Then the little boy did speak. And he said, "I love boxing."
Then the little girl spoke and said she loved boxing too. I had the three of them sit in front row, where the Mayor and Councillors could see them. I took the red boxing gloves from the kid's hands and hung them around my neck. I would stand at the side of the podium, comforting the nervous speakers, while being in my boxing outfit and having gloves hang from my neck. It made a statement.
Updated on 8/11/2013:
This is the blog post that started off the viral journey. Since then, the Director has done nothing for our program. The Mayor lied and didn't meet with me The boxers went back to City Hall. Read about it here. The Boxing Rematch Against the City