October 26, 2008

USMC Boxing at Sports Haven


USMC Boxing Team, from Camp Lejeune, N.C., will make Sports Haven its final stop on the 2008 Great Northeast Tour.

The action-packed Olympic-style amateur event will take place Tuesday, November 18, 7:30pm. It will feature local boxers from USA Boxing Connecticut, taking on the boxers of the USMC Boxing Team.

“This is our fifth consecutive year competing in Connecticut and we are always excited about coming here,” said Sid Meyerson, Marine Corp Community Services (MCCS) Director at Camp Lejeune. “This trip is ever more important to use since there is a huge Marine presence in New Haven, the home of the USMC Sixth Motor Transportation Division, who is playing a major role in the Middle East.”

The format of the event features Veterans Salutations and is expected to draw fans from across the state. Tickets are limited and will be available for sale at Sports Haven starting Thursday, October 23rd. General Admission tickets are $20, while reserved ringside are $35. All proceeds from the event will benefit Beat Street Community Center, Meriden, CT, and the MCCS. Attendees must be ages 18 and over.

The Marine Corps Base, Camp Lejeune, is one of the largest Marine Corps installations in the United States, and is the proud home of the All Marine Boxing Team. While this elite team spends some of their time training for the ring, they spend their lives training for global warfare on the field. Many of the team’s members have served tours of duty in Iraq as part of America’s Fight Against terrorism. The team is led by Coach Ron Smith, USAF Retired.

The Beat The Street Community Center, located in Meriden, CT, offers residents of Meriden and surrounding communities a variety of services including fitness training, boxing instructions, and life skills. Many of the Center’s programs are conducted by volunteers who work to empower residents and improve the community.

1 comment:

Jimmy said...

Shit..I missed that. Please se4nd me the updates on my bmail if you can. :-)

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