Boxing trainer up for national service award

Photo Credit: Energizer
Photo Credit: Energizer

By Ian Silver  bio | email | Twitter

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - For the past 27 years Al "Hollywood" Meggett has helped hundreds of Lowcountry youth find success, discipline and a competitive spirit through boxing. Now, Energizer wants to reward him for years of service to the community.

Hollywood is one of 10 finalists for the Energizer Keep Going Hall of Fame award, after roughly 1,200 nominees from across the country were eliminated from the running. If Hollywood wins, he will receive a cash prize of $10,000, plus a $5,000 donation to his boxing program. Energizer gives the award every year to community leaders who have the energy and perseverance of the Energizer Bunny.

Hollywood has been a trainer at the Charleston Police Boxing Club on King Street since 1983. The 79-year-old grew up in Harlem in New York, and began his boxing and training career in 1955.

To win, Hollywood must receive the most votes of the ten finalists. Friday is the last day to vote, so click here to vote for Charleston's own Hollywood Meggett.

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