2013 Gleason's Masters Boxing National Championship
Event Dates: June 6th-8th
It's that time of year, time to crown a Master's Division National Champion.
For the 3rd year straight the bouts and the belt will be awarded at the venerable and world famous Gleason's Boxing Gym in Brooklyn, New York.
What's new this year is that Gleason's has teamed up with Fighters For Life to raise funds for three wonderful charities by letting friends, family and boxing aficionados alike sponsor the fighters.
Before going on though, let it be known that the sheer courage and fortitude, both mental and physical, it takes to get into the ring is to be applauded. Celebrated in fact.
It's an accomplishment and journey unto itself that few others would ever dream of embarking on.
So kudos to you, valiant practitioners of the sweet science.
But what if that great achievement, going toe to toe with a well matched foe, could be made greater somehow? Highlighted in some way?
Well that's where Fighters For Life comes in. That's what we're all about in fact.
About Fighters For Life
We're here to highlight, encourage and applaud the efforts of these Master's pugilists by creating an opportunity for them to put their dukes up for the three exceptional charities we represent.
Give A Kid A Dream, run by Perry D'Alessio out of Gleason's Gym in Brooklyn, is a group that strives to save inner city youth from the streets. Looking to mentor them as well as get them in the boxing ring in their formative years to instill the confidence and discipline to set them on a good path in the life.
Feathers From Devon, an organization started by Angela Lam, seeks to put a smile on a sick child's face and be there for the families of those children with serious illness. Angela can surely empathize as this comes right from her heart. Devon, her daughter and the namesake of the charity, passed away from brain cancer at a young age.
Occupy Cancer, started by Jen Nash-Kasuga, is a lifeline for those living with any type of cancer to reach out to. Be it for a chat, a story, promoting a fundraiser or just general encouragement, Jen is personally there. As a decade long survivor of brain cancer herself, there's no one better to inspire those who are working towards their own cancer free future.
When you're fighting for life, no one loses.
Join the fight. Fight for life.
“No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another.”
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