Sports Spectrum Magazine Summer 2021

NEW PODCAST: Jimmy Mellado, President and CEO of Compassion International

THIS IS EPISODE 334 OF THE SPORTS SPECTRUM PODCAST

Jimmy Mellado is the president and CEO of Compassion International, which is a sponsor of Sports Spectrum’s and partners with us as we help them release children from poverty.

Mellado is a graduate of Southern Methodist University, where he was a member of the Division 1 track and field championship team in 1983. He competed in the 1987 Pan American Games and the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul, South Korea, as a decathlete. Representing his birth nation of El Salvador, he set national records for the best performance in the decathlon, men’s high jump, 100-meter high hurdles and pole vault.

In 2013, Mellado was named CEO and President of Compassion. He has dedicated his life to helping children around the world who are living in poverty and providing them with hope and a way out.

On this episode of the podcast, we learn about Mellado’s journey, moving around from country to country as a youth, why failure is such a great teacher, trusting God when things don’t go well, competing in the Olympics, and how he came to join Compassion International.

For just $38 a month, you can help rescue a child living in poverty. Visit Compassion.com/SportsSpectrum to help

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