An activist for pressing issues of today including family, youth, education, wellness and fitness, Lewis brings his international celebrity to attract awareness for the challenges and opportunities surrounding these concerns around the world.
Throughout his career as an Olympic athlete, Lewis was part of five American Olympic Teams, winning ten medals, nine of them gold. With unsurpassed talent in the long jump and his speed in the sprints, he has gone places where no other track and field athlete has ever visited. His five Olympic appearances are a record for a male athlete, and many of his Olympic performances were in world or Olympic record time. His impressive track and field performances earned Lewis world renowned fame and instant name recognition as one of the greatest athletes of our time.
Since his retirement from active competition in 1997 Lewis has devoted a great deal of his time and energy to charity, founding “The Carl Lewis Foundation,” which serves as an umbrella for the many charities that Lewis supports including the College Fund (formerly known as the United Negro College Fund), The Wendy Marx Foundation (for organ donor awareness) and the UNCF Walkathon in Houston. He also established his entertainment business, the Carl Lewis Entertainment Group, which focuses on his acting career, film production, and The Carl Lewis International Track & Field Camp and Festival.
In his speeches, Carl Lewis, having lived his life saying “I Can Do That,” shows audiences how they too “Can Do That.” Carl is an activist for issues focusing on Family, Youth, Education, Wellness and Fitness; he brings his international celebrity to attract audiences, and awareness to these issues around the world.
- Taking Command You Can Do That
Carl Lewis, having lived his life saying "I Can Do That," shows audiences what it takes to win, overcome the odds and develop a champion mindset.
- Giving Back
An activist for family, youth, education, wellness and fitness, Carl Lewis brings his international celebrity to attract awareness for the challenges and opportunities surrounding these issues around the world.