LOCATION: Marco Island JW Marriott Hotel, 400 S. Collier Blvd., Marco Island (Palms Ballroom)
TIME: Doors open 6 PM, first bout scheduled for 7 PM
TICKETS: $20, available at the door
NJ vs. Ireland
This year, there will be five bouts between NJ and Ireland competing for the Frank Gervin Memorial Belt. Frank Gervin was the founder and coach of the Clonoe Boxing Club, Ireland who was instrumental with all of our club exchanges for years. Frank spent most of his life dedicated to coaching the youth of Ireland. Coach Gervin passed away in 2015 after battling cancer. “I wanted to honor Frank Gervin at this year’s tournament and carry on his memory. The team winner championship belt which will be given to the winning team features a picture of Frank.”
In addition, for the very first time, local youth boxers ages 10-19 will compete on the show against other boxers from Florida. There are 11 bouts scheduled. Our local kids are the focal point this year. The kids have been training for months and have come a long way. It would be great for the community to come out and support these kids, and it’s always a great night of entertainment
Bagpipes will start the event and Mary Jo and Michael O’Regan will perform the anthems. We are also honoring our veterans during the show. Peter and Helen Donaghy of Carmen Construction (Formerly of O’Donoghue’s Restaurant) have graciously purchased tickets for a lot of the veterans who will be attending the event.
All tickets are priced at $20, and are general admission. All seats are close to the action. Tickets will be available at the door. Refreshments and snacks will be available for purchase.
Rich Stoltenborg is the founder and head coach of the Marco Island Boxing Club and this is the fourth live amateur boxing event on Marco Island. Rich has been trying to open a boxing club on Marco Island for several years and finally in May 2016 a space became available and the club is operational and has been a huge success.
The Marco Island Boxing Club is a non-profit organization dedicated to enhance the future of the youth of Marco Island, Florida and it’s surrounding community through the art of Olympic Style Boxing by providing the participants exercise, character development, self-discipline, self-confidence, structure, work ethic and friendships, and to achieve competitive excellence. To support amateur boxing, and promote and grow the sport of boxing in the U.S. by competing in local, state, regional, national and international competitions.
All proceeds from our supporters and sponsors go directly back into the program our coaches are 100% volunteer. The Marco Island Boxing Club does not charge kids membership fees and relies solely on sponsors and donations.
For more information about the club or how to support the club visit www.marcoislandboxingclub.com and like us on Facebook. Contact Richie at 201-694-2182 or firstname.lastname@example.org for tickets.