Whereas, Jim Thorpe, Wa Tha Huck (Bright Path), Sac and Fox Indian:
Therefore, I support naming Jim Thorpe as America's Greatest All-Around Athlete and greatest football player of the Century in 2000.
- won the Decathlon and the Pentathlon in the 1912 Olympics in Stockholm, Sweden
- started Pro-football as the first president of the National Football League (NFL)
- played Pro-baseball for 20 years in the major leagues
- was named by the Assicoated Press Poll in 1950 America's Greatest All-Around Athlete and the Greatest Football player of the half century
WALK IN BEAUTY
Send orgainization letters of support and completed petition to your local newspaper sports editors, Associated Press and TV-radio sports commentators.
Send donations and organization letters to :
Grace F. Thorpe,
2213 W. 8th St.,
Prague, OK 74864
ANS/FAX (405) 567-4297
"JIM THORPE ATHLETE OF THE CENTURY CAMPAIGN".