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Putting My Face On The Line For Boxing For All!
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Hey Friends!

 

I've made it through the tryouts to train and hopefully fight in Aprons for Gloves Restaurant Rumble 2019!! I need you help to meet my fundraising goals to get me into the ring. Anything you can give will be rewarded with endless gratitude and as many hugs or fist bumps (because it seems that that's what boxers do) as your heart desires. ...Could probably also hook you up with some tasty as sourdough bread products. 

 

The Juice Truck has so graciously agreed to sponsor me - so get excited for some fun parties in a juicy space. I would also love it if any extra cash you have laying around could be redirected to AFG through this page. 

 

For any of you that have been near me when someone brings up fighting I'm sure you've heard me wax poetic about how much I valued the opportunity to train in martial arts (aka karate) through the majority of my childhood and teenage years and into adulthood. It acted as a great physical outlet/stress relief but it also taught me so much about discipline, hard work and channeling my  (as certain friends have so eloquently put it) rather aggressive tendencies. It's very cool to me that Eastside is making this experience so accessible to all. 

 

It's been years (many many years) since I trained towards something with the intensity that AFG requires. It's exciting. Its also exciting to learn how to properly defend my face. I'm not sure if you've heard, but I finished the last karate competition I ever participated in with a broken nose. It's time for a come back and your support would mean a lot. If you know of anyone who would be interested in donating I'd really appreciate it if you could forward this to them as well. 

 

I'll post any updates on here. And on facebook (which I reactivated for this - I mean business!). Also on instagram. And maybe I'll text you. Basically I'll be pretty annoying and you'll be in the know.

 

ALSO. If you have not heard of Aprons for Gloves - it's your lucky day because I'm going to give you the cliff notes version and then you can head over to Eastside Boxing's website and read all about it in detail. Or if you want more information - just ask and I can send you more specifics on their programs. Eastside is a community boxing gym that provides free programming for all different sorts of community members in Vancouver (and more specifically the downtown east side). Their current programs include 1) ESB after-school boxing program for at-risk youth; 2) young adults class for youth working to improve their mental health; 3) free self-defense series for female-identified, and all members of LGBTTQQ2S, and 4) our Moms and Tots Boxing Program. Essentially they're breaking down the barriers that lots of people experience in accessing physical fitness and (in my humble opinion) even more excitingly self defense/boxing training while also providing resources that can be hard to obtain. (Read more here http://eastsideboxingclub.com/the-cause/) So COOL. 

 

Thanks for reading this. And thanks in advance for your coins! 

** Disclaimer - Tax receipts can only be issued for donations of $500 and greater. If you would like to donate this much .... 1. I love you - you're actually my new best friend! and 2. Let me know so I can get you the tax receipt form. 

** Disclaimer 2 - not everyone gets a fight due to the fantastic response to the program. I promise I'll train my butt off so that I can hopefully get into the ring but there are no donation refunds issued if I don't. REMEMBER - IT'S FOR THE KIDS.  

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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