City of Toledo declares August 18 Erik Kynard Day

Erik Kynard Jr giving a speech during homecoming parade

The Toledo Public School District hosted a homecoming celebration for Olympic silver medalist Erik Kynard Jr. Hundreds of friends, family members and fans lined the streets near Rogers High School for a chance to see and even meet their hometown hero.

Rogers High School cheerleaders and athletes along with the JJ Express Drill and Drum Drop and many members of the Toledo community escorted the man of the hour through the neighborhood and into a packed RHS football stadium.

Kynard was honored by many members of the community but the best recognition came from the city of Toledo as the city declared August 18 to be known as Erik Kynard day.