It’s that time of year again. The Restaurant Rumble 2018 is about to begin! Get involved in Vancouver’s Annual Boxing Fundraiser and help raise money for the Aprons for Gloves Boxing Association and the Eastside Boxing Club After School Boxing Program. Tryouts are April 14/15. Sign up here now. Full release below:
Vancouver’s service industry professionals called on to enter the boxing ring for the July 26th Aprons For Gloves Restaurant Rumble
Vancouver, BC | On April 14 and 15 Aprons for Gloves Boxing Association will host tryouts for the 2018 Restaurant Rumble at Eastside Boxing Club (238 Keefer St.). In its seventh year, Vancouver’s annual boxing fundraiser compels local bartenders, baristas, barbers and butchers to trade in their aprons for a pair of boxing gloves and face off to raise funds for Eastside Boxing Club’s at-risk youth programs. The main fight night event will return to the Commodore Ballroom on Thursday, July 26th.
No previous boxing training is required to become an Aprons For Gloves contender, only a commitment to raise the required funds for the youth programs and complete the intensive training regiment. Eligibility is open to all service sector employees or anyone sponsored by a Metro Vancouver employer within the industry.
Tickets for Restaurant Rumble will be available via Ticketmaster in July at varied prices, including private box seats with table service. Locals working in the service sector who are interested in trying out for the 2018 Restaurant Rumble can sign up at apronsforgloves.com.
Since reopening their doors in September 2015, Eastside Boxing Club has partnered with several different community organizations and introduced over 100 at-risk youth to boxing. The partnerships Eastside Boxing Club has established have helped at-risk youth and children gain access to nutritious food, medical assessments, and one-on-one support from youth workers at Network of Inner City Community Service Society and Britannia’s youth engagement projects.
About Aprons for Gloves Boxing Association | 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 historic Gastown community, 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 in the city’s Downtown Eastside. 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, and training results in positive self-esteem, good health and camaraderie for its participants. For more information, please visit apronsforgloves.com.
About Eastside Boxing Club | Eastside Boxing Club (ESB) is a not-for-profit gym located at the heart of Chinatown in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside that trains pro, amateur and recreational boxers. Dave Schuck founded the gym in 2012 after the closure of the Astoria Boxing Club, where he was the head coach. Working with several non-profit organizations in Downtown Vancouver, ESB is committed to continuing to facilitate free exercise programs for at risk youth and women that have been exposed to violence. Believing that everyone deserves accessibility to exercise, the ESB mission is to be an inclusive, community focused gym that delivers high quality boxing training. For more information, please visit eastsideboxingclub.com.