Men & Women of Distinction: Ray Rodgers
Amateur boxing's Ray Rodgers has a wit as sharp as any jab and his one-liners come at you in combinations. His disarming humor and no-nonsense approach have taken him from amateur boxer to coach to the top leadership posts in a sport to which he's dedicated more than seventy years of service. His skills as a "cutman" are legendary and he's worked the corners of some of professional boxing's greatest champions. His most enduring legacy however, is his tireless commitment to the countless young people he's mentored away from the streets and towards a better life through education.