Battle on the Beach 2017 Fundraiser Event
Saturday, July 29, 2017
- 10:00 PM
On July 29, 2017 New Jersey Give a Kid a Dream will host the Inaugural Battle on the Beach Fundraiser in Long Branch on the Great Lawn located on Ocean Avenue between Ocean Place Hotel & Rooney's. Whether you're a boxing advocate or just want a fun evening out with the family please join us at this important community event. Support your local New Jersey Olympic amateur boxers as they compete in over 10 existing championship bouts. Along with your Long Branch town officials and local press you will have the opportunity to hear from and meet boxing professionals that support this terrific cause. Attendance for standing room viewing is free! Bring lawn chairs if you prefer to sit and please note in the event of inclement weather, bouts will take place at the Bucky James Recreation Center located at 231 Wilbur Ray Avenue, Long Branch.
INAUGURAL BATTLE ON THE BEACH 2017
JULY 29, 2017 BOXING STARTS AT 6 PM
THE GREAT LAWN LOCATED ON OCEAN AVE BETWEEN OCEAN PLACE HOTEL & ROONEY'S
RAIN VENUE: BUCKY JAMES REC CENTER
231 WILBUR RAY AVENUE IN LONG BRANCH
New Jersey Give A Kid A Dream (NJGAKAD) marries the benefits of boxing with a curriculum that includes positive life skills and social services to encourage and empower children to achieve their goals, regardless of adversity. The program was originally established in 1991 at one of boxing's most renown focal points, Gleason's Gym in Brooklyn, to provide boxing instruction to at-risk children. As a next phase, Coach Jacklyn Atkins expanded the concept into Long Branch, New Jersey creating NJGAKAD, allowing her to adopt a broader strategy and expand upon the concept. Atkins developed the "Champions of Life" approach to provide discipline, drive and vision with the make-or-break life skills often overlooked in social programs. Toward that end, "Champions of Life" integrates the discipline of amateur Olympic style boxing – a sport known to be as mentally demanding as it is physical – with fitness, life skills, counselling, mentoring and academic advancement under one directive.
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Last Updated: 07/20/17