Hello Friends, Family & Coworkers,
I will be participating in the 2nd Annual Fight for Charity on April 28th - in support of Pan Am Place. I thought this was a pretty cool opportunity to raise money for a great cause as it focuses on at-risk youth (ages 18-29) who are or at risk of homelessness and offers a supportive environment, community and discipline.
So yes I have NEVER boxed before and I am not a big fan of getting any attention - so both these things are outside my comfort zone; but I'm stepping into this for great cause! The Pan Am has given us 12 weeks of training as part of this event - to ensure that you will be entertained - should you choose to join in the evening of fun!
Any donation amount is appreciated as it is an investment to give kids a better future, making them contributing members of society and our community stronger and healthier.
Thank you in advance for your support!!
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.
Thank you again for your support!