Eugene (KMTR) - Tuesday, six former Olympians paid a visit to the Westmoreland Boys and Girls Club. It's part of national Olympic Day, organized by the U.S. Olympic Committee; a celebration of the games, and a way for athletes to get kids excited about sport.
Athletes all across the nation will spend time with kids in their communities this week promoting Olympic ideals like fair play, and perseverance. Olympians in Eugene Tuesday say they're excited to pay it forward, and share some of the lessons they were once taught by their own mentors.
A couple athletes brought their gold medals along and gave the kids a once-in-a-lifetime chance to pass them around.