"Bright Path" is the English translation of Jim Thorpe's Indian name, "Wa-tho-huck."
This is the name adopted by the Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame to illustrate our extensive community advocacy programs focused on youth. Through awards, scholarships, education programs, and athletic competition, Bright Path provides positive opportunities for Oklahoma City Metro Area youth to build self-esteem and pride in their achievements.
As an on-going year round program, Bright Path hosts numerous event throughout the Oklahoma City surrounding communities. Each event focuses on a different aspect of the core values of Jim Thorpe and the Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame: sports, academics, health and fitness.
With the generous support from local businesses toward Bright Path, in turn, supports thousands of Oklahoma's youth all across our state.