Summarized by Janus Wilkinson
LDS Boxing Hall-of-Famer Honored with Rec Center
SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH -- Gene Fullmer, a member of the Church of Jesus Christ
of Latter Day Saints, and a Boxing hall of Fame inductee, was honored
recently in Salt Lake County. The county will open the Gene Fullmer Fitness
and Recreation Center on Friday. Fullmer, who boxed in the 1950s and 1960s,
will be at the grand opening with his family.
The recreation center is near the West Jordan Park where the teen-age
Fullmer participated in numerous boxing exhibitions. Instead of taking the
money earned home, Fullmer gave it to the city for building park facilities.
Now, Fullmer and brothers run a youth boxing club in Riverton. "It's
free, no charge," Fullmer said. "Kids can come and go as they please."
Rec Center Honors a Favorite Son
Salt Lake Tribune 10Aug00 S2
By John Keahey: Salt Lake Tribune