Apolo Ohno and the Century Council bring interactive and educational games to Chicago's Smith Elementary School.
The most decorated U.S. Winter Olympian in history was in Chicago on Tuesday, bringing a message of a healthy lifestyle and abstinence from underage drinking to a group of elementary school children.
Apolo Anton Ohno and his foundation, in partnership with The Century Council, brought the Ask, Listen, Learn: Kids and Alcohol Don't Mix program to fifth and sixth grade students at Smith W. Elementary School on the city's Southeast Side.
He said he hopes the program will start a dialogue between children and their parents about the virtues of living healthy and not growing up too quickly.
"Middle school for me was a turning point in my life, and to allow ... kids a chance to explore sports, a chance to go out and play -- you know, a lot of kids don't have that luxury -- I'd love to just be building playgrounds all over the place, where kids have the opportunity to play and be themselves and be active and be healthy," he said.