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Central State to induct five into Hall of Fame; 1968 Olympian Carlos to be keynote speaker

The Central State University Marauder Athletic Department has scheduled 1968 Olympic Bronze-medal winner and political activist John Carlos to be its keynote Hall of Fame Recognition Dinner speaker.

Carlos is a former track and field athlete and professional football player. He was the bronze-medal winner in the 200 meters at the 1968 Summer Olympics, and his Black Power salute on the podium with Tommie Smith caused much political controversy. John Carlos is the author, with sportswriter Dave Zirin, of The John Carlos Story: “The Sports Moment That Changed the World” published in 2011.

Five CSU Athletic Alumni will be inducted into the Hall of Fame at the dinner to be held at the Holiday Inn Dayton Fairborn I-675 Conference Center 2800 Presidential Drive next Friday, Oct. 5 beginning with a cocktail hour at 5:30 p.m. with the dinner scheduled for 6:45 p.m.

The five inductees are: Kelly Adams ‘04 – women’s basketball; Vince Buck – football; Robert Grayer ‘64 -men’s track & field; Clarence Lane ‘69 – men’s basketball; Jeffery Smith ‘84 – baseball.

Tickets for the dinner are $60 / $500 per table. Proceeds to benefit the Central State University Marauder Athletic

Department. For tickets or more information contact: skelley@centralstate.edu or 937–376-6289.

The Central State University Athletic Hall of Fame dinner honors and recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions to the university through their athletic participation.

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