Gabby Douglas kicks off scholarship program in Gary, Ind.
October 15, 2012 (GARY, Ind.) (WLS) -- Olympic Gold Medalist Gabby Douglas and her mother were in Gary, Ind. on Monday for a mother/daughter luncheon at the Barden Foundation.
The 16-year-old gymnast kicked off a scholarship program at the event on the Indiana University Northwest campus.
Douglas won gold twice- with the U.S. gymnastics team and again in the individual all-around women's artistic gymnastics. Douglas is the first African-American and woman of color to win the Olympic all-around event.
Her mother, Natalie Hawkins, is from Gary. She raised Douglas in Virginia Beach, Va.
Douglas, who started training regularly at 6, has been traveling the country inspiring girls.
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