The City of Omaha is planning a victory parade and celebration for Terence "Bud" Crawford on Saturday, August 12. The event will take place from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in Downtown Omaha concluding at the Gene Leahy Mall at the Riverfront.
Crawford, a North Omaha native, has proven himself as an unstoppable force in the boxing world and a dedicated community leader.
Last weekend, he emerged victorious as the first man to become undisputed in two weight divisions in the four belt era. At the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Crawford dropped Errol Spence three times before the contest was stopped in the ninth round.
"Let's celebrate Terence together for his outstanding achievements as a world champion and coach and mentor to the youth at B&B Sports Academy," said Mayor Jean Stothert. "
"His genuine interest in the young people of Omaha shows his real strength in preparing the next generations for success. The City is proud to create this event that honors him and that everyone can participate in."
The day will begin with a victory parade at 10 a.m. on Farnam Street from 19th & Farnam and ending at Gene Leahy Mall for a celebration.
Fans are encouraged to line the parade route to show their support for Team Crawford. The parade will conclude at Gene Leahy Mall with a celebration filled with entertainment and tributes to Crawford's remarkable journey.
The event will feature special guests, city officials, and community leaders who will come together to honor Crawford, his team, and the contributions he is making to youth in the community.
Park Omaha will provide free parking in three city garages, Park 1 at 15th & Douglas, Park 5 at 19th & Capitol and Park 8 at 12th and Capitol. All parking meters in downtown Omaha will be free on August 12 until 1:00 p.m. The public parking garage at 19th and Harney will also be free Saturday morning.