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Hulk Hogan And Others To Be Inducted Into Boys & Girls Club Alumni Hall of Fame

April 27, 2018 | Posted by Joseph Lee
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PWInsider reports that the Boys & Girls Clubs of America will induct Hulk Hogan and eight others into the Alumni Hall of Fame next Wednesday in San Diego, California. All nine are alumni of the club and went on to success at “the top of their respective fields.” The ceremony will be hosted by Courtney B. Vance. In addition to Hogan, the Class of 2018 includes Emmy-award winning journalist, Ed Arnold; Department of Defense, Senior Program Analyst for Community and Family Policy, Candace Bird, Ph. D; Orlando Magic Executive, Becky Bonner; two time NBA Champion, Matt Bonner; NFL Hall of Famer, Terrell Davis; global multi-platinum recording artist, Jason Derulo; U.S. Army Lieutenant General Leslie C. Smith; and Olympic gold medalist snowboarder, Shaun White. There are believed to be nearly 16 million alumni today.

Boys & Girls Clubs of America president and CEO Jim Clark said: “It is an incredible honor to recognize Boys & Girls Club alumni who are leaders in their industries and have made a difference in the lives of so many. This new class will serve as impressive role models for the next generation of Club kids and teens, inspiring the nearly 4 million youth in our Clubs that they can dream big and achieve their goals.

The press release had the following to say about Hogan: “Terry Bollea would ride his bike five miles every day to attend the Interbay Club of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Tampa Bay, where he loved to play baseball. He remembers touring the Club with his mom and dad, and being immediately impressed by its library and swimming pool. When he learned to swim and dive from the Club’s 10-foot diving board, Terry knew he could achieve anything in life. Terry, of course, became Hulk Hogan, a 12-time World Champion and key figure in WWE’s rise from regional attraction to worldwide entertainment powerhouse. The Hulkster’s undeniable charisma set the standard for future WWE Superstars. The larger-than-life icon went on to star in movies, television shows and his own animated series, and he became an idol to a vast legion of fans known as ‘Hulkamaniacs.’

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