I've been asked to participate in the 2nd annual Fight for Charity Event with just 20 days notice of training!! I was reluctant to do it at first but the cause is great and is close to me as it supports Pan Am Place, which is an affiliate of Pan Am Boxing! Those of you who know me know that Pan Am Boxing is close to my heart as it's certainly helped me overcome many struggles over the years and now they are continuing to help the young men at Pan Am Place. I've personally seen the results of many successful stories that have come out of Pan Am Place and hope to see many more...
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)
Anything you can donate to help raise money for a great cause will be appreciated!
Nadine aka the Polish Predator