From Ohio Senior Olympics (2007 Hall of Fame)
Dr. Mary Leonard is a passionate advocate for competition opportunities for people as they age. A (now retired) professor in the University of Dayton Department of Health and Sport Sciences, Dr. Leonard has put the practical knowledge of academia to practice in Senior Olympic competition at the local, state and national level.
Dr. Leonard was one of the founders of Senior Olympics in Ohio and a founding member of the Board of Ohio Senior Olympics and the Dayton/ Miami Valley Senior Olympics. Dr. Leonard served as president of the Ohio Senior Olympics board from 1993-1997 and served on the Board of the National Senior Games Association (formerly USNSO) from 1993-1999.
In addition to her role as coordinator of games in the Dayton area, Dr. Leonard is also an athlete, competing in badminton, tennis, swimming and horseshoes.