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Olympic Medal Winner Comes Home

8/18/2016
Contact: Communications |

City of Wichita officials are hosting a welcome home event and a parade in honor of Wichitan Nico Hernandez, a boxer and bronze medal winner at the Rio Olympic Games.

Hernandez is scheduled to return home 10:35 a.m. on Tuesday at Eisenhower National Airport. The public and media are invited to attend the welcome home event. The parade is scheduled for 10 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 27, starting at 21st and Broadway (Nomar International Market) and ending at 13th and Waco near North High School, where Hernandez is a 2014 graduate. A community celebration will be held in the high school gymnasium.

“We are excited about Nico’s success at the Olympics and his future,” said Council Member Janet Miller, who represents District VI, which includes the parade route. “We want to give the community an opportunity to come together to celebrate Nico and thank him for representing the United States and Wichita at the Rio Olympics.”

Following is a schedule of the events:

  • Aug. 23, 10:35 a.m. - Welcome Home event at Eisenhower National Airport;
  • Aug. 27, 10 a.m. - Celebratory Parade, from 21st and Broadway to 13th and Waco (the parade route will start at Nomar Square, head west to Waco, turn south to end at 13th street).
  • Aug. 27, 11 a.m. – Community Celebration at North High School.
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