Fundraiser held for Olympian to send family to London
POSTED: Monday, July 9, 2012 - 2:30pm
UPDATED: Monday, July 9, 2012 - 2:34pm
Oklahoma City, OK (KFOR-TV) — There's an old saying: "It takes a village to raise a child.' It's a saying that's never more true then when it comes to Olympic athletes, and never more true than for Olympian Coleman Scott.
"Coleman is, well, he's a good kid. I'm not saying that because he's my son in law. Coleman is a good kid. He's a good father, he's a good husband. We love him," says his father-in-law Greg Brooks.
Coleman's an OSU alum who will compete next month as a wrestler in the London Olympics. He'll try to go for the gold, and when he does, his family desperately wants to be there.
But like all sports, paying the fees to compete and get everyone there is expensive.
"We've got 40 family and friends that want to go to London, so we're raising money to get it done," says Brooks.
That's why on Friday night, Coleman Scott's friends and supporters turned out at Lumpy's Bar in OKC for one more fundraiser for his Olympic dreams. A silent auction, band performance, and raffle rounded out the event.
"Greg is Coleman's father in law, and I know he's supported him a lot over the years witht he training and i know it's been a huge burdon, so wer're glad to get to help," said Robert Jasper, who sang at the event.
Coleman Scott will wrestle his first match on August 11.