Waterloo Regional Boxing Club receives grant
31 July 2008 – It was announced by the Ontario Trillium Foundation that Waterloo Regional Boxing Academy was a recipient of a $75,000 donation to assist the boxing club in purchasing new boxing equipment and furnishings for their new boxing club scheduled to open September 2008. The W.R.B.A. boxing club will now train at the Arnie Boehm Training Centre, located at 135 Lennox Lewis Way in the City of Kitchener. This 7500 sq ft facility will also include a cardio room, a student study lounge, a state of the art interactive “exercise wall” and a 200 metre indoor running track.
The grant money will also be used to also purchase computers for an after school program directed at Youth at Risk and Youth in Need. This program will deliver a free boxing program as well as provide tutors to assist in completing homework. The remaining funds will be used to purchase boxing equipment including two boxing rings and 20 heavy bags. RINGSIDE is a major supporter of the boxing club and will be the official supplier of all their equipment.
The Ontario Trillium Foundation is an agency that distributes its funding to charities and not-for-profits through two granting programs: Community and Province-Wide. Within those programs, funding is allocated in four sectors: Arts and Culture, Environment, Sports and Recreation, and Human and Social Services. The OTF promotes “Healthier and more physically active Ontarians”.
Coach Rick Cadilha thanked all the volunteers that helped write the grant, a process that spanned over 3 years and two previous failed attempts.
W.R.B.A were also pleased to announce that they received a grant from the Kitchener Rangers Hockey Club in the amount of $75,000 to assist in paying for the cardio and weight equipment and further received another Provincial Grant in the amount of $23,830 from the Communities in Action Fund.