Olympian Tony McQuay, Suncoast alum, getting key to Riviera Beach tonight

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This just in, from the city of Riviera Beach:

Riviera Beach Mayor Thomas Masters tonight will award a key to the city to a local Olympic Gold Medalist.

Olympian Tony McQuay, who helped his U.S. Team win gold in the 4 X 400 meter relay at the 2016 Rio Games, graduated from Suncoast Community High School in 2009.  He still holds records there in the 100, 200 and 400 meter track & field races. McQuay also played for the Suncoast Chargers football team and was recognized as the most outstanding wide receiver, most improved defensive back, and best all-around player.

“His parents, Tony and Lynda McQuay, were not the only Palm Beach County residents rooting for Tony during the Games,” Masters said. “We watched and cheered for him in Rio, and London, where he claimed his first medal.”

Tonight at 6:30 p.m, McQuay will receive another piece of gold — The key to the City of his alma mater.  The mayor is honoring him during the Soul Food and Music festival in the courtyard at City Hall.  “Its free for the whole family, with a live band, lots of food and fun,” he said.  The celebration starts at 6 p.m., at 600 W. Blue Heron Blvd.

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