Against the backdrop of the 2012 summer Olympics a small Kansas town is working to spread the word about their 1936 Olympic gold medal winning basketball stars with a new documentary.
The McPherson Globe Refiners aren’t a well-known basketball team.
They were sponsored by the Globe Refining Company and affiliated with the Amateur Athletic Union or AAU - the standard back in the early 20th century.
They were also short lived, but in their two-year existence they won 2nd place in the AAU championships in 1935, then 1st place in 1936.
A exhibit that highlights Wichita’s ties to the 1936 Olympics opens Monday.