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Improve lives and build community through boxing!
$1,730 raised
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Hi, I’m John Born,

The sport of boxing has always been a positive community-based support system for me. I first started boxing on the East Coast at Fredericton Boxing Club in Fredericton, New Brunswick and now I’m training out of the Eastside Boxing Club in Vancouver, BC. Boxing is there to teach you self-confidence, self-respect, and discipline. Add to this a supportive network of coaches and peers and you have a winning combination to succeed in life.

That’s why I’m participating in the Aprons for Gloves fund-raising event!

In order to qualify for a fight, I need to raise a minimum of $2000 by August 15, though my first goal is $500 by July 1, 2019. This non-profit fundraising event relies entirely on the support from friends, family, and anyone else generous enough to donate. All proceeds go to the boxing clubs at-risk women and youth programs. Thanks in advance.

- John 

John Born

Big thanks to my sponsor: The Tipper restaurant on Kingsway.

The heart of this campaign is raising funds for at-risk women and youth boxing programs. Please note that because of injury, funding short of 2,000 and other unforeseen circumstances, a boxing match may not occur on August 20th.  

Founded in 2012, Aprons for Gloves Boxing Association is a non-profit organization focused on providing community outreach through the sport of boxing. Based in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside, the organization was developed by a small group of professionals and entrepreneurs who seized an opportunity to re-establish a historic boxing program for at-risk women and youth. The program offers free mentorship and training to individuals who may otherwise not have the resources or support to participate in such activities. The sport of boxing teaches discipline, respect, hard work and self-control. Training results in positive self-esteem, good health and camaraderie for its practitioners.

Restaurant Rumble 2019

Every year bartenders, chefs, dishwaters, servers, baristas and all sorts of individuals from the Gastown community get together to train at the Eastside Boxing Club to fight in Restaurant Rumble.


In order to attend training, each fighter is required to raise $2000 for charity before they can compete at the Rumble.

Check out the promo video from 2014


This year, the event will be held Tuesday, August 20th at the Commodore Ballroom. If you make a contribution or Follow this campaign, you'll be first to hear when tickets go on sale. And you will have a chance to see your friend get beat up, live, in person.

Make it happen. Click  Contribute  now.


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