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October 27, 1999



OCTOBER 26, 1999 - INGLEWOOD, CALIFORNIA - "Sugar" Shane Mosley, the former IBF Lightweight Champion and current Welterweight contender, will speak at the Harry A. Mier Center in Inglewood, California, on October 30, 1999 to help launch the intramural sports league which has been started by the Crippled Children's Society. Shane is also serving as the "honorary host" of this league, which was started to give physically challenged youth an opportunity to compete in swimming, basketball, and track and field.

Mosley, the unbeaten boxer considered by many to be the best, pound for pound, in the sport, has long been aware of the influence professional athletes have on the youth of this country. "I think it's important to give back to the community," said Mosley. "The Crippled Children's Society is doing great work with their kids, and I'm happy to help them launch this sports program. Sports played a big part in my development growing up, and I know that they will impact these kids in a positive way."

"Sugar" Shane's speech at the opening ceremonies of the 2nd Sports League swim competitions will begin at 11:00 am on October 30. The Harry A. Mier Center is located at 8090 Crenshaw Blvd in Inglewood. For more information, you can call the Center at 323-753-3101.

For the past twenty-four years, the Harry A. Mier Center has provided greatly needed rehabilitative, vocational, and therapeutic services, along with telecommunications outreach to children and adults with physical, mental, and developmental disabilities who reside in the underserved Inglewood, South Bay, South Central, and Los Angeles communities.

The purpose of this intramural sports league is to bring about social and recreational involvement among all social and ethnic cultures, while of course, achieving our goal of bringing a new element for interacting among the Crippled Children's Society youth.

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Norman Horton / Publicist - Shane Mosley

Celeste Palmer / Director, Harry A. Mier Center
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