Speaker & Participant Bios

A Graduate of Rice University, George Foreman III served as his father, George Foreman Sr.’s manager from 2003-2009. In 2008, George took up boxing as a hobby, which turned into a professional career when his father agreed to train him.  In 2014, after a successful career in professional boxing, George opened a boxing-inspired fitness club in Boston, MA, called “Everybodyfights Boston”. The club is designed to be a community that cultivates a fighter-like attitude towards their health and fitness.  

In 2015 George co-authored “The Fighting Spirit™: The Art of Winning Your Fight.”  George works with various organizations to motivate, inspire others to take the fighting spirit into their work and personal lives. George is set to release his next book, “The Fighter’s DNA”, in 2017. 

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James “Buster” Douglas is best known for his stunning upset of Mike Tyson on February 11, 1990 in Tokyo to win the undisputed world heavyweight title.

Jerry Page won the light welterweight gold medal for the United States at the 1984 Summer Olympics.

Vonzell Johnson is the 1974 National AAU and National Golden Gloves middleweight champion. He trains fighters at the Douglas Center in Columbus.

About "Strong Kids"

Strong Kids in Safe Neighborhoods is an annual fundraiser that directly funds programs run by Homeport and our partners, such as Boys and Girls Clubs of Columbus. These programs provide a safe place for vulnerable kids to go after school for homework help, a healthy meal, and personal attention. For the children Homeport serves, these programs provide a fighting chance for a healthy, stable future.

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Event Program

Meet & Greet with George Foreman III,
James “Buster” Douglas, Jerry Page, & Vonzell Johnson
Plentiful Appetizers / Book Sale / Selfies & Autographs

Presentation with George Foreman III
Question & Answer Session

Silent Auction

Cash bar available

Sponsorship Opportunities Available!

Invest in helping Central Ohio's low-income families, and become a visible part of Strong Kids in Safe Neighborhoods! Contact Julie.Naporano@homeportohio.org or call 614.545.4824.