Hey, My name is Devin Penner.
A little bit about myself. I co-own Red River Siding & Eavestroughs Ltd in Winnipeg. I am married and have two daughters aged 8 and 6.
I have been a fan of boxing since a young age but didn't have the opportunity to train since i lived outside of the city. I got into weight lifting and pursued competing in strongman instead since there was a local gym i could attend. That has paved the way to where i am today. After several injuries and needing a break i contacted Pan Am Boxing a little over a year ago.
I heard about the Fight for Charity 2 years ago and have attended as a spectator both years as i had friends competing. I approached them and asked if i could get into this years and lucky for me they agreed. I have a passion for helping people and this event is perfect. Helping raise money for a worthy cause, is something i can get punched in the face over.
I currently own a small gym in St. Malo and do a lot of my training late evenings or early mornings. I look forward to having a chance to showcase my hard work along side of everyone else.
The 2019 Fight for Charity will be held at the RBC Convention Centre on the 27th of April and will feature:
- 12 novice boxing matches
- Casino gaming
- Silent auction
We are proud to announce that the 2019 Fight for Charity event is in support of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Winnipeg.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Winnipeg believe in the value and values of mentoring. For 50 years they have made a difference in the lives of young people. Bringing together children and youth with community volunteers, they believe every child who wants a mentor should receive one.
Children and youth facing adversity benefit from being introduced to a volunteer mentor to spend quality time with, talk about issues, and have fun. They rely on the support of the community to help over 650 young people every year who are struggling in life and need a healthy relationship; a positive influence.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Winnipeg ensures strong matches are formed and supported to help children and youth become more confident, live healthy lifestyles, avoid bad life decisions, do better in school and get along better with family and friends.
Witnessing the transformation of a child into a confident, engaged and motivated young person is a remarkable thing. Ushering them into adulthood, seeing them grow into successful, responsible members of the community can be even more satisfying. For both the Big and Little, the experience often becomes a life changing relationship built on friendship, trust and empowerment.
Our fundraising goal for the 2019 event is $50,000. Please help us get there by donating anything you can to this worthy cause and sharing this page. Every dollar counts!!
I want to Thank you all for your donations and look forward to seeing you on April 27th!