Gym owner helps teens with college dreams

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Tony Jones offers tutoring to help gifted athletes pass college entrance exams (KTRK)

What started as an offer to help high school athletes turned into so much more for one Missouri City man.

Tony Jones opened his gym to help train several groups of Fort Bend County high school athletes. That's when he realized that some of these gifted athletes might not be able to go to college because their SAT scores weren't good enough.

Jones said, "I decided I'll be the one who will do something. So, I started ACT/SAT prepping for the kids, and I do as much as I can."

"I couldn't afford the SATs, and he offered the teacher to help me," said student Brionna Pickens. "He paid for everything."

Pickens has since taken the test, and received a college acceptance letter.

Jones says he's quietly used extra funds from his gym to pay for teens who couldn't afford the tutoring and testing. He says he'll do whatever he can based on the funding he has.
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