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Leo High Students Boxing Club Looks to Knockout Kids' Cancer
Updated: Friday, 09 Mar 2012, 9:13 AM CST
Published : Friday, 09 Mar 2012, 9:13 AM CST
By Patrick Elwood, FOX Chicago News
Chicago - We are one week away from our big St. Baldricks FOX Chicago Schools Challenge shave day at 'The Cell.' With more than 75 schools joining us to help conquer kids' cancer, we've already raised $415,000.
Inside the halls and the ring at Leo High School, kids are putting on the gloves to fight kids' cancer.
Leo High School has been around since 1926, a boys Catholic college prep where young boys grow to be strong, community minded young men.
On Saturday at 3 p.m. at 115 Bourbon Street in Merionnette Park, they are looking to deliver that knock-out punch to kids cancer.
The Leo Boxing Club's motivations are real.
The guys under the leadership of their coach Mike Joyce have been planning for this Saturday night for a long time now, getting in shape and growing their hair.
Coach Joyce is a Leo graduate himself and the son-in-law of Muhammad Ali.
Joyce is as proud as he can be of his guys.
He and friend John O'Sullivan are organizing Saturday's boxing matches.
So the sky is the limit here, when the Leo Lion roars like it will Saturday when that bell rings, good things happen.
As the champ himself once said, "it's lack of faith that makes people afraid of meeting challenges, and I believed in myself."
These kids and their coach believe as well.
Eric Owens vs. Logan Plantz SuperHeavyweights -Really?
These two dreadnaughts will touch gloves and each other. My pal Eric Owens will graduate this Mother's Day from Leo High School. Big E is off to college in the fall well-armed with the Leo Spirit of Giving. Our guys from Mike Joyce's Leo Boxing Club will square off with Celtic Boxers, Marty McGarry's Boxers and many, many other great amateur and pro talents all on the same card to knock-out cancer.
Come on out Saturday for a full afternoon of sport, fellowship, food and fun at the most generous venue on the south side 115 Bourbon Street. There is not a weekend goes by, that 115 Bourbon Street does not help sick kids, suffering families and causes that really matter.
If you can't join us go to the donation website for St. Badrick's Right Cheer!
Or, dial them up at (888) 899-BALD extension (2253)and make a handsome drop. make it is handsome as Tommy Zbikowski of the Baltimore Ravens and the Sqaure Ring of the Sweet Science.
Make it as handsome as Dicky Eklund who is always ringside for anyone, especially kids, who can use a powerful punch of aid.
Event St. Baldricks Fight for a Cure A Good Time for a Great Cause
Saturday March 10th 3:00-7:30
115 Bourbon Street 3359 west 115th street
Open bar, buffet, raffles, headshaving, St. Patrick's Day queen and court, music and live boxing
Featuring boxers from Leo High School, Celtic Boxing Club, McGarry Boxing Club and Southside Knockout
All money raised goes to the St. Baldricks Foundation which is the largest fundraiser for childrens cancer research
If you can not attend and would like donate please visit www.stbaldricks.org and search Fight for a Cure
For more info please contact Trish O'sullivan 708-536-0003
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