princess Kaiulani pride ourselves in sharing local culture with guests from all over the world,” said Fred Orr, the hotel’s general manager. “Having Bryan Clay come is a huge honor because he is such a great role model for our kids and such an inspiration for all.”
Born in Austin, Texas and raised in Hawaii, Bryan Clay competed in track and field at James B. Castle High School and later Azusa Pacific University in California. After meeting Chris Huffins, the 2000 Sydney Olympic decathlon bronze medalist at a track clinic, Clay trained hard in the decathlon, a sport event that consists of 10 inpidual track and field events that tests an inpidual’s athleticism to the fullest. Clay’s hard work paid off as he went on to win numerous events, most notably the Olympic silver medal in men’s decathlon in the 2004 Athens Olympics and later the Olympic gold medal in the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Clay has also won the title “The World’s Greatest Athlete.”
Sheraton Princess Kaiulani has invited Big Brothers Big Sisters of Honolulu matches and welcomes the public to attend the event. Validated parking is available. For more information, please call (808) 922-5811.