Greatest pen pals

Left: Stephanie Meade poses with Muhammad Ali after meeting him in person for the first time at a 1991 charity event.  Right:  Meade met Ali again in 2014 at his home in Louisville, KY. (Photos courtesy Stephanie Meade)

Left: Stephanie Meade poses with Muhammad Ali after meeting him in person for the first time at a 1991 charity event.
Right: Meade met Ali again in 2014 at his home in Louisville, KY.
(Photos courtesy of Stephanie Meade)

At age 10, Stephanie Meade of Seattle sent a letter to legendary boxing icon Muhammad Ali — with no street address. That sparked what became a three-decade exchange of letters between Ali and his young fan. Listen to their story in the latest edition of Your Postal Podcast, available now at YourPostalPodcast.com.

Both the audio and transcript versions of this edition and an archive of previous shows are available at: YourPostalPodcast.com. You can also listen to the podcast on your mobile device at YourPostalPodcast.com/mobile, or search “Your Postal Podcast” at the iTunes Store or YouTube.

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Challenge of a Lifetime

North America Coach of the Year John Lair, Gold Medalist Special Olympian Chevi Peters, and Mid-America District Manager Gail Hendrix.

North America Coach of the Year John Lair, Gold Medalist Special Olympian Chevi Peters, and Mid-America District Manager Gail Hendrix.

Last week, many people around the world watched the athletic prowess of Olympians from their respective countries as they participated in the Special Olympics World Games in Los Angeles, CA.

Mid-America District Manager Gail Hendrix had the opportunity to celebrate the success of Chevi Peters, a local athlete in Pittsburg, KS, who not only competed at the Games, he also received three gold medals in powerlifting. Joining Hendrix and Peters during the celebration was North America Coach of the Year John Lair.

“I’m proud of the tremendous efforts displayed by Chevi and all of the other talented athletes in this year’s Special Olympics,” said Hendrix. “It’s an honor to have the opportunity to show our support for such an inclusive event through the Special Olympics World Games Forever Stamp.”

If you would like to pick up a keepsake sheet of Special Olympics World Games Forever Stamps, go to: usps.com/stamps, the Postal Store, or call 800-STAMP24 (800-782-6724).

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