Date: March 27, 2008




Producing Total Knockouts: Not The Typical Boxing Club


TORONTO, March 28- Punch Card: Producing Total Knockouts is an event designed to raise awareness of women and transgenders who have been the victims of violence and are looking for a way to break the cycle.

The first Canadian female boxing club, Toronto Newsgirls, in conjunction with The Shape Your Life Program will play host to the event activities. The Shape Your Life program aims to empower survivors by building self-esteem through the sport of boxing.

In the first corner of the ring, champion Lanay Browning will demonstrate boxing techniques and speak about the obstacles she has overcome to become one of Canada’s champion female boxers. In the second corner, graduates from the Shape Your Life Program will candidly speak about past experiences that led them to the program. With special appearances and musical performances by Toronto Newsgirl’s founder, Savoy Howe and singer songwriter Mike Celia (           

On Thursday, April 10 at 6 p.m., at the Toronto Newsgirls Boxing Club, 388 Carlaw Avenue, Unit.108, men and women will band together to make a difference in each other’s lives.

Proceeds from the event will be donated to the Shape Your Life program for graduates to have a one-year gym membership to The Toronto Newsgirls Boxing Club. The Toronto Newsgirls ( is a boxing club that provides a safe and positive space for women to explore the sport of boxing.

Punch Card: Producing Total Knockouts is organized by Centennial College’s Corporate Communications and Public Relations students, in partnership with Opportunity for Advancement.


For further information, images or to schedule an interview: Please contact Chrissy Newton, Punch Card: Producing Total Knockouts- Media Relations, (416) 705-9523, [email protected] Website-