Approximately 320 guests were in attendance to hear about the impact WSA grants make across Southern California. This annual fundraiser’s main event, Roy Firestone’s interview with George Foreman, as usual, did not disappoint.
George’s recollection of his upbringing, led him to describe America as the home of compassion, giving to kids that “drop out of society” a chance to grow in positive ways. He shared the immense pride felt after winning the gold medal at the 1968 Olympics and waving the American flag. Foreman’s many storybook fights were discussed including knocking out Joe Frazier in Jamaica, the unforgettable match against Muhammad Ali in Zaire, and culminating his comeback beating Michael Moorer to regain his position as the world Heavyweight champion, at age 45 no less.
George put the event in perspective very nicely when he said:
Well if it hadn’t been for the work you are all doing,
if someone wasn’t doing that for me, it never would have happened,
There is a George Foreman in those donations, believe me!
Thank you to our many generous sponsors continuing your support of WSA’s efforts to make quality youth sports more affordable and accessible in Southern California.