Recognizing the leaplings

The Kraft Nabisco Championship, one of the LPGA Tour's majors, is played on the Dinah Shore Tournament Course, named after the late television personality. AP Photo

Leaplings deserve to celebrate their birthdays, too, even if Feb. 29 didn't make it onto our 2013 calendars. A few noteworthy sports figures mark their birthdays on that elusive day, including the late Dinah Shore, a member of the World Golf Hall of Fame; Olympic swimmer Cullen Jones; former MLS star Taylor Twellman; and New Zealand tennis player Claudia Williams, who celebrated her Sweet 16 in 2012 on the actual day. Feb. 29 won’t grace our calendars again until 2016.

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