Thompson Awarded at Senior Golden Olympics

Thomaston native Billy Thompson, 1962 graduate of R.E. Lee Institute, proudly shows off medals that he won at the Senior Golden Olympics, held in Warner Robins. Thompson qualified to participate last May in the National Senior Olympics in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.

Thompson states that he was the only athlete at R.E. Lee to letter in four varsity sports, including football, basketball, baseball, and track in 1962. He believes that being active, regardless of age, helps a person remain healthy and physically fit.

Thompson wants to encourage other senior adults to be “as active as possible.”

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