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Omaha native/boxing champ named Labor Day Parade Grand Marshall

Posted at 1:22 PM, Aug 02, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-30 07:37:13-04

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — Terrence Crawford has won and defended multiple championships in the boxing world and has done so in three different weight classes. Now, organizers for Omaha's Labor Day Parade, Septemberfest, say the Omaha native will be the Grand Marshal of this year's parade on Monday, September 2.

“Terence Crawford is a true champion, who has never forgotten the community and the people of Omaha,” said Terry Moore, founder and President of Septemberfest, Inc., the non-profit that launched and has run Omaha’s annual Labor Day Parade since it started in 1977.

They say Crawford is an example of what hard work and labor can accomplish.

“As our parade grand marshal, we are recognizing Terence Crawford’s work ethic and his commitment to our community,” said Moore. “That fits with the purpose of the parade itself, saluting the contributions working families make every day to the quality of life we all enjoy in the Omaha area.”

The parade will begin at 10 a.m. on Monday, September 2 and starts at 16th and Cass Streets. It will end at 10th and Mike Fahey according to Septemberfest's website.