Kroc Center Chicago‘s swim club met their hero, Simone Manuel, the first African-American woman to win a gold medal in individual swimming, at Steve Harvey TV’s premiere show taping. After a heartwarming video of the swim team thanking Simone for her iconic win, the kids ran on stage to surprise her. Backstage, Simone let the kids hold her medals and told them to “go for the gold.” These are words they will never forget.
Catch the premiere episode airing September 6 on NBC at 2pm CST. To learn more about The Salvation Army Kroc Center, and the swim club, please visit our website: www.kroccenterchicago.com