Olympic Gold medalist Henry Cejudo is scheduled to be at the Hialeah, Fla., Bucky Dent Gymnasium on June 21.
Cejudo, who serves as one of Coca-Cola's 8-pack athletes, representing Coca-Cola's "Ambassadors of Active Living," is the youngest American gold medalist in the history of U.S. wrestling.
The athlete is the youngest of six children and was born in South Central Los Angeles to undocumented Mexican immigrants.
In 1991, Cejuda's mother made the decision to move to Las Cruces, New Mexico, to raise her six young children on her own. She frequently had to work multiple jobs to make ends meet. As a result, Cejuda's early childhood was spent moving from state to state, until his family finally settled in Phoenix, Ariz.
At age 22, he published his first book, "American Victory," which serves as an inspiration to the Hispanic community. Cejuda wants to inspire people to lead healthy, balanced lives. He also is one of the faces of the "Luchandos Juntos/Fighting the Good Fight" program, which is meant to capture the spirit of the 2012 Games.
On Thursday, June 21, the City of Hialeah, in Partnership with The Coca-Cola Company, will host a wrestling clinic with Cejudo at Bucky Dent Gymnasium. Hialeah Mayor Carlos Hernandez and Cejudo will open the event, which will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Approximately 75 children ages 13 to 16 from various local high schools will be participating in the wrestling clinic.
Lunch will be provided for all children, compliments of Coca-Cola.
The City of Hialeah Bucky Dent Gymnasium is located at 2250 W. 60 Street.
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