Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings Street
Restaurant Rumble 2015
Support a contender!
For the fourth year, SFU Woodward's Cultural Programs is pleased to support Aprons for Gloves unique fundraising initiative The Restaurant Rumble.
Established in 2012 to support the development of a new boxing ring and community centre for East Vancouver youth, this wildly popular event sees local service people, including your local barbers, restaurant owners, bartenders, servers and baristas, swaping their aprons for boxing gloves to support their community.
Participants undergo intense physical training and learn the professional rules of boxing, but that's not enough to compete - they also need to meet fundraising goals in order to participate. All proceeds will directly help the construction of the new gym.
The press conference and weigh-in announcing the final fighters will occur on July 28th from 6:00 – 8:00 pm.
About Aprons for Gloves: Founded in 2012, Aprons for Gloves Boxing Association is a non-profit organization focused on providing community outreach through the sport of boxing.
Based in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside, the organization was developed by a small group of professionals and entrepreneurs who seized an opportunity to re-establish a historic boxing program for at-risk women and youth.
The program offers free mentorship and training to individuals who may otherwise not have the resources or support to participate in such activities. The sport of boxing teaches discipline, respect, hard work and self-control. Training results in positive self-esteem, good health and camaraderie for its practitioners.