Eastern Academy Webmaster Featured On Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame’s “Respecting The Game” Series
Posted December 7, 2023
Eastern Academy are pleased to announce that our Webmaster and Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame inductee, Jack Barrett, is featured on Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame’s “Respecting The Game” series.
“Respecting The Game – The Story of Jackie Barrett” is a story about Jack Barrett’s journey to becoming one of the greatest Special Olympics Athletes of all time, from a difficult decision his parents faced at four years of age to put him in an institution or take a risk in raising him and hope for the best; to using the transformative power of sport to defy one medical odd and societal barrier after another to get a University Degree and competing for Canada at the Special Olympics World Games four times as a Powerlifter, winning 15 medals and setting numerous Special Olympics and mainstream Powerlifting records along the way.
“Respecting The Game” is part of Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame’s “Beyond The Win” series, educating young Canadians about the adversity and challenges athletes and builders faced on their journeys to becoming sports heroes, legends, and “Hall of Famers” that inspires them today.
If anyone is interested in watching “Respecting The Game – The Story of Jackie Barrett”, you can watch it below or go to the Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame’s YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=587X2ai2DzA
Video Credit: Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame