One of the icons in the sports world will speak at the Dayton Community Center Tuesday. George Foreman, twice heavyweight boxing champion of the world and a resident of the nearby Huffman community will speak at the Dayton Community Center. The occasion is the Dayton Chamber’s March luncheon this time to honor the men and women who protect and serve the Dayton community as first responders. This includes police officers, sheriff’s deputies, constables, deputy constables, Texas Rangers, firefighters, Hazmat personnel and medics. George Foreman is known for a lot of things but his two heavyweight boxing championships and Gold Medal in the Olympics plus his work as a humanitarian are probably his best known labels.
Tickets for Tuesday's luncheon are higher than normal at $40 per person, but Dayton Chamber Director Paula Moorhaj says the increase is to offset the lunches that will be provided at no charge to the Dayton area first responders who are attending at no charge. Moorhaj said the luncheon Tuesday is from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and tickets are sold on a first-come, first-served basis. To get tickets in advance call the Dayton Chamber at 936-257-2393. The $40 meal is brisket and pulled pork sandwiches and trimmings because all Dayton area first responders are attending free.