TALLADEGA -- Talladega College will play host to a special “Community Town Hall Meeting” featuring 2016 Olympic gold medalist David Verburg on Wednesday, Sept. 14. The event will begin at 10 a.m. inside DeForest Chapel.
Verburg plans to share the story about his journey to becoming an Olympic medalist. Verburg competed and won gold in the men’s 4x400-meter relay this year in Rio de Janeiro.
Fox 6 sports anchor Jeh Jeh Pruitt will serve as the forum’s moderator.
Before winning the gold in Rio, Verburg was already an accomplished athlete.
Last year, he was named the world relay outdoor champion, and in 2014, he was the indoor relay runner-up. He has been named the Colonial Athletic Association Athlete of the Year on two occasions and is also an 11-time NCAA Division 1 All-American.
Verburg attended George Mason University in Virginia, where the track and field program has recognized him as one of the most decorated athletes in the institution's history. While attending, Verburg set five records in track and field.
Talladega College encourages the community to attend the event and to “hear a love story of how Talladega College professor Dr. Anthony Verburg looked past race and the status quo and adopted a son who is now one of America’s Olympic gold medalists.”