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Help Brett get punched in the face for the DTES
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Hey All!

As many of you know, I've decided to put my gorgeous looks on the line and compete for a chance to fight at Restaurant Rumble, which is put on by Aprons for Gloves and Eastside Boxing. The event raises money to support a number of programs run by Eastside Boxing that support children in the Downtown East Side, including an after school program for at-risk youth that provides them with food, clothing, fitness, community support programs, healthcare, tutoring, and a peer-leadership program. They also provide a Mom and Tots boxing program, and free self-defence classes for female-identified people and all members of the LGBTTQQ2S community. The programs do a lot of real good in the community, and help out a ton of people. I've seen the after school programs they run, and they're excellent. It's pretty inspiring to watch the coaches empower the kids that come through the door.

I'm hoping you can help me with 2 things: 1) Raising money to support the community programs described above and 2) Getting a chance to get completely battered about the head and torso at the Commodore Ballroom on August 20 as part of Restaurant Rumble!!

In order to have a chance at fighting at Restaurant Rumble, all Contenders have to raise a minimum of $2,000. The more money I raise, the better chance I have of having a fight. So not only will your donation go towards helping a really worthy cause, you'll also be supporting the chance to see yours truly likely get his ass whooped, which I'm sure many of you would thoroughly enjoy. So please donate and spread the word! Tell your friends, family coworkers, whoever! Any amount you can spare is seriously appreciated. Also, for all you ballers out there, if you donate over $500 dollars I can give you a tax receipt that'll help when the tax man starts snooping around next spring. 

I'll be posting updates over the coming weeks to keep you all in the loop on my progress. Thank you very much!

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.

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