Olympic Gold Medallist *World Record Holder Curtis Young, Honored for Black History Month

By Off the BASN Sports Wire
Updated: February 24, 2006



NEW YORK, NY—Olympic Gold Medallist and World Record Holder Kevin Young was recently honored at the Our Author’s Study Club, Carter G. Woodson Scholarship and Awards luncheon in Marina Del Rey, California. Ms. Sandra Evers-Manly, V.P. of Ethics and Diversity at the Northrop Grumman Corporation presented Mr. Young the African American Sports History Makers Award. Kevin was among five honorees which included Bill Wright, the 1959 U.S. Amateur Public Links Champion, UCLA’s women track and field coach-Jeanette Bolden, Stafon Johnson; Dorsey high school football all-American, and Los Angeles Sports Journalist icon, Brad Pye Jr. Kevin Young is also a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc., which celebrates it’s centennial this year in Washington D.C.

Kevin Young was also a special surprise guest at the Legends of the Past and Present Black History Month Fashion Show at the Neutrogena Corporation in Los Angeles.

Mr. Young kicked off Black History Month by participating in the Willie Davenport-Olympian Clinic in Union City, California. Kevin Young is the current world record holder in the 400-meter hurdles, a feat that earned him a gold medal for the U. S. in the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona, Spain. For more of Kevin’s stellar athletic record go to www.sporting-heroes.net.