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Former Olympian launched country's first female basketball league

Original post made on May 5, 2023

For Anne Warner Cribbs, everything comes down to one goal: Get to the finish line. Her identity as an Olympic swimmer shapes the lens with which she views most projects. See how her ongoing contributions have benefitted the community.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, May 5, 2023, 6:57 AM

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Posted by Helen
a resident of Midtown
on May 5, 2023 at 10:47 am

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Thank you for honoring Anne Warner Cribbs. One correction to note there is no such thing as a FORMER Olympian! “Once an Olympian Always an Olympian, never former, never past.” A lifetime honor.

Posted by Consider Your Options.
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on May 11, 2023 at 10:25 am

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It is time to FIX blighted Cubberley and the gyms there that have been closed due to neglected maintenance and water intrusion.

Parks Master Plan says we have a shortage of in-town parkland and that deficit will get worse as we add housing. We are considering using existing precious parkland to build a gym (which, at heavily parked up Greer Park, will need parking lot)? Let's fix the gyms we have on an already built site that is zoned for public facilities in the part of town that is going to get the lion's share of the new housing.

I appreciate Anne's important legacy, but this project proposal conflicts with other more important funding priorities and undermines efforts to increase (or, at least, maintain) in-town parkland.

Posted by jguislin
a resident of Crescent Park
on May 11, 2023 at 10:34 am

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Anne has worked tirelessly to bring world-class sporting events and programs to California. She is currently chair of the nonprofit California Senior Games Association that sponsors olympic-style sporting events for adults 50 and over. The Senior Games promote a socially engaged and physically active lifestyle for adults at an age when some think competitive sports are beyond their reach; these events demonstrate that is not the case by showcasing 70 year old pole vaulters, 80 year old swimmers and 100 year old tennis players. The Olympic spirit endures!
Follow Anne's example and encourage your parents and grand parents to engage in sports to improve their health and stay engaged in the community. To learn more google California Senior Games.

Posted by T, from Duveneck/St Francis
a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on May 11, 2023 at 10:44 am

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Many years ago, Anne spoke to a group of Palo Alto Girl Scouts at a Badge Workshop. It was an inspiring presentation. I am glad to see her honored for her many accomplishments.

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