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Chattanooga News Chronicle - September 18, 2015 By K. Dawn Rutledge

When people use the phrase, living legend, it is a perfect fit for describ- ing legendary Olympic track and field coach Ed Temple. Temple was honored with a befitting tribute among family, friends and an entire community Aug. 27 chronicling his outstanding 40-plus-year career on-and-offthe track when a 9-foot bronze statue was unveiled in his likeness at First Tennessee Park in Nashville, Tennes- see. During the ceremony, Temple shared some of his fondest memories as TSUs head track coach, as well as his experiences with the Olympic team. He also acknowledged and thanked his family, the community, former stu- dent-athletes and adminis- trators for their support. Im just glad to be on top of the ground, said Temple to a crowd of near- ly200, of his ability to see the statue in his honor. Temple, 87, served as Tennessee State Universi- tys womens track coach from 1953 to 1994. He led 40 athletes to the Olym- pics; snagging a total of 23 medals, 13 of which were fold. His athletes also ac- cumulated more than 30 national titles. Temples accomplishments are even more impressive com- ing in the midst of severe racism and discrimination that permeated the United States during the 1950s and 1960s. The idea to erect the statue was the vision of Nashville businessman Bo Roberts. Roberts said the project had been in the works for well over a de- cade, and he was glad the

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l-r, Mr. Brian Hanlon, sculptor resident, President Glenda Glover, TSU, Coach Ed Temple, Mr. Bo Roberts, program MC and chair of Ed Temple Statue Committee and Edwina Temple (daughter).

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Bronze Statue Dedicated In Honor of TSU Legendary Coach Ed Temple

September 15, 2015 (Chattanooga, TN): On Saturday, September 12, Thirteen Avondale Residents became the founding members of the Avondale Block Leaders, a group of residents who volunteered to keep their neighbors informed and involved in neighborhood and city-wide activities. These individuals will also serve as the liaison between the residents and the Avondale Neighborhood Association. Avondale lies in the heart of 37406 zip code and is one of the oldest neighborhoods in the City of Chattanooga. Blight, along with high crime rates, in recent years has created an en- vironment where many residents do not feel safe but still have a strong love for their community. These residents are taking a stand block-by-block to take back their streets and improve their neighborhood. Dr. Everlena Holmes, a resident of Glenwood, formed a similar group in Glenwood in 2008. She recently received a $2500 Causeway grant to design a model to build neighborhood capacity, in order, to better con- nect neighborhoods to the City of Chattanooga and successfully ful- fill their mission. This template, hopefully, can be used by other

Avondale Residents and founding members of the Avondale Block Leaders (Photo:Dawn Hjelseth)

Residents Step Up to Support Community as Founding Members of the Avondale Block Leaders




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