Have breakfast with track legend Jackie Joyner-Kersee
DeKALB – Six-time Olympic medalist and international track and field legend Jackie Joyner-Kersee will visit Northern Illinois University on Wednesday and Thursday, Oct. 16-17, where she will speak to a variety of groups throughout the campus and community, NIU Director of Track & Field/Cross Country Connie Teaberry announced.
NIU Athletics will host “A Morning with Jackie Joyner-Kersee,” a breakfast event open to the public, at 9 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 17, in the NIU Convocation Center. Tickets are $25 each. Groups can reserve a table of eight for $300 (bronze level), $350 (silver level) or $400 (gold level). All proceeds will benefit the NIU Women’s Track & Field and Cross Country program.
Joyner-Kersee will speak to the Huskie track and field and cross country teams, other NIU student-athletes and women’s student groups during her time in DeKalb. A separate event for the NIU campus community will be held Oct. 16. At each event, Joyner-Kersee will share the inspirational success story and message of perseverance that led her to be named the Greatest Female Athlete of the 20th Century by Sports Illustrated.
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