Join us for the 2017 Pratt Area Chamber of Commerce Gala with special guest speaker John Lair. John Lair got involved in Special Olympics when a class he was taking in college offered extra credit for volunteers for a Special Olympics Track Meet. He signed up and was hooked.
John started the New Hope Bulldogs Special Olympics Team in his hometown of Pittsburg, KS., and grew the program to an exceptional level. John was named the 2014 Special Olympics North America Coach of the Year. He has been featured on ESPN, and attended 3 World Games as coach and 3 USA Games as coach.
In May 2017 he was named President & CEO of Special Olympics Kansas. He is a graduate of Pittsburg State University and has his Masters degree from Missouri Southern.