Parade to Honor Olympian Oshae Jones will be Aug. 21

Friday, August 06, 2021

Parade to Honor Olympian Oshae Jones will be Aug. 21

Toledo will celebrate Olympian Oshae Jones, a Toledo native and bronze medal winner in the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics, with a parade and event at Savage Park, 2:30 to 6:30 p.m., on Saturday, Aug. 21.

Ms. Jones defeated Maria Hernandez of the Dominican Republic to move on to the semi-final bout on Aug. 4. With that win, she clinched the bronze medal in the Women’s Welterweight Division, becoming the third American woman to medal in the sport of boxing. She is expected to return home to Toledo on Aug. 11.

The parade will begin at 2:30 p.m., and a celebratory event will follow in Savage Park and the surrounding area. The parade will begin on Dorr Street and Collingwood Boulevard, and move around the park, which has an open-air shelter in the event of rain. There will be speeches and a special presentation in the park beginning at 3:30 p.m.

“The entire City of Toledo is honored to celebrate Olympian Oshae Jones, a native of our community and bronze medal winner in Tokyo this summer,” Mayor Wade Kapszukiewicz said. “We could not be prouder of her, and we look forward to celebrating her accomplishment here in Toledo.”

“Boxing has taken Oshae’s ‘Black Girl Magic’ to the international stage for all to see and she made history,” said Toledo Councilmember Vanice S. Williams. “We are so excited to be able to celebrate her when she returns to her hometown of Toledo, Ohio.”

Demetria Blackshear, Ms. Jones’ mother, said: “Our entire family is beyond proud and excited. Oshae has pride in her hometown and we are so looking forward to everyone joining us to celebrate her.”

WHO: Olympian Oshae Jones
Parade and Celebration
2:30 to 6:30 p.m., Aug. 21.
Savage Park, 617 City Park Ave.