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Taylor giving back

August 23, 2004

Albany--While Albany native Angelo Taylor gets set to defend his Olympic gold medal in the 400 meter hurdles this week in Athens, here in Albany his family will be ensuring his name lives on well after the Olympic champion steps off the track. 

At Tuesday's Albany City Commission meeting, member's of Taylor's family will take part in a ceremony to unveil this Olympic poster of Angelo. The ceremony will also introduce the Angelo Taylor, Jr. Foundation.

Taylor and his family created the foundation, to promote,"Running for Literacy", a non-profit program for below average students. Taylor's uncle, Berry Glenn the Third says the program is something Angelo is very proud of and is open to people of all ages.

"If you're going to be a champion or successful in anything in life literacy is one of the key elements, you have to understand what you're looking at. So, that's one of the goals is to reach everybody not just kids," Glenn said.

Angelo Taylor begins his quest to defend his Olympic gold in the 400 meter hurdles Monday afternoon at 12:30. 

For more information on the Run for Literacy program you can call G.H. Glenn at 883-1457.

Posted at 1:00am by kevin.mcdermond@walb.com

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