EL FRANCO LEE KNOWS HOW TO JUMP ROPE!
For more than 20 summers, Harris County youths have taken traditional street games to serious competitive levels in the Harris County Street Olympics, which kicked off this month with a traditional torch lighting and Summer Games practice activities at Mickey Leland Park.
Harris County Precinct One Commissioner El Franco Lee, founder of the not-for-profit Street
Olympics, Board Chairman Yvette Chargois, other board and advisory board members, Street
Olympics coordinator Brian Rego, Miss Texas International Monika Stewart (a 2002 and 2003
Street Olympics Outreach Specialist), 80 children and invited guests declared the opening of
the 21st Harris County Street Olympics.
Harris County boys and girls will continue the festivities participating in activities traditionally
played on the street and now integrated into the Summer Games, including: kickball, shuttle
race and basketball dribble. The Discovery Camp, another program of the Street Olympics, will
have biology and ecology-based activities for the children.
In the pictures above you’ll see Lee enjoying the event with the children!