A Million Dollar Dream is Fulfilled

Every morning I wake up to NPR. One morning last week a Morning Edition story really caught my attention because it brought one of my own stories full circle.

Women’s boxing had made it into the 2012 Olympics and one of the women being interviewed happened to be the subject of a 2005 article I wrote for the Nashville Scene. The story, titled Million Dollar Dream, was about the newly opened Boxing Resource Center in Nashville, Tenn., and it’s owner Christy Halbert.

But the story was more than a profile about the new boxing gym. At its core was Halbert’s dream to see women’s boxing be accepted into the Olympics. Now, here in 2012 was an NPR story about that dream coming true. Too cool.

According to a Nashville City Paper story, Halbert spent years lobbying for the cause and her persistence paid off in 2009 when the International Olympic Committee voted to include women’s boxing in the 2012 Olympics.

Congrats to Christy!


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