Olympic wrestling champion John Peterson will visit Newton on Saturday, May 5, to help the Newton YMCA kick off the annual Partner With Youth campaign.
Peterson, who won a silver medal in 1972 and a gold medal in 1976 for freestyle wrestling, will be speaking at two events that day.
The first is set for 2 p.m. where he is scheduled to speak to area middle and high school students at the Newton Community Theatre on the importance of positive values and the story about how he became an Olympic champion. The event is free for all youth.
The second event, scheduled for 7 p.m. at the Theatre, is open to the public for a free will donation where he will again share his message of Christian values.
Following both of Petersn's events, those attending are invited to take photos with the Olmpian, get autographs and see the gold medal from the 1976 Olympic Games in Montreal.
For more information on the event, contact Newton YMCA Business Director Frank Buckley at 641-792-4006 or email frank.buckley(at sign)newtonymca.org.