Meeting Dot

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I was thrilled to introduce Dr. Dot Richardson this morning as our keynote speaker. She's the medical director of the National Training Center in Clermont, FL, and she's vice chair of the President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports. However, more people probably know her as the U.S. softball player who hit the game-winning home run in the 1996 Olympic games in Atlanta. She also played on the gold medal-winning 2000 U.S. Olympic softball team.

I was able to speak with her prior to her keynote address, and I have to say she is such a down-to-earth person that you'd think she was your next door neighbor rather than a gold medal-winning Olympic athlete, orthopedic surgeon and vice chair of a big-time presidential council.

I won't offer any details of her speech here as I know that Stuart will be blogging about that, but I truly enjoyed meeting her and if you have an opportunity to hear her speak sometime, definitely do so. --Pam

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