For Kendrick Farris, competing in the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janiero is more than just representing his country; he's representing his community.
"I'm from Stony Hill," Farris told KTBS-TV in Shreveport, Louisiana. "I try to make sure I represent where I'm from, be a good example to the people that may look up me and people that I may just happen to meet along the way and just get to let them know man I'm from here, so I know exactly what you're going through or know what you may be going through at the moment."
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