“Some people dream of great accomplishments, while others stay awake and do them”
– Danielle Luedtke
Each one of us has a dream; a dream we want to make into a reality. It can be a wish to be successful in life, a goal to make a difference in the world, or a drive to touch the lives of others. May our dream be big or small, nothing is truly impossible if we set our hearts on it.
A man who dreams is a man with a mission. He is a man of passion and motivation, who wants to fulfill his wishes in life. He is a man who is strong and perseveres. Someone who would keep going towards his pursuits never minding the challenges that lie ahead of him.
Such a man is the great Bud Lobetti. He was a man who dreamt to be a great sports athlete and succeeded. He played basketball, football, and even track. His immense dedication to sports only proved that he was a successful athlete. Lobetti averaged 20 rebounds per game in basketball, played halfback, end and safety in football and was a one-man show in track.
Lobetti died of a heart attack last year shortly before his 71st birthday. He may be gone but his accomplishment in sports will always be remembered. He will be honored for his accomplishments on August 23, 2012 when he is inducted into the Greater Knoxville Sports Hall of Fame. His daughter, Gina Collette will represent him at the induction.
For Lobetti, sports was his way of life. He lived to become a great sports athlete. His family, friends and fans remember him to be a man with immeasurable dedication in all areas of his life. His athleticism proves that a man can make his dream a reality if he puts his mind to it.
For some of us, we spend our lives wishing with closed eyes that our dreams will come true. For Lobetti, he kept his eyes open and made his dream happen.
You can read more about Lobetti’s induction to the Greater Knoxville Sports Hall of Fame at http://www.knoxnews.com/news/2012/jul/07/bud-lobetti-had-a-track-record-for-versatility/.