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January 28, 1989
Wright Fillmore, who founded the Sugar Ray Robinson Youth Foundation in Los Angeles, died last Friday. He was 90.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 10, 1987
Sports, cultural and crafts programs will be offered at Carr and Fitz intermediate schools in Santa Ana this fall by the Sugar Ray Robinson Youth Foundation. Under its juvenile delinquency prevention program, the foundation will begin its football and volleyball leagues at both schools. The semester will also include field trips, guest speakers and seasonal celebrations.
NEWS
May 2, 1993 | JAKE DOHERTY
The county Board of Supervisors has restored funding for the Sugar Ray Robinson Youth Foundation, which sponsors youth programs at 17 schools. For nearly 20 years the foundation had been funded by the California Youth Authority, but in 1991 funding responsibility was shifted to the county. A victim of the county's budget crunch, the foundation has had its annual funding slashed from $489,000 to $50,000 since 1991, according to Kathleen Brown, administrative director.
NEWS
June 20, 1985 | GEORGE STEIN, George Stein
How sweet it is! Miss Sugar Ray Teen for 1985-86 is Tamara Townsend. The 14-year-old Curtis Junior High student from Carson outpointed 14 other finalists from Southern California in the annual competition sponsored by the Sugar Ray Robinson Youth Foundation. Tamara, who wants to be an entertainer, does a soft-shoe dance routine as well as jazz and classical ballet. She was recently chosen for the chorus of a children's version of the Ethiopian famine relief benefit song "We Are the World."
SPORTS
December 3, 1995 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Fred McGriff returned to the Atlanta Braves on Saturday night, agreeing to a four-year contract worth about $20 million. Keeping McGriff with the Braves for their World Series title defense had been the No. 1 priority of General Manager John Schuerholz after center fielder Marquis Grissom re-signed with Atlanta last month. McGriff, who earned $4.25 million last season, filed for free agency in November after his five-year, $19-million contract expired.
SPORTS
June 25, 2002 | From Staff and Wire Reports
The wife of goaltender Dominik Hasek said Monday night that her husband is retiring, although Detroit Red Wing General Manager Ken Holland would not confirm it after meeting with him. Alena Hasek told television station WDIV that her husband was leaving the Red Wings to return to the Czech Republic, something Hasek would not confirm. Neither would Holland, although the Red Wings tentatively scheduled a news conference for this morning at Joe Louis Arena.
SPORTS
September 18, 1988 | Mike Downey
Florence Griffith Joyner, the body in Seoul, enters a room and experiences what Betty Grable or Marilyn Monroe or Farrah Fawcett experienced when they were America's pinup girls, glamour pusses, heartthrobs, whatever one labeled them, and found themselves unable to move a muscle without causing a disturbance.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 13, 1986 | KENNETH REICH, Times Staff Writer
About $1.35 million in grants from the 1984 Olympic surplus were approved Thursday by the Amateur Athletic Foundation for youth sports in Southern California. One, a $200,000 program, will create new or expanded soccer play opportunities for 5,700 youngsters in East and South-Central Los Angeles, Compton and nearby communities. Among 27 other grants approved were three to fund programs for disabled youths in Long Beach, Inglewood and South-Central Los Angeles.
SPORTS
July 30, 1988 | Earl Gustkey
Some interesting numbers came tumbling out of the Mike Tyson-Bill Cayton contract negotiations this week in New York. Some background: On the very night Tyson knocked out Michael Spinks in one round at Atlantic City last month, the champion had papers served on Cayton, his manager, at ringside. Tyson had said publicly that he was "through with Bill Cayton," and that "Bill Cayton is gone."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 20, 1989 | MICHAEL CONNELLY, Times Staff Writer
Boxer Sugar Ray Robinson once toured Europe with a group that included his manager, secretary, masseur, barber, two trainers, a voice teacher, drama coach, golf pro and a pink Cadillac. But that entourage was nothing compared to the throng that gathered in Los Angeles on Wednesday for the champion's last trip. More than 2,000 mourners--including Olympic gold medal winners, boxing champions, other notables in sports, entertainment and politics, and, simply fans--attended a memorial service and funeral for Robinson who died April 12 at age 67. West Angeles Church of God in Christ was filled and dozens of other mourners stood outside to hear the words spoken about the man considered by many to have been the greatest prizefighter ever.
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