Congratulations to Ali Youssef, April's Athlete of the Month.The Border City Cadet B boxer known as "Junior" has had an outstanding run in the last year. He captured the Ringside World Championship in the summer and followed it up in 2005 with a Brampton Cup Gold medal and a repeat as Provincial Champion. He more recently raised his record to 12-1 after winning gold at the Quebec Cup in March. Keep up the good work junior!
Cadets and Senior Females Make Us Proud
Boxing Ontario would like to thank the Cadet Provincial Team and the Ontario Senior Females who shook up Argentina for all of their dedication and hard work. The coaches were extremely pleased by all of the Cadet boxers who traveled to Prince George, B.C. and boxed their hearts out. The ladies who boxed in Argentina (2 Gold) also did Ontario and Canada proud. Results are on the website under Latest News.
The race is on! Several clubs are in close competition for that elusive prize in our membership drive….a free club membership for 2006! A friendly reminder that only 24 days remain until the contest closes. Get your Recreational AND FANatic club participants registered now with Boxing Ontario! Registrations are only $5 each and include goodies like skip ropes or NEW wristbands, as well as e-newsletter access and other upcoming incentives. For more details on the contest visit our Newsletter section on the website (see March 4 newsletter) or contact Boxing Ontario.
This drive aids your club and it helps us receive more government funding for the association. What are you waiting for?!? Sign those members up now!
Boxing Ontario Awards Dinner & Corporate Show
This weekend at the Ray McGibbon's Tournament we will have information for the Boxing Ontario Awards Dinner & Corporate Show. This formal event will be on Friday, June 17, 2005 and take place in Oakville. Doors open at 5:30pm with Awards starting at 6:30pm and Dinner at 7:00pm. Times are subject to change. Tickets will be made available to members of Boxing Ontario at $400 per table (8) or $50 per member. Additional fees for non-members. No general admission tickets.
HONOURING BOXING'S FINEST
The evening will honour the best of Ontario amateur boxing in 2004. Winners will be announced LIVE at the event, in the following categories:
- Male & Female Athlete of the Year
- Coach, Official, & Volunteer of the Year
- Club Awards – Membership & Development
- Legends – 4 new heroes of boxing will be inducted in to the "Legends Ring of Fame", joining our inaugural inductees from last year.
ONTARIO vs. QUEBEC!!!………… CHUVALO vs. BAILEY?!?
The evening will be feature a live 6-bout match between some of Ontario and Quebec's best boxers. Hosting the evening will be two Canadian sporting icons – legendary boxer George Chuvalo and sprinting hero Donovan Bailey.
The best tables will be made available on a first-come, first-serve basis, so book your table now! Order forms will be posted on the website shortly and they can be submitted to Boxing Ontario along with the appropriate fee.
Very shortly Boxing Ontario will post a nomination form in the Members Only section of the website. This will allow all members to nominate a potential individual for induction into the Legends Ring of Fame. A Legend is an individual who has gone above and beyond the call of excellence in Ontario amateur boxing; someone who is widely regarded as a leader in the sport and a role model for those aspiring to be the best. Each year Boxing Ontario will induct FOUR new Legends into the Ring of Fame, with one in each of the following categories:
- Boxer - demonstrating outstanding skills, sportsmanship, and accomplishments in the ring
- Coach – bringing athletes to their peak performances through innovation and mentorship while promoting the rules and integrity of the sport
- Official – referee, judge, doctor, volunteer, or supporter whose steadfast support has greatly impacted the growth and development of Ontario amateur boxing
- Builder – a pioneer in our sport who has served on some administrational level to raise the sport and its governing bodies in the areas of technical improvement, organizational effectiveness, or other.
All individuals nominated for the 25th Anniversary Awards Dinner last year will automatically be entered into the nomination pool. See the Members Only section for more details, starting April 13.
Until next time, see you ringside at the Awards Dinner!