LEFT: Here is the front cover from one of Bill Anheuser's auction catalogs. TOP RIGHT: Bill Young and his father Dick Young at Bill's retirement from the Ventura County Fire Dept. BOTTOM RIGHT: Longtime family friend Bill Anheuser and Bill Young stand together for a photo in St. Louis, MO.
The journey began when my dad, referee Dick Young was inducted into the World Boxing Hall of Fame. I enjoyed that celebration in a very special way. I saw the happiness, not only my dad felt, but all of the recipients and all the people in attendance were having a great time.
A few years later, my dad was honored at the Old Spaghetti Factory in Hollywood when he was presented with a beautiful plaque by the Golden State Boxers' Association. I was there and I really enjoyed seeing everybody again and meeting new people. Whenever Dad would attend a meeting, I would accompany him. We enjoyed ourselves, so it became a fairly regular thing we did together.
After Dad passed away I missed him dearly, and my wife Linda suggested we go to one of the luncheons. We did, and the moment I entered that building and saw all those friendly faces, I felt my dad's presence in my heart, and it felt warm. I was hooked. I became a regular member of Dad's and my boxing world. In time, I became President of the Golden State Boxers' Association. Now, I am enjoying those same warm feelings as President of the National Boxing Hall of Fame.
This journey has been incredible. Thanks to all of you! - Bill Dempsey Young
As of now, NBHOF has a personal FACEBOOK page shared by President & Vice President Bill & Linda Dempsey Young. Friend request them today!
Drewin Young is one of the son's of Bill and Linda. He helps run the media side of things including the NBHOF website. He is also a filmmaker and musician. You can visit his LIVE MUSIC & ENTERTAINMENT production website at www.YoungDproductions.com