Chicago Tribune Sports Story About Daughters Reveals Boxing Past
On Wednesday, the Chicago Tribune ran a sports story centered around one of 14th district candidate Ted Gradel’s daughters who is competing for a boxing title at Notre Dame.
The story also included Gradel’s two oldest daughters followed in their father’s footsteps in more ways at Notre Dame than simply attending college in South Bend.
Gradel was a champion boxer.
I don’t remember reading that in his bio when he declared his candidacy 5 1/2 months ago.
One cannot help to think the timing of this story, within a week after the Lake County Republican Party’s executive committee endorsement of one of his primary rivals is purely coincidental.
The timing had nothing to do with politics. The boxing tournament is taking place, with last night being the quarterfinals where Gradel’s daughter is competing for a 3rd title.
Gradel did say he wanted to “kick tails in Congress”, one didn’t think “boxing ears” would be something he might have to do in Congress or on the campaign trail.
Nevertheless, the Tribune story is quite a read, given Gradel had the fight nickname “The Truth”, and his oldest daughter “Dr. Cool” and his middle daughter “Full Throttle”.
In all seriousness, the story shows Gradel in a much more important role in life — a Christian father inspiring his daughters to succeed, and encouraging their growth now they are young adults.
Like a verse in Psalm 128, Gradel lives the Word.
And his daughters followed in their father’s footsteps.
See Gradel’s own words, in the Facebook post.
Link to the Tribune article in the embedded post: