’08 Glastonbury Graduate, Two-Time Olympian to Speak to Students on “How to Persevere”


Donn Cabral, a competitor in the 2012 and 2016 Summer Olympic Games, will return to his hometown as he makes a visit to Glastonbury High School on Monday, July 10, located at 330 Hubbard Street.

Cabral has been invited by the Connecticut Public Broadcasting Network, CPBN, to speak to student-athletes from Glastonbury High School Athletics for an upcoming feature profile that will broadcast across CPBN platforms in 2017. Cabral, named to eight NCAA All-American teams (Princeton ’12), will briefly address the audience on “How to Persevere.”

As a distance runner at Glastonbury High School, Cabral won multiple Connecticut and New England championships in Cross Country and Track and Field. He is the all-time NCAA record-holder in the 3000m Steeplechase. He finished eighth in this event in both the 2012 London Olympic Games and the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games.

The event will begin at 12 p.m. on Monday, July 10 on the campus of Glastonbury High School, in the rear of the building, and close at 1 p.m. Interested parties should inquire via e-mail to sports@cptv.org.

Viewers can follow the event on social media: @CPTVOnline on Twitter and @CPTVSports on Instagram. “Like” Facebook.com/cptv. Visit cptv.org for more information.

About Connecticut Public Broadcasting
The Connecticut Public Broadcasting Network (CPBN) is home to CPTV, WNPR and the Learning Lab. CPTV is a locally and nationally recognized producer and presenter of quality public television programming, including original documentaries, public affairs and educational programming. WNPR is an affiliate of National Public Radio, Public Radio International and American Public Media. The Learning Lab serves high school seniors through a partnership with Hartford Public Schools and the Journalism and Media Academy Magnet School. It is also home to the Institute for Advanced Media, a program that provides the men and women of our armed forces and adult learners an opportunity to learn skills necessary for the 21st century digital media workplace. For more information, visit cpbn.org.

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