Looking forward to competing in the 2nd Fight for charity event!
The 2018 event will be held at the RBC Convention Centre on the 28th of April and will feature:
- 10 novice boxing matches
- Casino gaming
- Silent auction
This year the Fight for charity is in support of Pan Am Place.
Pan Am Place offers a transitional housing program for at-risk youth aged 18-29 who are experiencing, or at-risk of, homelessness. The program offers a supportive environment where youth learn about responsibility, community and discipline. Residents have more in common than just a troubled past, they share a desire to make lasting, positive change in their lives, and Pan Am Place helps them do it.
Many people living on the streets of Winnipeg first experienced homelessness as young adults. Some of them were raised around family conflict, in a group home environment, or in the foster care system. Others have spent time in jail, have suffered debilitating injuries, or struggle with mental health issues, but they all come from an unstable environment, and often haven’t been taught the social skills required for independent living. By helping, supporting, and providing housing to young people that need direction and assistance, we can break the cycle of homelessness before it takes hold of their lives.
Residents typically come from:
- Aging out of Child Family Services
- Federal, provincial or youth jail
- Homeless shelters
- Living on the street
- Escaping an unhealthy home
- Looking to move to the city from the reserve (often due to unhealthy home life)
I have a target of $2,000 personally for the event, so please donate and help me achieve this target.
The charity Pan Am place hits near to me personally. I've spent close to three years working in the downtown core area while working at The Marlborough Hotel. I saw countless homeless young men, young men selling drugs or stolen goods. A lot of these people, this is all they know. I believe programs like what the Pan Am place is offering can really make a meaningful change in the lives of many young men and give our city a better group of young adults to come out as leaders and make meaningful positive change in their communities within our city.
Thanks in advance!