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Thursday, December 14, 2006

Carl Lewis sighting

He, along with sister Carol, was in the audience last night on the live season finale of NBC's reality weight-loss game show The Biggest Loser. Both were wearing "I Wylie" t-shirts in support of finalist Mark Wylie.

After a bit of digging online, I found out why he was there. Wylie is the Vice President of Best Buddies International, a charitable organization that provides "opportunities for one-on-one friendships and integrated employment" for people with intellectual disabilities; Carl Lewis is a member of its board of directors and a big supporter (a recent fund-raising auction item was a day with Lewis at the 2008 Summer Olympics).

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