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Amatuer Boxing Fundraiser Helps Knock Out the Effects of Poverty


Chicago Amateur boxers and martial arts experts will duke it out in the ring on Friday, May 12 for the “Friday Night Fights.” The event will be at the Park West, 322 W. Armitage in Chicago at 6:30 p.m. All proceeds benefit the Better Boys Foundation to help knock out the effects of poverty and illiteracy on inner-city children of Chicago.

Chicago, IL, April 30, 2006 --(PR.com)-- Chicago Amateur boxers and martial arts experts will duke it out in the ring on Friday, May 12 for the “Friday Night Fights.” Legendary Chicago Bears Running Back Gale Sayers emcees this hard hitting charity event at the Park West, 322 W. Armitage in Chicago at 6:30 p.m. All proceeds benefit the Better Boys Foundation to help knock out the effects of poverty and illiteracy on inner-city children of Chicago. 

“The Friday Night Fights is our signature annual benefit which funds key programs like after school homework assistance, and college tuition grants,” comments Leon Walker President of the Better Boys Foundation. 

The high energy “Friday Night Fights” amatuer contest will feature six boxing bouts in association with JABB Boxing Gym, and a unique martial arts demonstration and weapons display from Tsai's Kung Fu International. Join the fights and help a child between bouts while bidding on live and silent auction items, including your chance to spend a day with former Heavy Weight Champion of the World, Mohammed Ali, or be the highest bidder to take a swing with the Cubbies in the Wrigley Field Batting Cages and Shag Fly Balls with the Chicago Cubs Baseball team before a game for four. 

For more information on the Friday Night Fights, Benefiting the Better Boys Foundation, tickets or for sponsorship opportunities please call the Better Boys Foundation at 773.277.9582. Tickets are on sale now through www.Ticketmaster.com or at the Park West box office.

The Better Boys Foundation (BBF) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization serving Chicago’s west side community of North Lawndale. Founded in 1961 by Joseph Kellman, former Chairman and CEO of Globe Glass and Mirror, BBF has provided over 45 years of service to North Lawndale. Better Boys Foundation programs help North Lawndale youth break the cycle of poverty through activities that foster academic achievement including tutoring, mentoring, and scholarships.

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(773) 677.0783
Troy Ratliff
(312) 640.9359

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