At the beginning, my objective for boxing was to get in shape and learn the complex skills of a sport that I’ve always admired. I later discovered an exciting opportunity to challenge myself in an amateur boxing event hosted by The Corner Boxing Club. This chance puts me at the edge of my comfort zone as I would consider myself punch-adverse. To my surprise, the challenge of pushing personal boundaries has me wondering what I could do inside the ring, and I couldn’t be more excited to share this event with you.
More importantly, a great characteristic of this amateur boxing event is the accountability to train while fundraising for an outstanding cause.
For the Right Reason
Non-for-profit volunteering, raising awareness, and fundraising are important activities that I learned from college and the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Colorado (BBBSC) has been a large part of my life for 8 years. The importance of having strong mentorship for a growing person is a fundamental necessity. Many of us are fortunate to have had strong role models in our lives and can relate to the positive impacts they have on us.
As a “Big”, I’ve been blessed to have a spectacular match where I’m able to provide experiences, guidance, friendship, and support. Experiencing the effect such a program can provide, I choose to fight for BBBSC’s mission.
- 91% of graduating students continuing their education
- 95% of youth rated their relationship as strong or very strong
- 95% of youth feel accepted by their peers
- 91% of youth maintained or improved their grades
So When Does Young Get Punched?
The extensive training program begins March 2020 and leads up to the 5th annual Founder Fights event on May 15, 2020.
What: Founder Fights
When: May 15, 2020, First Bell 7pm
Where: Boulder Theater, 2032 14th St., Boulder, CO
Why: Raising awareness and fundraising for nonprofits
Who: 30+ athletes and counting!
How: 3x 1-minute rounds, matches determined by weight, age, and skill
How Can I Participate?
If you support children mentorship or just want to make sure I’m on track to get punched a few times, please click the Donate button and contribute to a worthy cause. For those who wish to attend the Founder Fights event, more information will follow.
"Everybody has a plan until they get punched in the mouth" -Mike Tyson