They are athletes,some of the most accomplished in the area,putting in hours of practice and dedicating themselves to perfection.
And yet,in their own backyard,they go about their business mostly unnoticed. They do not play the sports you know,the sports you read about on a daily basis,the sports you learned as a kid according to an article in the KC STAR.
Instead,they have taken the road less traveled — called to games that offer thrills and heated competition,but not always much attention.
Try baton twirling,fencing and rugby.
On July 27th,the Summer Olympics will begin in London,an event colored by obscure and overlooked endeavors. For a couple of fleeting weeks,these sports and their athletes will occupy the limelight on a global stage. Back in Johnson County,a community of kids will also continue to dream of the next goal. These kids will head to the gym,to the athletic club,to the pitch. They’ll put on unfamiliar garb,take unfamiliar positions,and continue to play.