On Thursday, June 17, 2004 the Ottawa Beaver Boxing Club hosted Ringside for Youth X. Ten years ago, 200 people attended the very first Ringside for Youth show, featuring George Chuvalo, and the event raised $15,000. This year over 800 people attended the tenth installment and helped push the total amount raised for the Boys and Girls Club of Ottawa to over $600,000! The money raised at Ringside for Youth will continue to help thousands of children in the Ottawa community to “believe and achieve.”
This year’s special guests at Ringside for Youth X were Former World Heavyweight Champion Larry Holmes, and Gerry Cooney. The “Easton Assassin” and the “Huntington Hammer” were fantastic guests as they signed autographs, posed for photographs, and shared stories with the audience.
The evening’s festivities included a cocktail reception, 3 course dinner, memorabilia auction, knockout draw/raffle, and 5 sensational boxing matches. Congratulations to the Ottawa Beaver Boxing Club for putting on such an outstanding show. Also a special thanks to the officials and boxers who participated, the many corporate partners who attended, and the event organizers who provided a highly entertaining evening. Boxing Ontario was proud to be involved in such a worthwhile event and we look forward to next year!
For pictures from the Ringside for Youth X show visit our Image Gallery.