(APR 22) In a definite "Cool
Story" of the week on WBAN, one of the sports star athlete
amateur boxers, Tiara Brown, of Fort Myers, Florida, was chosen
to be the "Grand Marshal" at Sunday's Dunbar Easter Parade that
took place down Martin Luther King Blvd. in Fort Myers, Florida.
Brown a role model not only "in"
the ring, but "out" of the ring told WBAN, “It was a beautiful
parade and I was honored to be the Grand Marshal.”
Brown was dressed in her USA Boxing attire, and she autographed
over 200 photos and passed them out at the parade.
Tiara Brown with family
” It made me feel really blessed
to be able to be a good public figure in the community where I
was raised. To be able to be a positive figure in a community
filled with negativity really made my holiday a very special
one,” added Brown.
Fort Myers PAL Boxing Team poses
Brown told WBAN that the Fort
Myers PAL Boxing Team was the first team she began boxing
She said, "After age 18 and you finish high school you are too
old to box with the PAL. But they still come to all
of my functions and celebrations and they have many of my news
articles and pictures hanging on the wall of the gym."
WBAN asked Brown where she sees
herself in the future. She told us, "I am looking forward
to the 2016 Olympic Trials. I have no desire to turn pro at this
time, I am honored to be an amateur boxer and represent the
country against other countries."
"My goals in the ring are to always show good sportsmanship and
of course to win the fight. Out of the ring, I strive to
be a better Christian and role model for kids and teenagers who
come from communities like I do. Communities full of violence
and drugs and poverty. It's not where you come from that makes
you who you are, it's how much determination and ambition you
have within you that counts."
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