Terence Crawford named Grand Marshal for Omaha Labor Day Parade
One of Omaha’s most noted sports icons will be out of the ring and on the streets this Labor Day as grand marshal of the annual parade for Septemberfest, a Salute to Labor.
Omaha native Terence Crawford has held multiple world boxing championships in three weight classes, including the WBO welterweight title since 2018.
“Terence Crawford is a true champion, who has never forgotten the community and the people of Omaha,” said Terry Moore, founder and President of Septemberfest, Inc., the non-profit that launched and has run Omaha’s annual Labor Day Parade since it started in 1977.
Previous to his current WBO title, Crawford held the WBO, Ring Magazine and lineal lightweight titles from 2014 to 2015; and the unified WBA, WBC, IBF, WBO, Ring and lineal light welterweight titles between 2015 and 2017.
“As our parade grand marshal, we are recognizing Terence Crawford’s work ethic and his commitment to our community,” said Moore. “That fits with the purpose of the parade itself, saluting the contributions working families make every day to the quality of life we all enjoy in the Omaha area.”
The Labor Day parade occurs on the final day of the four-day Septemberfest Celebration adjacent to the CHI Health Center Omaha, the city’s arena and convention center.