Four-time world heavyweight champion Evander Holyfield was in Huntsville Thursday for a cause near and dear to his personal life.
“The Boys Club had what I didn’t have,” Holyfield said Thursday. “It was a structured program and was in line with my mother’s vision. From six years old to twenty one, that’s a long time, I made the Olympic Team.”
Holyfield said he was able to reach the Olympics because of what the Club was able to provide for him.
“My mother had a sixth grade education,” he said. “My father didn’t go to school at all. They followed direction. The point of, to go to another level in life. The Boys Club had a lot of things I wouldn’t have been able to get involved in to do.”
IPS sponsored tables to support the Boys and Girls Club. IPS was represented at our table by Missy Martin, Katie and Mark Allen, Tommy and Carl Eldredge, Kathlene Ryan, Gloria Lanier, Laura Elrod, John Bailey and Laurel Bailey. Carl and Tommy Eldredge are in the picture with Evander Holyfield.