George Foreman Named Keynote Speaker for Ronald McDonald Fundraiser

Former heavyweight boxing champ, George Foreman, has been named the featured speaker for the upcoming 2013 Casa de Amor gala fundraiser that will be held on Oct. 10 at the American Bank Center. The announcement was made Wednesday, Sept. 4, at a press conference held by the Ronald McDonald House of Corpus Christi.

Photo shows former heavyweight champion, George Foreman, Speaking about his life in an interview on the Graham Bensinger. Show.

Photo shows former heavyweight champion and successful entrepeneur, George Foreman, speaking about his life in an interview on the Graham Bensinger Show.

The Ronald McDonald House Charities is known for providing a home-like environment for families with critically ill or injured children who have to travel to fulfill their healthcare needs and Casa de Amor gala, which is the biggest annual fundraiser for the Ronald McDonald House Charities, hopes to raise $200,000 with the event this year.

“We are excited and encouraged of what Foreman will bring to the gala,” Dottie Adair, co-chair for the Casa de Amor gala said.

“This is such a fun gala because it’s a fundraiser that helps families and children that really need the houses help,” Adair said.

Watch George Foreman speaking to Graham Bensinger in ESPN interview

George Foreman is a former two-time World Heavyweight Champion, Olympic gold medalist, ordained Baptist minister, author and entrepreneur. He won the World Heavyweight title with a second round knockout of then-undefeated Joe Frazier in Kingston, Jamaica in 1973 and made two successful title defenses before losing to Muhammad Ali in “The Rumble in the Jungle” in 1974. As a successful entrepreneur, he is best known for the George Foreman Grill which has resulted in sales of over 100 million units since it was first launched.

When not promoting his products, George focuses on his ministry and charitable work, including most recently his “Knock-Out Pediatric Cancer” initiative.

In 1984, Foreman founded the George Foreman Youth and Community Center, a non-denominational place for kids who need direction as he once did.

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