Touchdown Club of America Olympics Fundraising Luncheon

This episode is from the WNYC archives. It may contain language which is no longer politically or socially appropriate.

Speeches given to raise money to send athletes to 1953 Olympics in Helsinki. Recording captured audio preemptively, so there is a minute or so of banter and ambiance at head.

James Connolly talks about his memories of Olympic games.

At 17:00, the host goes through the famous guests in attendance. These include William "Pudge" Heffelfinger and Alex "Babe" Weyand.

Eugene Vidal tells a story about breaking mountain climbing records in Switzerland.

Crittenberger is the main speaker.


Audio courtesy of the NYC Municipal Archives WNYC Collection


WNYC archives id: 68664
Municipal archives id: LT63