Well what can I say I'm probably going to get a good ass whoopin, but I am excited to announce I will be participating in the 2nd Annual 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)
If you have ever met me, you know working with vulnerable youths is very near and dear my heart, and I am one of their biggest fans. I strongly believe in Pan Am Place as an organization that gives a hand up not a hand out, which is very important in helping these youths overcome challenges. These youths demonstrate resiliency and strength on a daily basis, their ability to smile through hard times is truly amazing. These youths are some of the most caring and inspiring individuals I have ever met who deserve to be given the opportunity to thrive in a supportive environment. So that being said I will gladly take the a few punches if it is going to help raise awareness and funds for these youths. I have a goal to raise 2000.00 dollars but would love to raise way more, and that is possible with your help! Please donate if you can, thank you in advance!